Welcome To The City of Bryan, Ohio

Bryan Ohio


Parks & Recreation Department

1399 East High Street
Second Floor
Bryan, Ohio 43506





Bryan is blessed with many parks and continues to grow in acreage and facilities.


Recreation Park

(78 acres)


Garver Park

(13.2 acres) est. (1909)


Moore Park

(11 acres) est. 1937


Mattie Marsh Park

(1 acre) est. 1954


Hitt Park

(1 acre) est. 1956


Roseland Park

(8 acres) est. 1970


East End Park

(33.3 acres) est. 1976


Fountain City Park

(7.7 acres) est. 1991


Central Park

(.25 acre) est. 1997


Israel Gardens Butterfly Park

(.50 acre) est. 1997  


Maple Grove Park

(10 acres) est. 1999


Click here for map of parks



Parks & Recreation Department Staff

Bryan Park Board











T-Ball Registration Form









Welcome to the Bryan Parks

and Recreation  Department


 "The Greeks built an Acropolis - And Noah built an Ark 

The Russians built a Sputnik  But Bryan built a Park" 

(Bryan Times, 1957)

The Benefits of Parks and Recreation is truly endless!

Mission Statement:

To create strong ties within the Bryan community in order to achieve diverse leisure experiences, to preserve and utilize the natural beauty of our environment, and to enhance the quality of life.



Bryan Parks & Recreation Preschool

We are at This time enrolling children for the 2016-2017 school year.  Classes will begin in August.  Call the Parks and Recreation Office at 419-633-6030 to get your child registered or with any questions you may have.


Come join the program that has been preparing our children for Kindergarten for 30 plus years.

Classes offered:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (4 and 5 year olds)
8:30 AM-11:30 AM or 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday and Thursday (3 and 4 year olds)
9:30AM-11:30 AM or 12:30 PM-2:30 PM








You can see a full list in the brochure below

T-Ball  Form Available on the left.







ZUMBA® KIDS    The ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba® fans. This program helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness FUN. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, team work, confidence, memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness. Kids can get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. Boys and girls are welcome. Classes will be held at the Bryan Community Center, upstairs. Class size is limited to 15. Licensed Instructor: Courtney Powell.

6 weeks for $20.00    


Zumba® Kids (ages 8-11);   Mondays 7:15-8:00 PM;   Starts  April 25th


 Zumba® Kids (ages 5-7);  Tuesdays 6:15 –7:00 PM;   Starts April 26th





ZUMBA® MOMMY& ME  Let the journey to an active, healthy life begin! Adults and their little ones 2 to 4 years old can wiggle, sing, dance and learn together for the ultimate bonding experience! This program focuses on movement, balance and basic Zumba steps. Parents, Grandparents or caregivers will have an active role in this class. Boys and girls are welcome. Classes will be held at the Bryan Community Center. Licensed Instructor: Courtney Powell.

6 weeks for $20.00       


 Zumba® Mommy & Me (ages 2-4);  Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:00 PM;  Starts April 26th







 Paloma Gyspy Dance (ages 15 and up)   A beautiful art form and feminine way to exercise, Paloma Gypsy Dance combines elements of Tribal belly dance; Spanish folkloric; and traditional Persian dance. This style provides a great aerobic workout and enhances strength, elegance, and grace. Each class will include a full body warm-up and cool-down. Students should wear non-baggy, comfortable clothing and may dance barefoot or in ballet slippers. No prior experience is required. Join instructor Rita Michele for this journey along the Silk Road, and discover the dancer in you!  All classes will be held on Thursdays at the Community Center on Buffalo Rd. Each session will run for five consecutive weeks, and the cost is $40.00. A minimum of six pre-registered students is required to hold the class. Please call 419-633-6030 to reserve your space!


     Starts April 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.






16th - 10:30 Little Bears Registration

25th-  7:15 Zumba Kids (ages 8-11) Starts

26th - 5:15 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts

26th - 6:15 Zumba Kids (ages 5-7) Starts

26th -  4:00 Swim Team Registrations

28th -  5:30 Belly Dancing Class, Session I Starts

29th - 1:00 Arbor Day “Walk Through the Park”

30th  - 8:30 Pitch, hit, And Run Competition

30th -  9:00 Swim Team Registrations



6th  -  Tot League Sign Up Deadline

10th - 5:00 Soccer Registration

14th - 9:00 Soccer Registration

31st - 3:30-6:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons on Sale



5th  -  6:00 Mainly Marathon

6th -   8:30 Tennis for Beginners and Beyond Class Starts

9th  -  5:30 Belly Dancing Class, Session II Starts

10th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park

13th - 6:00 Kids German Class Starts

13th -  Swim Lessons, Session I Starts

13th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class Session I Starts

13th - 6:30 Introduction to Varsity Tennis Class Starts

14th - 7:00 Learn to Speak German Class Starts

14th -  Start of Jubilee Week

17th - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh Park

18th -  Bryan Jubilee Parade

20th - 9:00 Safety Town, Session I Starts

24th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park

25th - “Day In The Park” & Fireworks

28th - 5:30 Water Aerobics Starts



Spring/Summer Brochure   

Available Now!!!



Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com

Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com











Bryan City Arborist


The City Arborist is responsible for the maintenance and care of public trees in the city of Bryan.  This includes park trees, street trees, terrace trees, and public trees located in the city right of way or on city property.  The arborist also serves as a source of information about trees to the citizens of Bryan.





Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Can I trim a tree located in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?


A. Most trimming is done by the City Arborist or Utility Department, however with the permission of the City Arborist a qualified tree service may be allowed to trim.  Trimming requests should be directed to the Parks Department at 419-633-6030 or by email to cgoshia@cityofbryan.com.


Q. Can I plant a tree in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?


A. Yes, tree species and location must be approved by the City Arborist to meet tree ordinance requirements.


Q.  Why are all the ash trees in the area dying?


A.   Almost all ash trees in northwest Ohio have been infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an exotic pest from China.  Treatment with insecticide is possible, but most must be applied annually and are only effective if started before a tree is heavily infested.  Follow this link for more information. http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/Multistate_EAB_Insecticide_Fact_Sheet.pdf


Q.  What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other types of trees?


A. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) was  found in the Bethel ,Ohio area in 2011 and has resulted in the removal of thousands of trees in that area in an attempt to contain this destructive pest.  Unlike the ash borer, which only feeds on ash trees, ALB is known to attack many species of trees.  For more information go to:  http://beetlebusters.info/


Q. What are the best trees to plant in this area?


A. Choosing the best tree for a particular location depends upon many factors: the amount of space available (height, spread, and soil space for roots), the purpose (shade, screening, ornamentation, wildlife habitat), soil type, moisture requirements, maintenance needs, and resistance to insects and diseases.  Some of the best trees for our area are listed below.  For more information go to: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1082.html



Small species 15-30’    
Amur Maple - Acer ginnala Paperbark Maple Acer griseum Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum
Tatarian Maple - Acer tataricum Serviceberry - Amelanchier spp Eastern Redbud - Cercis Canadensis
Hawthorn - Crataegus spp. Magnolia - Magnolia spp. Flowering Crabapple - Malus spp.
Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata    
Medium species 30-45’    
Hedge Maple - Acer campestre River Birch - Betula nigra Hornbeam - Carpinus spp.
Katsuratree  - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Goldenraintree - Koelreuteria paniculata Black Gum - Nyssa sylvatica
American Hophornbeam - Ostrya virginiana Callery pear - Pyrus calleryana Sawtooth Oak - Quercus acutissima
Lacebark Elm - Ulmus parvifolia    
Large species more than 45’    
Norway Maple - Acer platanoides Red Maple  - Acer rubrum Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum
American Beech - Fagus grandifolia Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba Honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos
Kentucky Coffeetree - Gymnocladus dioicus Sweetgum-  Liquidambar styraciflua Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera
White Oak - Quercus alba Swamp White Oak - Quercus bicolor Shingle Oak - Quercus imbricaria
Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa Red Oak - Quercus rubra Shumard Oak - Quercus shumardi
Japanese Pagoda Tree - Sophora japonica American Linden - Tilia americana Baldcypress - Taxodium distichum
Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata Silver Linden - Tilia tomentosa Elm Ulmus spp.- Dutch Elm resistant types
Japanese Zelkova  - Zelkova serrata    

Bryan Tree Commission

The Bryan Tree Commission is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for the care, preservation, and maintenance of trees and shrubs in the parks, along streets, and in other public areas. The Tree Commission consists of five citizens appointed by the mayor and the City Arborist. Ad hoc members include, one council representative, the Parks and Recreation Director, Director of Utilities and/or representative, and the Street Commissioner and/or representative. Anyone interested in serving on the Tree Commission may call the Parks office at 419-633-6030 for more information.


Interesting Tree Links:

Arbor Day Foundation

Ohio DNR Urban Forestry

International Society of Arboriculture

Ohio Big Trees

USDA Forest Service

What Tree is it?

Tree Identification




Bryan, Ohio  43506 

Phone: 419-633-6030

 Email: parks-rec@cityofbryan.com


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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Healthy Ohio Programs 

Williams County Health  Department



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