Welcome to the
Greeks built an Acropolis - And Noah built an
The Russians built a
Sputnik But Bryan
built a Park"
(Bryan Times, 1957)
Benefits of Parks and Recreation is truly endless!
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 &
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.
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
Fall Brochure will soon be out and is available now below!
The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and instructor Dawn Davis
will be offering Yoga Classes this fall at the Community Center.
Five weeks (ten lessons) cost just $25.00.
This class will increase your flexibility, balance, strength, and
endurance while experiencing the stress relief of yoga.
You’re sure to learn something new, and at the same time, get rid of
that stress you’ve built up throughout the day.
Standing, seated, and lying down stretches are included in this class,
ending in a deep relaxation. This
Yoga class will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 PM, and will
start on September 19th. Join us and
see how Yoga is a great class for everyone.
Bring a towel or mat to class to sit on. There is a limit of 18 students
in each class. Call 419-633-6030
today to register for our Yoga Class.
The Bryan Parks
& Recreation Department and certified instructor Courtney Powell will be
hosting 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 starting in
September, for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. Ages 8-11 will meet
on Mondays, starting September 26th, from 7:15-8:00PM. and ages 5-7
will meet On Tuesday’s starting September 27th from 7:00-7:45
PM. We ask that you drop off your
child; they respond better when parents are not watching.
Each class size is limited to 15; so call the Parks and Recreation office
at 419-633-6030 to register.
- MOM & ME
Bryan Parks and Recreation
and Courtney Powell will be hosting Mommy & Me Zumba classes.
Let the journey to an active, healthy life begin! Adults and their little
ones 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 for six
consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00 for each adult/child couple.
Adults and their 2-4 year olds will dance on Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 PM
starting on September 29th.
Class sizes are limited so please call the Parks and Recreation office at
419-633-6030 to register.
fun time cupcake class! Using 24 cupcakes you will create edible sand and water
In this class you will learn about flat icing and how to color and use
You will learn to make chocolate shells and how to use isomalt nibs to
make sea creatures.
Students will also be using an airbrush.
Instructor Alicia Sheperd will provide all supplies that are needed and
you will take home your creation.
Please try to register a week before class so that supplies may be
ordered by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.
Class will be held at the Community Center on Thursday, September 29th
at 6:00 PM with a fee of $45.00
The Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Belly Dancing
Classes for persons 15 years & older Join instructor Rita Michele for the
art of belly dance with a Persian and Mediterranean flair! This “Skills,
Drills, & Combinations” class is perfect for beginners as well as
challenging enough for more experienced dancers. Belly dance is ideal for
improving core strength. It tones the entire body and provides a low-impact
aerobic workout. Students should
wear comfortable clothing that is not baggy and may dance barefoot or in ballet
slippers. A scarf tied around the hips is helpful.
No prior experience is required. A
full warm-up and cool-down is included with every class. Enhance your grace and
beauty, and discover the dancer in you! All
classes will be held on Thursday evenings starting September 29th at
6:30 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road. Class will run for eight
consecutive weeks, and the cost is $60.00. A minimum of six pre-registered
students is required to hold the class. Please call 419-633-6030 to reserve
Parks and Recreation Department and instructor Amy Snyder, will be offering a Basic
Dog Obedience Class for dogs five months and older.
Want to have a better relationship with your dog and have fun learning
how to accomplish this? In this
class you will not only learn how to train your dog some everyday commands such
as sit, stay, and down, you will also learn how to prevent/correct some unwanted
behaviors. This class is great for
first time dog owners, shelter dogs, or anyone who needs a refresher course.
This class is limited to eight people/dogs and will be held on four
consecutive Saturdays starting October
1st and will be held at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road
from 9:30-10:30 AM and the cost for the class is $55.00.
Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.
- 8:00 CPC Walkathon
- 5:00 Fulton County Fitness Classes Begins
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session I Begins
- 10:00 Barnfest
- 6:00 Zumba Kids (8-11) Begins
- 6:00 Zumba Kids (5-7) Begins
- 5:00 Mommy & Me Zumba Begins
- 6:00 Beach Cupcake Class
- 6:30 Belly Dance Class Begins
Annual Bridging the Gap to Heart Health
- 9:30 Basic Dog Obedience Class Begins
- Ready, Set, Relax
- 5:00 Fitness Blast Class Begins
Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due
- Learn to Speak German Class Begins
- 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins
- 6:30 Decadent Cupcake Class
- 6:00 Kids Spooky Cupcake Class
- 3:00 Community Halloween Party
- 6:00 Trick-or-Treat
- 6:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins
- 6:00 Woodland Creatures Cake Class
- 5:00 “2016
Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
- Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays
- 6:00 Decoupage Frame Class
- 6:00 Pretty Edible Present Cake Class
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com
Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com
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
Can I trim a tree located in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?
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
Can I plant a tree in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?
Yes, tree species and location must be approved by the
City Arborist to meet tree ordinance requirements.
Why are all the ash trees in the area dying?
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
What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other
types of trees?
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/
What are the best trees to plant in this area?
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:
Maple - Acer
- Magnolia spp.
||Flowering Crabapple -
|Japanese Tree Lilac
|Medium species 30-45’
- Betula nigra
- Carpinus spp.
|Large species more
- Gleditsia triacanthos
- Quercus alba
||Swamp White Oak
|Japanese Pagoda Tree
Linden - Tilia
Dutch Elm resistant types
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
Arbor Day Foundation
Ohio DNR Urban Forestry
International Society of
Ohio Big Trees
USDA Forest Service
What Tree is it?
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