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
2014-2015 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
Classes Are Here!!!
Little Artist & Me
My little artist
and me class for ages 3- 4. Your child will discover their creative side, by
your side. This program promotes and
enhances: artful fun, developmental skills and benchmarks, motor and social
development, school readiness, parent and child connections, creative and
self-esteem, and most importantly….imagination. ONE parent must
stay to help their child throughout this class.
This class will be held in the art room at Washington School and will run
for six consecutive Tuesdays starting April 21st.
Class will be held from 5:00-5:30 PM with a fee of $35.00 for each child
parent set. Class size is limited to
the first 12 to register, so register early by calling the Parks and Recreation
office at 419-633-6030.
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 April 21st,
for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. Ages 8-11 will meet from
6:00-7:00 PM. and ages 5-7 will meet from 6:400-6:45 PM on Thursdays starting on
April 23rd. 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.
& Me Zumba
Bryan Parks and Recreation
and Courtney Powell will be hosting a Mommy & Me Zumba class for mothers and
their 2-4 year old children. 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 on
Thursdays at 5:00 PM for 6 weeks starting on April 23rd.
Class will run for six weeks with a fee of $25.00.
Call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register.
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 April
25th and will be held at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on
Townline Road from 9:00-10:00 AM and the cost for the class is $55.00.
Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
5:00 My Little Artist & Me Class Starts
6:00 Zumba Kids (ages 8-11) Starts
23rd - 5:00 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts
23rd - 6:00 Zumba Kids (ages 5-7) Starts
24th - 1:00 Arbor Day “Walk Through
9:30 Dog Obedience Class Session I Starts
5:00 Swim Team Registration
- 8:30 Pitch, hit, And Run Competition
2nd - 10:00 Swim Team Registration
- Tot League Sign Up Deadline
16th - 10:30 Essential Oils 101 Class
26th - 3:30-6:00 Pool Passes/Swim
Lessons on Sale
2nd -10:00 Summer Zumba Kids at the
6:00 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts (ages 6-11)
- 6:00 Zumba Mommy & Me
Starts (ages 2-5)
- 9:00 Dog Obedience Class
Session II Starts
8:30 Tennis for Beginners Class
12th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
Swim Lessons, Session I Starts
Start of Jubilee Week
19th - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh
Bryan Jubilee Parade
22nd - 9:00 Safety Town, Session I
23rd - 5:30 Water Aerobics Starts
26th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park
27th - “Day In The Park” &
29th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class
Session I Starts
10th - 10:00 Stories in Moore Park
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
9:00 Safety Town, Session II Starts
- Swim Lessons, Session II Starts
14th - 10:00 Summer Zumba Kids at the
14th - 9:00 Safety Town, Session II
17th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park
20th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class,
Session II Starts
20th - 9:00 Black Swamp Arts Camp Starts
24th - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park
3rd - 9:00 Safety Town, Session III
15th -4:00 Back to School Bash @ Mattie
Bryan Parks and Recreation Department handles only T-Ball, all other sports are
handled by the following Associations.
Bryan Baseball Association - bryanbaseball.org
Bryan Softball Association - bryansoftball.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com
Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com
Download our seasonal Parks
and Recreation brochure.
Spring-Summer Broch. 14.pdf
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 more information.
What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other types of
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
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:
|Amur Maple -
||Paperbark Maple Acer griseum
Maple - Acer palmatum
|Tatarian Maple -
- Amelanchier spp
||Flowering Crabapple -
|Japanese Tree Lilac
- Syringa reticulata
|Medium species 30-45’
- Acer campestre
- Betula nigra
- Carpinus spp.
- Cercidiphyllum japonicum
- Nyssa sylvatica
- Ostrya virginiana
- Pyrus calleryana
- Quercus acutissima
- Ulmus parvifolia
|Large species more than 45’
- Acer platanoides
- Acer rubrum
- Acer saccharum
- Fagus grandifolia
- Ginkgo biloba
- Gleditsia triacanthos
|Kentucky Coffeetree -
- Liriodendron tulipifera
- Quercus alba
||Swamp White Oak
- Quercus macrocarpa
- Quercus rubra
- Quercus shumardi
|Japanese Pagoda Tree
- Sophora japonica
Linden - Tilia americana
- Taxodium distichum
- Tilia cordata
- Tilia tomentosa
||Elm Ulmus spp.-
Dutch Elm resistant types
- Zelkova serrata
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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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Healthy Ohio Programs
Williams County Health Department