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 will soon be enrolling children for the
2019-2020 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
The Parks & Recreation Department will
be using a SEASON PASS
or PUNCH CARD system this summer at both
By purchasing a punch card, patrons receive discounts
on daily admissions. Persons must
either present a season
pass, punch card,
or pay with cash to be
admitted each day. Daily admission to
either of Bryan’s two pools
is still the most economical ticket to recreational fun that a person can buy.
Come and enjoy the sparkling
blue waters of Moore and East End Pools this summer.
opening day will be June 6th
DAILY ADMISSION: 4-17 Years -
$1.50 18 through
61 years -$2.00
3-under - Free
CARD No discounts on punch cards
4 thru 17 years of age
18 thru 61 years of age
If You Plan On
Coming Back in the Evening, Your Hand Will Be Stamped.
Punch cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen
Family (2) $60
Family (3) $70
Family (4) $80
Persons Who Have Their Names on the Pass are Eligible to Use that Pass.
Replacement Season Passes Will Be $2.00, if you lose yours.
* Pool hours of operation may be altered*
Moore Pool Monday & Wednesday 1:00-5:00
East End Pool Tuesday &
Thursday 1:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM
POOL SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE
All Lessons cost $20.00 per session
through June 27th
through July 25th
(Registrations for this session will not be taken until after 1:00 on June 28th)
AM Level 1, 3,
AM Infant/Toddler, Pre School & Level 2
PM Infant/Toddler, Level 1, & 3
PM Pre School, Level
lessons are held for 2 weeks, Monday through
the same for both
sessions. More classes will be added
if needed. You
may call 419-633-6030 to see if classes are canceled due to the weather. (TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)
BROCHURE IS NOW AVAILABLE BELOW
POUND® transforms drumming
into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in
this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio,
conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere
for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout
is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals
to men and women of all ages and abilities.
lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Burn up to
900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and
drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your
favorite music. Each 2-4 minute song
is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences,
providing you with the best workout in the shortest span of time.
Class size is limited to twelve and students must be at least 12 years of
age. Bring a mat if you have one.
Ripstixs will be provided by instructor, Ashley Kendall.
Classes will be held on Mondays,
June 3rd through August 26th, (no class July 15th); 12 nights for $25.00, or 4 nights for
6:45 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at
419-633-6030 to save your space.
You may join this class at
Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like no other you have ever
Find your true flow in body and mind as you stretch your body and train
your mind to the rhythm of music. Stretching
helps to maintain your range of motion allowing you to go about your everyday
life free of hindrances. You will become more in tune with your body and your
body confidence will improve. Your muscles will be strengthened yet relaxed
is just what you need to feel completely relaxed and content. Mindfulness
teaches you to be aware of the here and now, to enjoy this moment and to
avoid the anxiety of worrying about the past and future. Mindfulness uses
practical exercises to benefit anyone suffering from stress on a physical,
mental and emotional level. This
is you time. Time out of your day to get a clear head, to
get focused on the here and now and to get in control.
Dress comfortably. Shoes are optional. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes
will be held on Mondays,
June 3rd - August 26th, with no class on July 15th; 12 nights for $25.00, or 4
nights for $10.00 at
7:30 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at
419-633-6030 to save your space.
may join this class at any time.
Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this coming fall?
Will your child have to cross busy streets or have to board a bus on a
busy highway? The Parks &
Recreation Department and the Bryan Kiwanis Club remind parents to enroll their
kids in Safety Town, which will be offered this summer at the East End Community
is a national program that teaches life-long safety habits.
An adult instructor will supervise activities.
Safe travel to and from school, bus safety, fire safety, home safety,
water safety, bicycle safety, poisons, and how to deal with strangers will be
included in this comprehensive program. Important
vehicles such as a school bus, police car, and a fire truck will be available on
special days for students to become familiar with.
Safety Town is co-sponsored by the Bryan Kiwanis Club, Bryan Police and
Fire Departments, Bryan City Schools, and Bryan Parks and Recreation Department.
The fee is $10.00 per child for materials.
Registration forms are available in the Parks and Recreation office.
sessions are available this summer: July 8th-12th at 10:00
AM; and July 29th-Aug. 2nd at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
For more information about Safety Town, call the Parks and Recreation
Department at 419-633-6030. To
register for Safety Town stop into the Parks and Recreation Office and fill out
a registration form or print one from our website.
's 7 tennis courts around town and learn how to play a sport that will provide
fun and exercise for a lifetime. Trista
Savage, Trine University Tennis Team member, and Keegan McCashen, BCS tennis
player, will be teaching “Beginners" and
“Intermediate” tennis. Bring your own tennis racquet, plenty of water and
dress comfortably with proper tennis shoes and learn a great life-long
recreational sport that not only promotes physical fitness but also serves as a
fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy! All classes are
held at the Recreation Park tennis courts, which are near the Imagination
Station. Cost is $50.00 per student, per class. IMPORTANT:
If you are unsure if classes will be held because of inclement weather, call the
Parks & Recreation Office (419-633-6030).
(Ages 8 - Adult welcome)
the beginner, the fundamentals of tennis will be taught so that by the end of
the week each student will grasp basic skills such as proper grip, stance,
forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, and singles/doubles rules. All
instruction is taught in a fun and enjoyable learning environment.
June 10 - 14,
6:00-7:00PM BEGINNER LESSONS
is for the player with a little experience.
The intermediate players will begin refining their basic strokes while
learning higher level strokes, skills, and strategy. All instruction is
taught in a fun and enjoyable learning environment.
June 10 - 14,
7:00-8:00PM INTERMEDIATE LESSONS
The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an "Arts & Crafts
Summer Camp for Pre-Schoolers", for 3 and 4 year olds.
This one-week class (4 days) will be offered two different weeks
throughout the summer and will focus on introducing your 3 or 4 year old to a
variety of art mediums that will help develop his/her fine motor skills.
We will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole array of fun
and exciting craft projects. Our
instructors will help your child find his/her inner artist.
Kids will get to try something new each day.
All materials are included in the $15.00 fee.
Class size is limited to twelve students.
Classes will be held in the East End Community Room from 9:30-10:00 AM,
Mondays through Thursdays. The three sessions available for registration are as
follows and different projects will be created at each session:
Session I – June 17th-20th; Session
II – July 15th-18th; and Session
III – July 22nd-25th . There is a limit of 12 students per
class. Call the Parks and Recreation
Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to register.
The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an Arts & Crafts Summer
Camp this summer for children ages 5-10. Kids
will get to try something new each day and each day will be an adventure!
Our supervisors will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole
array of fun and exciting craft projects. All
materials are included in the $20.00 fee. Classes
are held at the East End Community Room Monday through Thursday mornings for
four days and cost $20.00 per child per session. Children,
ages 5-7, go from 10:15 AM-11:15 AM and ages 8-10 go from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.
The three sessions
available for registration are as follows and different projects will be
created at each session: Session
I – June 17th-20th; Session II
– July 15th-18th; and Session III
– July 22nd-25th . There
is a limit of 12 students per class. Call
the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to
The Parks and Recreation Dept. and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering
Water Aerobics Classes at East
End Pool this summer. Are you
looking for a cool way to get fit? Water
aerobics helps you burn calories and tone muscles while letting you stay cool in
four feet of water. Don't worry if
you've never tried aerobics before. Since
your body is in the water, no one will see you do anything wrong!
It's a great workout for men and women of all ages.
The pool is closed to other swimmers during this class and no pool pass
is needed to participate. Class will
be 5:30-6:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at East End Pool and will
consists of twelve classes (6 weeks) which costs only $30.00 for the session.
This class will start June 25th and you may call the Parks and Recreation
office at 419-633-6030 to register today.
- 6:45 Pound Class Session II, Starts
3rd - 7:30 Veraflow Class
Session II, Starts
10th - 10:00/6:00 Safety
Town, Session I Starts
- 6:00 Tennis for Beginners Class
- 7:00 Intermediate Tennis Class
13th - 15th -
- 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park
Bryan Jubilee Parade
17th - 9:30 Arts and
Crafts Class Session I Starts
Swim Lessons, Session I Starts
- 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh Park
22nd - “Day In The
Park” & Fireworks
24th - 10:00 Safety Town,
Session II Starts
25th - 5:30 Water
- 10:00 Stories in Moore Park
- 10:00 Stories in Garver Park
6:00AM Mainly Marathon
8th – 10:00 Safety
Town, Session III Starts
8th - 10:30 Superheroes
Down Under, Session I
11th - 10:30 Superheroes
Down Under, Session II
- 10:00 Stories at East End Park
- 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts
- Swim Lessons, Session II Starts
- 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park
- 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session III Starts
29th –10:00/6:00 Safety
Town, Session IV Starts
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.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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