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









































































































































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 2017-2018 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







FALL Brochure Will Soon Be HERE!












Cheerleading Camp

The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and the Bryan High School cheerleaders will be offering a cheerleading clinic to children preschool thru 4th grade.    This clinic will introduce jumping and arm placement skills needed for cheerleading along with the basic motions.  You will then practice these skills through cheers and chants.  This camp will run two nights, Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 18th and 20th; 5:00-6:00 PM and follow up with cheering under the Friday night lights with the Bryan Golden Bear Cheerleaders at the Football game on September 21st.  Classes will be held in the Bryan Elementary School upstairs gym.  There is a $15.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.  PLEASE preregister by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.    


Basic Baton Class

Basic Baton Class - Have fun as you learn the basics of baton twirling or improve your twirling with state champions, The Twilight Twirlers.  No experience is necessary ands this class welcomes children ages three and up.  If you do not have a baton you can order one before class begins for $20.00; just let them know when you register.  Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 18th and run for six consecutive Tuesdays at the Ice Rink from 6:00-6:45PM.  The fee for this class is $30.00; please call the Parks and Recreation office to register, 419-633-6030.

Dog Obedience

     The 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 six consecutive Saturdays starting September 22nd and will be held at the Jaycee Pavilion in the Recreation Park at 9:30 AM and the cost for the class is $65.00.  Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.

Belly Dance

The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Belly Dance class for women ages 15 and older. American Tribal Style belly dance celebrates the beauty and strength of women growing together in community.  A stylized format of steps, cues, and the familiarity of musical phrasing allow dancers to create an improvisational tapestry of movement each time they dance.  ATS is an energizing blend of pan-Mediterranean, Gypsy inspired dance forms that will tone the entire body, strengthen the core, provide aerobic exercise, and enhance grace. Get in fantastic shape and have fun while learning this beautiful art form.  Students may dance barefoot, in socks, or in ballet slippers, wearing comfortable clothing with a scarf tied around the hips.  No prior dance experience is required.   This class will be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road, upstairs,  and will run 5 consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM starting September 25th,  with a cost of $40.00. Class size is limited to 15, so please pre-register by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to reserve your space. A Beyond Basics class will also be offered for those that have attended at least two prior sessions of belly dance classes.  Beyond Basics will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:45 and run for five weeks for $40.00 starting September 25th.


Pound Class

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.  Using Ripstix®, 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 Thursday nights at 6:45 starting on October 4th at the Community Center on Buffalo Road.  Cost is $10.00 for the four nights or $25.00 for 11 nights.   Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to save your space.


Veraflow Class

Veraflow: Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like no other you have ever experienced.  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 and loose.  VeraFlow 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 Thursdays at 7:30 in the Community Center starting October 4th.  Fee is 11 nights for $20.00, or $10.00 for 5 nights.  Instructor is Ashley Kendall .  See a preview at veraflow.com






18th - 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins

18th - 6:00 Basic Baton Class Begins

22nd - 9:30 Basic Dog Obedience Class Begins

22nd- 10:00 Barnfest

25th  - 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins

25th - 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class



1st - Ready, Set, Relax

4th - 6:45 Pound Class Begins

4th - 7:30 VeraFlow Class Begins

5th - Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due

11th - 5:30 Core De Fore Demo

27th - 2:00 Community Halloween Party

27th - 5:00 Trick-or-Treat

27th - 5:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park

29th - 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins



6th  - 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins

6th  - 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class

17th - 5:00 “2018 Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House




7th-  Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays





Fall Brochure 2018   






Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.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

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Williams County Health  Department



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