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 Reg. Form





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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 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.

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







Come check out the 7th annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Mattie Marsh Park (in case of inclement weather this event will be held at Eastland Baptist Church).  Not only will your child(ren) hunt for sweet treats, they will also discover the sweetest truth ever - why we celebrate Easter.  This family friendly event will be a wonderful time, so come taste and see!!! For more information, please call Eastland Baptist Church at 419-636-3835.


     Mattie Marsh Park

     Saturday, April 20th

     11:30 AM

     No Charge











   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 April 15 & 22, May 2, 6, 16, 20, 23 and 30; 8 nights for $20.00, or 4 nights for $10.00 at 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.


Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture Class - Make your masterpiece!  Your life is a work of art unlike any other. Chalk Couture will be changing your walls and halls from drab décor to wonderful wows—it’s the hottest trend in creativity and DIY. Join us and create your own one-of-a-kind beautiful artwork! Board sizes and prices are listed below.  All supplies will be furnished by instructor Cyndi Stoller.  Class will be on May 9th and May 23rd, 6:30-8:30PM at the Community Center.  You could even make a gift for your Mother.  There is a limit of 15 for this class, so be sure to register early (419-633-6030).   You can view a sample of the creations on Cyndi’s web page.  https://www.facebook.com/ccscyndiscreations/ 


Board & Base         $18

10" Round Board    $20

Pallet Sign 9x12     $25

Greyson 12x18       $40



Children's Crafts & Activities


Children's craft and activity classes for ages pre-school and first grade.  Bryan Parks and Recreation has some fun planned for your children this winter!  They will start with crafts and end with a fun activity to get your children moving.  Have your child join instructor Courtney Powell so that they can have fun making crafts and meeting new friends.  Each day will have a different theme; choose a couple or try them all.  Each participant may dress up for the theme of the day.  Fun for boys and girls.  Classes will take place in the East End Community Room (Parks & Recreation pre-school room). Class sizes are limited so please call the Parks and Recreation Department (419-633-6030) to reserve your Childs spot and to make sure that we have enough supplies.  Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 AM; dates and themes for each Saturday are listed below. $10.00 per child, per day!


                         April 27th = Zoo

                         May 4th = Outer Space

                          May 11th = Circus

                                May 18th = Ocean













16th - 4:00 Swim Team Registration

21st - Happy Easter

25th - Tree Bagging at the Ice Rink

26th - Arbor Day Program  

27th - 10:00 Children's Zoo Crafts & Activities



4th - 10:00-12:00 Soccer Registration

4th - 10:00 Children’s Outer Space Crafts & Activities

9th  - 6:30 Chalk Couture Class, Session I

11th - 10:00 Children’s Circus Crafts & Activities

15th  - Tot League Sign Up Deadline

18th - 10:00 Children’s Ocean Craft & Activities

18th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

23rd  - 6:30 Chalk Couture Class, Session II

28th & 29th- 4:00-7:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons Pre-Sale



3rd  - 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

10th - 6:00 Tennis for Beginners Class

10th - 7:00 Intermediate Tennis Class 

13th - 15th -  Bryan Jubilee

14th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park

15th -  Bryan Jubilee Parade

17th - 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class Session I Starts

17th -  Swim Lessons, Session I Starts

21st - 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 Aerobics  Starts

28th - 10:00 Stories in Moore Park

29th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”



5th  - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park

7th -  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

12th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park

15th  - 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts

15th  - Swim Lessons, Session II Starts

19th - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park

22nd  - 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session III Starts

29th –10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session IV Starts






Spring/Summer Brochure 2019   






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

Healthy Ohio Programs 

Williams County Health  Department



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