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
The Bryan Parks &
Recreation Department, Peggy Musser, and the Bryan High School cheerleaders will
be offering a cheerleading camp to children preschool thru 4th
grade. This camp
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 Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 11 – 20; 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 January 21st. Classes will be held at the Community Center.
There is a $20.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.
PLEASE preregister by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at
(15 & up) Using 24 cupcakes create a beautiful masterpiece that will be too
pretty to eat.
In this class you will learn to make cake lace, icing roses, and
delicious chocolate decorations.
You will learn to use isomalt nibs to make glittering sugar roses and an
airbrush to add a gold touch.
Instructor Alicia Sheperd will provide all supplies that are needed and
you will take home your creation.
Please try to register before class so that we will have enough supplies
by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.
Class will be held at the Community Center on Tuesday, October 11th
at 6:00 PM with a fee of $45.00
- 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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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Healthy Ohio Programs
Williams County Health Department