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
June 1, 2015
discount for Marathon and Half; use discount core: MMDISC
Marathon is Day 1 of the Heartland Series; 7 days-7states. Do any or
all. No Time Limits. Voted "Best Food at a Marathon"
Registration available at - MainlyMarathons.com
2015 Pool Schedule
East End Pool
East End Pool
East End Pool
The Parks & Recreation Dept. reminds persons to beat the crowd and
register for session one of swim lessons and get your season swim passes early.
Swim lessons include two weeks (8 classes), and cost $20.00 per person.
POOL ONLY will be taking
registrations for session one of swim lessons and selling season passes Tuesday
through Thursday, May 26th through 28th,
from 3:30-6:00 PM.
A 10-Punch Card costs $10.00 and a 20-Punch Card costs $20.00 for
4-17 year olds and $15.00 and $30.00, respectively, for 18-61 year olds.
Season passes will be $45.00
for individuals, $60.00 for a family of 2, $70.00 for a family of 3, $80.00 for
a family of 4, and $90.00 for a family of 5 or more.
If you purchase your pass from May 26th through May 28th there
will be a $5.00 discount on all passes.
Persons may also register for swim lessons or purchase punch cards and
season passes (without a discount) after the pools open on Friday, June 5th, at
1:00 PM. Call the Parks and
Recreation office (419-633-6030) for more information.
Daily admission this summer will be $1.50 for persons 4-17 years of age
and $2.00 for persons 18-61 years of age. Children
3-under and adults 62-older will be admitted free.
POOL SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE
REGISTRATION FOR FIRST
May 26th through May 28th: 3:30-6:00 PM, at Moore
All Lessons cost $20.00 per session
through June 25th
through July 23rd
(Registrations for this session will not be taken until after 1:00 on
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
Thursday. Friday used for make ups. The
the same for both
sessions. More classes will be added
if needed. If
classes are cancelled due to the weather, it will be announced on WBNO. (TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)
Classes Are Here!!!
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, upstairs. Classes will be held June 2nd - 25th; Tuesdays and Thursdays,
10:00-11:00 AM. Join in for one
class or do them all. The fee is $5.00 each day per child.
Class size is limited so please call the Parks office, 419-633-6030, to
& Me Zumba
Parks and Recreation and Courtney Powell will be hosting Mommy & Me Zumba
classes. 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 for four
consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00 for each adult/child couple.
Adults and their 6-11 year olds will dance on Tuesdays from 6-00-6:45 PM
starting on June 2nd. Adults
and their 2-5 year olds will dance on Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 PM starting on
June 4th. Class sizes are
limited so please call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to
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
This class is limited to eight people/dogs and will be held on four
consecutive Saturdays starting June 6th
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.
TENNIS INSTRUCTIONS -
Bryan High School boys and girls tennis coach
Mitchell Owens will be teaching two classes: “Tennis For Beginners" and "Introduction to Varsity
below for more details.) Class sizes
are limited. Bring
your own tennis racquet, plenty of water and dress comfortably with proper
tennis shoes. All classes are held
at the Recreation Park tennis courts, which are beside the Imagination Station.
Cost is $40.00 per student. Students may take both classes if they meet the
If you are unsure if classes will be held because of inclement weather,
listen to WBNO radio 30
minutes prior to the start of class.
TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS (Ages 8 - Adult welcome)
Is 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! This
class is specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis to those who
have little experience or are new to the sport. Skills such as proper
grip, stance, forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, and singles/doubles rules
will be taught all in a fun learning environment.
June 8 - 12, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
INTRODUCTION TO VARSITY TENNIS (Grades 7-10)
class is specifically designed to introduce and prepare students for High School
Varsity Tennis. Whether the student is in middle school, entering high school,
or an underclassmen, this class will feature more individualized instruction for
the beginner to intermediate player. At the end of the session, each student
will be given a personal, detailed assessment of skills he/she needs to improve
upon throughout the summer to prepare for high school tennis. Stroke
drills, strategy sessions, and match play are intensified in this class to allow
players to experience competitive tennis. This class is the perfect opportunity
for a student to get a jump-start on playing at the high school level or take
their game from JV to varsity-caliber of play. (It is recommended that if
students have never played tennis at all, they should take the “Tennis
for Beginners” class
June 15 - 19, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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
We are not able to update this file if
you would like a copy of our 2015 Spring/Summer Brochure you may email a
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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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