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 Registration Form




Safety Town Form





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 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.

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





WE ARE IN NEED OF LIFEGUARDS FOR OUR CITY POOLS FOR THE SUMMER, stop by the office for an application!





You can see a full list in the brochure below

T-Ball  Form Available on the left.







TENNIS INSTRUCTION -  Bryan High School boys and girls tennis coach Mitchell Owens will be teaching a “Beginners and Beyond" Tennis class.  (See below for more details.)  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 beside the Imagination Station. Cost is $45.00 per student.  Students may take both classes if they meet the criteria.  IMPORTANT:  If you are unsure if classes will be held because of inclement weather, check the Bryan Tennis Facebook Page (BHStennis) or Twitter (@BryanTennis).



BEGINNERS AND BEYOND (Ages 8 - Adult welcome)

This class is specifically designed for both beginner AND intermediate players.  Based on an initial skill evaluation, beginner and intermediate players will be separated to enhance their learning experiences. For 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.  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. Choose from morning or evening classes.


                                      June 6 - 10, 8:30 - 9:30 AM …OR… 6:30 - 7:30 PM







LEARN TO SPEAK GERMAN  You can get an easy introduction to German or just consolidate your basic knowledge with this beginner's course. German is one of the major languages of the world and around 90-98 million people use this language for communication.  In this class they will learn the names of things that they see and use everyday; toys, animals, colors, and more.  They will also be taught with children's books, games, and songs.  Community Center; upstairs.  Instructor is Barbara Roby.


German for Kids (ages 5-10)  

Mondays and Thursdays 6:00-6:45 PM

6 weeks for $25.00

Starts  June 13th








10th - 5:00 Soccer Registration

14th - 9:00 Soccer Registration

31st - 3:30-6:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons on Sale



5th  -  6:00 Mainly Marathon

6th -   8:30 Tennis for Beginners and Beyond Class Starts

9th  -  5:30 Belly Dancing Class, Session II Starts

10th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park

13th - 6:00 Kids German Class Starts

13th -  Swim Lessons, Session I Starts

13th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class Session I Starts

13th - 6:30 Introduction to Varsity Tennis Class Starts

14th - 7:00 Learn to Speak German Class Starts

14th -  Start of Jubilee Week

17th - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh Park

18th -  Bryan Jubilee Parade

20th - 9:00 Safety Town, Session I Starts

24th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park

25th - “Day In The Park” & Fireworks

28th - 5:30 Water Aerobics Starts



Spring/Summer Brochure   

Available Now!!!



Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.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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