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 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.
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
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
Mattie Marsh Park
Saturday, April 20th
BROCHURE IS NOW AVAILABLE BELOW
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.
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
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.
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
You can view a sample of the creations on Cyndi’s web page.
Round Board $20
Sign 9x12 $25
Crafts & Activities
craft and activity classes for ages pre-school and first grade.
Bryan Parks and Recreation has some fun planned for your children this
They will start with crafts and end with a fun activity to get your
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!
27th = Zoo
May 4th = Outer Space
May 11th = Circus
May 18th =
- 4:00 Swim Team Registration
- Happy Easter
- Tree Bagging at the Ice Rink
- Arbor Day Program
- 10:00 Children's Zoo Crafts & Activities
4th - 10:00-12:00 Soccer
4th - 10:00 Children’s
Outer Space Crafts & Activities
- 6:30 Chalk Couture Class, Session I
11th - 10:00 Children’s
Circus Crafts & Activities
- Tot League Sign Up Deadline
- 10:00 Children’s Ocean Craft & Activities
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
- 6:30 Chalk Couture Class, Session II
28th & 29th-
4:00-7:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons Pre-Sale
- 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
- 6:00 Tennis for Beginners Class
- 7:00 Intermediate Tennis Class
13th - 15th -
- 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park
Bryan Jubilee Parade
17th - 9:30 Arts and
Crafts Class Session I Starts
Swim Lessons, Session I Starts
- 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
- 10:00 Stories in Moore Park
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
- 10:00 Stories in Garver Park
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
- 10:00 Stories at East End Park
- 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts
- Swim Lessons, Session II Starts
- 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park
- 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session III Starts
29th –10:00/6:00 Safety
Town, Session IV Starts
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.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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Williams County Health Department