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
2017-2018 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
FALL Brochure Will Soon Be HERE!
The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and the
Bryan High School cheerleaders will be offering a cheerleading clinic to
children preschool thru 4th grade. This
clinic 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 two nights, Tuesdays & Thursdays, September
18th and 20th; 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 September 21st.
Classes will be held in the Bryan
Elementary School upstairs gym.
There is a $15.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.
PLEASE preregister by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at
Baton Class - Have fun as you learn the basics of baton twirling or improve your
twirling with state champions, The Twilight Twirlers.
No experience is necessary ands this class welcomes children ages three
If you do not have a baton you can order one before class begins for
$20.00; just let them know when you register.
Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 18th and run for six consecutive
Tuesdays at the Ice Rink from 6:00-6:45PM.
The fee for this class is $30.00; please call the Parks and Recreation
office to register, 419-633-6030.
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 six
consecutive Saturdays starting September 22nd and will be held at the Jaycee
Pavilion in the Recreation Park at 9:30 AM and the cost for the class is $65.00.
Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.
Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Belly Dance class for
women ages 15 and older. American Tribal Style belly dance celebrates the
beauty and strength of women growing together in community.
A stylized format of steps, cues, and the familiarity of musical phrasing
allow dancers to create an improvisational tapestry of movement each time they
ATS is an energizing blend of pan-Mediterranean, Gypsy inspired dance
forms that will tone the entire body, strengthen the core, provide aerobic
exercise, and enhance grace. Get in fantastic shape and have fun while learning
this beautiful art form.
Students may dance barefoot, in socks, or in ballet slippers, wearing
comfortable clothing with a scarf tied around the hips.
prior dance experience is required.
This class will be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road,
will run 5 consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM starting September 25th,
with a cost of $40.00. Class size is limited to 15, so please pre-register
by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to
reserve your space. A Beyond Basics class will also be offered for those that
have attended at least two prior sessions of belly dance classes.
Beyond Basics will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:45 and run for five
weeks for $40.00 starting September 25th.
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
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
Bring a mat if you have one.
Ripstixs will be provided by instructor Ashley Kendall.
Classes will be held on Thursday nights at 6:45 starting on October 4th
at the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Cost is $10.00 for the four nights or $25.00 for 11 nights.
size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030
to save your space.
Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like no other you have ever
experienced. Find your true flow in
body and mind as you stretch your body and train your mind to the rhythm of
helps to maintain your range of motion allowing you to go about your everyday
life free of hindrances. You will become more in tune with your body and your
body confidence will improve. Your muscles will be strengthened yet relaxed
and loose. VeraFlow
is just what you need to feel completely relaxed and content. Mindfulness
teaches you to be aware of the here and now, to enjoy this moment and to
avoid the anxiety of worrying about the past and future. Mindfulness uses
practical exercises to benefit anyone suffering from stress on a physical,
mental and emotional level. This
is you time. Time out of your day to get a clear head, to
get focused on the here and now and to get in control.
Dress comfortably. Shoes are optional. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes
will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 in the Community Center starting October 4th.
Fee is 11 nights for $20.00, or $10.00 for 5 nights. Instructor
is Ashley Kendall .
preview at veraflow.com
- 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins
- 6:00 Basic Baton Class Begins
- 9:30 Basic Dog Obedience Class Begins
- 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins
- 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class
- Ready, Set, Relax
- 6:45 Pound Class Begins
- 7:30 VeraFlow Class Begins
5th - Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due
- 5:30 Core De Fore Demo
- 2:00 Community Halloween Party
- 5:00 Trick-or-Treat
- 5:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins
- 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins
- 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class
- 5:00 “2018
Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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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