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












Safety Town Reg. 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 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.

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





EAST END POOL will be open July 12, 13, & 14 from 1:00-6:00 PM; Due to Moore Pool being closed for a District Swim Meet!




        SWIM PASSES       

The Parks & Recreation Department will be using a SEASON PASS or PUNCH CARD system this summer at both pools.  By purchasing a punch card, patrons receive discounts on daily admissions. Persons must either present a season pass, punch card, or pay with cash to be admitted each day. Daily admission to either of Bryan’s two pools is still the most economical ticket to recreational fun that a person can buy. Come and enjoy the sparkling blue waters of Moore and East End Pools this summer.  





        DAILY ADMISSION:  4-17 Years - $1.50     18 through 61 years -$2.00

                3-under - Free            62-older - Free


                                          (10) PUNCH CARD       (20) PUNCH CARD   No discounts on punch cards

        4 thru 17 years of age         $10                        $20 

        18 thru 61 years of age        $15                        $30 


        If You Plan On Coming Back in the Evening, Your Hand Will Be Stamped.

        Punch cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen




       Individual    $45

       Family (2)    $60

       Family (3)    $70

       Family (4)    $80

       Family (5+)   $90


      Only Those Persons Who Have Their Names on the Pass are Eligible to Use that Pass.     

       Replacement Season Passes Will Be $2.00, if you lose yours.


    SWIM HOURS:         * Pool hours of operation may be altered*

        Moore Pool  Monday & Wednesday  1:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM 

        East End Pool  Tuesday & Thursday  1:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM 

        Moore Pool   Friday and Saturday    1:00-6:00 PM 

        East End Pool   Sunday    1:00-6:00 PM







All Lessons cost $20.00 per session



SECOND SESSION:   July 15th through July 25th  


Registration must be done at Moore Pool, hours are listed above.


                                                9:30-10:15 AM    Level 1, 3, & 4          

                                                10:30-11:15 AM  Infant/Toddler, Pre School & Level 2 

                                                5:00-5:45 PM   Infant/Toddler, Level 1, & 3 

                                                6:00-6:30/6:45 PM  Pre School, Level 2, & 4


All lessons are held for 2 weeks, Monday through Thursday. The times are the same for both sessions.  More classes will be added if needed.   You may call 419-633-6030 to see if classes are canceled due to the weather. (TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)















     Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this coming fall?  Will your child have to cross busy streets or have to board a bus on a busy highway?  The Parks & Recreation Department and the Bryan Kiwanis Club remind parents to enroll their kids in Safety Town, which will be offered this summer at the East End Community Room.  Safety Town is a national program that teaches life-long safety habits.  An adult instructor will supervise activities.  Safe travel to and from school, bus safety, fire safety, home safety, water safety, bicycle safety, poisons, and how to deal with strangers will be included in this comprehensive program.  Important vehicles such as a school bus, police car, and a fire truck will be available on special days for students to become familiar with.  Safety Town is co-sponsored by the Bryan Kiwanis Club, Bryan Police and Fire Departments, Bryan City Schools, and Bryan Parks and Recreation Department.  The fee is $10.00 per child for materials.  Registration forms are available in the Parks and Recreation office.      July 29th-Aug. 2nd at 10:00 AM.  For more information about Safety Town, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.  To register for Safety Town stop into the Parks and Recreation Office and fill out a registration form or print one from our website.




Soil Superheroes!  Join Anne Marie Michaels, who is with the Williams County Soil & Water Conservation District office, as she introduces you to the world hidden in the soil with fun, hands-on activities.  Learn about some of the Superheroes that live in the soil.  You will also help make an edible soil horizon, how fun!  This adventure is free to kids entering grades 2 - 6 in the fall; although there is a limit of 25 per session, so please be sure to call Anne Marie at419-636-9395 Ext. 3 or email amichaels@williamsswcd.org to pre-register. 

 Session I: Monday, July 8th, 10:30 - Noon at Moore Park Shelter House

 Session II: Thursday, July 11th, 10:30 - Noon at East End Shelter






     The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an "Arts & Crafts Summer Camp for Pre-Schoolers", for 3 and 4 year olds.   This one-week class (4 days) will be offered two different weeks throughout the summer and will focus on introducing your 3 or 4 year old to a variety of art mediums that will help develop his/her fine motor skills.  We will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole array of fun and exciting craft projects.   Our instructors will help your child find his/her inner artist.  Kids will get to try something new each day.  All materials are included in the $15.00 fee.  Class size is limited to twelve students.  Classes will be held in the East End Community Room from 9:30-10:00 AM, Mondays through Thursdays.  The three sessions available for registration are as follows and different projects will be created at each session:  Session I – June 17th-20th; Session II – July 15th-18th; and Session III – July 22nd-25th .  There is a limit of 12 students per class.  Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to register.



                                                          AGES 5-10

     The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an Arts & Crafts Summer Camp this summer for children ages 5-10.  Kids will get to try something new each day and each day will be an adventure!  Our supervisors will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole array of fun and exciting craft projects.  All materials are included in the $20.00 fee.  Classes are held at the East End Community Room Monday through Thursday mornings for four days and cost $20.00 per child per session.  Children, ages 5-7, go from 10:15 AM-11:15 AM and ages 8-10 go from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  The three sessions available for registration are as follows and different projects will be created at each session:  Session I – June 17th-20th; Session II – July 15th-18th; and Session III – July 22nd-25th .  There is a limit of 12 students per class.  Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to register.  







   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.  Using Ripstix®, 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 Mondays, June 3rd through August 26th, (no class July 15th); 12 nights for $25.00, or 4 nights for $10.00 at 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.

You may join this class at any time.




Veraflow: 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 music. Stretching 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 Mondays, June 3rd - August 26th, with no class on July 15th; 12 nights for $25.00, or 4 nights for $10.00 at 7:30 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.

You may join this class at any time.











15th  - 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts

15th  - Swim Lessons, Session II Starts

19th - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park

22nd  - 9:30 Arts and Crafts Class, Session III Starts

29th –10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session IV Starts








Spring/Summer Brochure 2019   






Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.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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