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











































































































































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 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.

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








     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.    MOORE  POOL ONLY  will be taking registrations for session one of swim lessons and selling season passes Tuesday through Thursday, June 6th through June 8th, 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 June 6th through June 8th 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 9th, 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.


Hours are:


·         East End Pool         1-6 pm


·         Moore Pool            1-5 pm       7-9 pm


·         East End Pool         1-5 pm        7-9 pm


·         Moore Pool            1-5 pm        7-9 pm


·         East End Pool        1-5 pm        7-9 pm


·         Moore Pool            1-6 pm                             


·         Moore Pool            1-6 pm



Spring\Summer Brochure now available on line

(See Below)









Take advantage of Bryan 's 7 tennis courts around town and learn how to play a sport that will provide fun and exercise for a lifetime.  Tennis makes a great life-long sport that not only promotes physical fitness but also serves as a great activity that the whole family can enjoy.  It is an ideal sport for players of all ages, and regardless of your skill level we have something that will meet your needs.  Bring your racquet and a desire to learn, balls will be provided.  Class sizes are limited.  The Parks & Recreation Dept. will be offering different levels of tennis instructions. The Beginners Level 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.


The Introduction to Varsity Tennis will be specifically designed to introduce and prepare students for High School Varsity Tennis. Whether the student is in middle school, entering high school, or an underclassman, this class will feature more individualized instruction for the beginner to intermediate player as they spend a week learning team drills and skills at the pace of a varsity tennis practice. Upon completion of the class, 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.  Students who took this class in prior years often perform ahead of their peers entering the high school tennis program. (Interested players must take the BEGINNERS AND BEYOND course to prepare for this class unless granted specific exemption)


Classes are held at the Recreation Park tennis courts, which are beside the Imagination Station, and will be held on Tuesday through Thursday. Beginners class June 6-8 from 6:30-8:00; Introduction to varsity class is June 13-15 from 6:30-8:00.  The cost is $45.00 per student.  Call the Parks and Recreation Department (419-633-6030) to register.



     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 $10.00 fee.  Class size is limited to twelve students.  Classes will be held in the East End Community Room from 9:00-9:30 AM, Mondays through Thursdays.  The two sessions available for registration are as follows and different projects will be created each session:  Session I – June 12th-13th and Session II – July 10th-13th.  Call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 419-633-6030 to sign up for the Pre-Schoolers Arts & Crafts classes.

     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 $15.00 fee.  Classes are held at the East End Community Room Monday through Thursday mornings for four days and cost $15.00 per session.  Children, ages 5-7, go from 9:45 AM-10:45 AM and ages 8-10 go from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.  The two sessions available for registration are as follows and different projects will be created at each session:  Session I – June 12th-15th and Session II – July 10th-13th.  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.



     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.   Three sessions are available this summer: June 19th-23rd at 10:00AM and 6:00 PM; July 17th-21st at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM; and July 31st-Aug. 4th at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  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.


Water Aerobics

     The Parks and Recreation Dept. and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering   Water Aerobics Classes at East End Pool this summer.  Are you looking for a cool way to get fit?  Water aerobics helps you burn calories and tone muscles while letting you stay cool in four feet of water.  Don't worry if you've never tried aerobics before.  Since your body is in the water, no one will see you do anything wrong!  It's a great workout for men and women of all ages.  The pool is closed to other swimmers during this class and no pool pass is needed to participate.  Class will be 5:30-6:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at East End Pool and will consists of eight classes (4 weeks) which costs only $20.00.  This class will start June 22nd and you may call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register today.










5th -   6:30 Tennis for Beginners and Beyond Class Starts

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

16th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park

19th -  Swim Lessons, Session I Starts

12th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class Session I Starts

12th - 6:30 Introduction to Varsity Tennis Class Starts

13th -  Start of Jubilee Week

17th -  Bryan Jubilee Parade 

19th - 10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session I Starts

30th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park

23rd - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh Park  

24th - “Day In The Park” & Fireworks

22nd - 5:30 Water Aerobics, Session I Starts

30th -  6:00 Rubber Ducky Cake Class



7th  - 10:00 Stories in Moore Park

10th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts

10th  - Swim Lessons, Session II Starts

14th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park

15th - 9:00 Mini Burger Cupcake Class

17th - 9:30/12:30 Safety Town, Session II Starts

17th - 9:00 Black Swamp Arts Camp Starts

21st - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park

25th - 5:30 Water Aerobics, Session II Starts

29th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

31st - 10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session III Starts



4th  - 5:00 Princess Dress Cupcake Class

12th - Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

20th - 2:00 Chocolate Bark Trunk Cake Class

20th - 2:00 Mom, Me & Dolly Tea Party






Spring\Summer Brochure   






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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