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
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.
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 and Recreation Department and Dawn Davis are offering a
“Fitness Blast” class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 PM in the
Washington School gym. Looking
for a great way to burn calories and tone muscles?
Get back in shape before the holidays with Fitness Blast!
This class combines a variety of cardio-movements and
toning/strengthening exercises. Variations
will be given for all fitness levels, beginner through advanced.
Fitness Blast is the class for those who want a good toning and
fat-burning workout without a lot of complicated routines.
Bring a towel, rug, or mat to class to sit on.
The class starts on OJanuary 3rd and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5:15-6:00 in the Washington School Gym.
The class costs $20.00 per session (8 Nights) OR $5.00 for each night.
You may join anytime; walk-ins are welcome.
We request that you call the Parks and Recreation Department at
419-633-6030 to register for this Fitness Blast class so that we are sure we
will have enough to hold the class.
Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and certified instructor Courtney Powell
will be hosting the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba®
fans. This program helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as
a natural part of children's lives by making fitness FUN. Classes incorporate
key childhood development elements like leadership, team work, confidence,
memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness. Kids can get silly,
dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. Boys and girls are
welcome. Classes will be held at the Bryan Community Center starting in January
9th, for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. Children ages 5-12 will
meet on Mondays, starting January 9th, from 7:15-8:00PM.
We ask that you drop off your child; they respond better when parents are
Class size is limited to 15; so call the Parks and Recreation office at
419-633-6030 to register.
GYPSY DANCE CLASS
15 and up)
a cornucopia of Mediterranean dance, featuring the fabulous Greek Tsifteteli,
with instructor Rita Michele! Combining spicy, high energy grooves with slow and
sensual moves, this class provides more than a feminine way to exercise. Paloma
Gypsy Dance will take you on a journey where the ancient Silk Road meets
contemporary creative expression. Get your blood pumping, tone your whole body,
and strengthen your core through a series of fun combination steps and
mini-choreographies. Add to that the promise of enhanced beauty, confidence, and
grace. What more could you ask for? A conditioning warm-up and deep stretching
cool-down is included with every class. Discover the dancer in you!
All classes will be held on Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM, at the
Community Center on Buffalo Road starting January 19th. Class will run for five
consecutive weeks, and the cost is $35.00. A minimum of six pre-registered
students is required to hold the class. Please call 419-633-6030 to reserve
- 5:00 Fulton County Fitness Class
- 5:15 Fitness Blast Class Begins
7:00 Comm. Adult Walking Program Begins
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session I, Begins
- 7:15 Zumba Kids 5-12 Class Begins
- Girls Softball Registration On-Line Begin
- 6:30 Paloma Gypsy Dance Class, Session
- 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins
Winter Brochure Coming Soon!
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.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