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
2014-2015 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
** BRYAN CITY POOLS**
Monday thru Thursday 1:00-5:00 PM
Monday & Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM
East End Pool
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00-6:00 PM
Children 3 & under and
persons 62-older can swim for free. Children ages
4-17 years are $1.50 and adults are $2.00.
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.
How many times will
you and your children go swimming, boating, fishing, or participate in some
other water-related activity this summer? For a non-swimmer every minor water
accident can turn into a disaster. Take the most basic of precautions and LEARN
HOW TO SWIM. Sessions last 8 days, (Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks). The cost
is $10.00 per session. There is a minimum of 4 persons required for a class to
be held. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. YOU MUST REGISTER IN
PERSON. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.
No refunds after 2 lessons. Classes are divided as follows:
6 months to 3 years. Requires parent accompaniment in the water.
Lessons last 30 minutes. Limit of 6 to
Pre School Level
3 to 5 year olds who have not had water experiences or who show some fear of
the water. Parent accompaniment in the water optional. Lessons last 40
minutes. Limit of 8 to 10 participants.
Water Exploration. Help child feel comfortable in the water & to enjoy the water
Primary Skills. To teach breath control, floating, and beginning movement in
Stroke Readiness. To further development of the crawl stroke, combined back
strokes, and to introduce the elementary backstroke.
Stroke Development. Introduces the sidestroke, breaststroke, and starts
Stroke refinement, Level 6: Skill Proficiency, Level 7: Advanced
skills, and Adult lessons available as needed.
All above classes must have a minimum of four registrants in order to be
Moore Pool only
Lessons cost $10.00 per session
SESSION: June 16th through June 26th
SECOND SESSION: July 7th through July 17th
(Registrations for this session will not be taken until after 1:00 on June
SESSION: July 28th through August 7th
(Registrations for this session will not be taken until after 1:00 on July
9:30-10:15 AM Level 1, 3, & 4
10:30-11:00/11:15 AM Infant/Toddler, Pre School, & Level 2
5:15-5:45/6:00 PM Infant/Toddler, Level 1, & 3
6:00-6:45 PM Pre School, Level 2, & 4
All lessons are held for 2 weeks, Monday through Thursday. Friday used for
make ups. The times are the same for all sessions. More classes will be added
if needed. If classes are canceled due to the weather it will be
announced on WBNO. (TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)
Closing day will be August 17th!
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 twelve classes (6 weeks) which costs only
$30.00. Walk-ins are also welcome and cost $5.00 per class. This class will
start June 24th and you may call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030
to register today.
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: July
28th-Aug. 1st at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. For more information about Safety Town,
call the Parks and Recreation Department at 633-6030. To register for Safety
Town stop into the Parks and Recreation Office and fill out a registration form.
Art in the Park
The Parks and Recreation Department
is offering an Art In The Park Class this summer for children ages 3-10. Kids
will get to try something new each day and each day will be an adventure! Your
child will create art while also enjoying the Parks that the City of Bryan has
to offer. Children will have the opportunity to make fun, hands on art projects
with adult supervision. Classes will be held in the Moore Shelter House. All
of the projects in this session will be different than what was made in the
first session. All
materials are included and this class and will run Monday through Thursday mornings,
for four days; August 4th-7th and there is a limit of 12
students per age group. Children ages 3 & 4 go from 9:00-9:30 AM with a fee of
$10.00; ages 5-7 go from 9:45-10:45 AM with a fee of $15.00 and ages 8-10 go
from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM with a fee of $15.00. Call the Parks and Recreation
Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to register.
SPRING/SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10:00 Stories in Roseland Park
8:00 Safety Town, Session III Starts
Swim Lessons, Session III Starts
9:00 Arts and Crafts Class, Art in the Parks, Starts
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
Bryan Parks and Recreation Department handles only T-Ball, all other sports are
handled by the following Associations.
Bryan Baseball Association - bryanbaseball.org
Bryan Softball Association - bryansoftball.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com
Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com
Download our seasonal Parks
and Recreation brochure.
Spring-Summer Broch. 14.pdf
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 more information.
What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other types of
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
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:
|Amur Maple -
||Paperbark Maple Acer griseum
Maple - Acer palmatum
|Tatarian Maple -
- Amelanchier spp
||Flowering Crabapple -
|Japanese Tree Lilac
- Syringa reticulata
|Medium species 30-45’
- Acer campestre
- Betula nigra
- Carpinus spp.
- Cercidiphyllum japonicum
- Nyssa sylvatica
- Ostrya virginiana
- Pyrus calleryana
- Quercus acutissima
- Ulmus parvifolia
|Large species more than 45’
- Acer platanoides
- Acer rubrum
- Acer saccharum
- Fagus grandifolia
- Ginkgo biloba
- Gleditsia triacanthos
|Kentucky Coffeetree -
- Liriodendron tulipifera
- Quercus alba
||Swamp White Oak
- Quercus macrocarpa
- Quercus rubra
- Quercus shumardi
|Japanese Pagoda Tree
- Sophora japonica
Linden - Tilia americana
- Taxodium distichum
- Tilia cordata
- Tilia tomentosa
||Elm Ulmus spp.-
Dutch Elm resistant types
- Zelkova serrata
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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