Welcome To The City of Bryan, Ohio

Bryan Ohio
 
 

 

Parks & Recreation Department

1399 East High Street
Second Floor
Bryan, Ohio 43506
 

Phone
419.633.6030

Email

parks-rec@cityofbryan.com
 

 

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 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 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.

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

OPENINGS AVAILABLE

 

 

POOL HOURS:

     The Parks & Recreation Dept. reminds everyone that the summer pool season has arrived ; beat the heat on those hot summer days by paying a visit to one of Bryan’s two sparkling blue city pools.  Hours are:

Sunday

·         East End Pool         1-6 pm

Monday

·         Moore Pool            1-5 pm       7-9 pm

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

·         Moore Pool            1-5 pm        7-9 pm

Thursday

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

Friday

·         Moore Pool            1-6 pm                             

Saturday

·         Moore Pool            1-6 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.    

 

SWIM LESSONS

     The Parks & Recreation Department is offering swim lessons this summer at Moore Pool,  July 11th – July 21st.  All levels of swim proficiency (Levels 1 thru 7) are covered for all age groups, from Water Babies Classes to Adult.  All classes run for eight days (two weeks), Monday through Thursday each week.  The cost is $20.00 per person.   You must register IN PERSON at Moore Pool, and payment is required at the time of registration. 

 

 

CLASSES

You can see a full list in the brochure below

 

 

 

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 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 28th and you may call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register today.


 

 

                 

ARTS & CRAFTS

 

(Ages 3 - 10)  Make room on the refrigerator!  Your child will create art to display.  Children will have the opportunity to make fun, hands on art projects with adult supervision.  Classes will be held in the East End Community Room.  Different projects will be made in each session.   Each class will run Monday through Thursday and all materials will be provided.  There is a limit of  12 students per age group, per class. 

 

ages 3-4, 9:00 - 9:30AM   $10.00 per class

ages 5-7,  9:45 - 10:45 AM  $15.00 per class

ages 8-10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM  $15.00 per class

  July 11th - 14th

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY TOWN

 

SAFETY TOWN - Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten or Cubdergarten this coming Fall? Will your child have to cross busy streets or have to board a bus on a busy highway? Safety Town is a nationally-acclaimed program which teaches life-long safety habits. 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 these comprehensive one-week sessions. Children will become familiar with important vehicles such as  a school bus, police car, and fire truck. Safety Town is co-sponsored by the Bryan Kiwanis Club, Bryan Police & Fire Departments, and the Recreation Department.  The fee is $10.00 per child, which includes a tee-shirt.  All classes are held for a one week period, Monday thru Friday (5 days). Registration forms will be available at Kindergarten Registration in April and at the Parks and Recreation Department Office. All classes will be held in the East End Community Room at 1400 East High Street. If you have any questions call 419-633-6030 .  Class sizes are limited to 12 students.  Instructors: Holly Gambler and Darby Davis.  Classes will be held the following dates and times:

 

  

   SESSION II:  July 18th -22nd;  9:00-11:00 AM and 12:30 - 2:30 PM

   SESSION III: August 1st- 5th; 9:00-11:00 AM and 6:00-8:00 PM

 

CALENDAR

                                    JUNE

 

25th - “Day In The Park” & Fireworks

28th - 5:30 Water Aerobics Starts

   

                             JULY

8th  - 10:00 Stories in Moore Park

11th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts

11th  - Swim Lessons, Session II Starts

15th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park

16th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

18th - 9:00 Safety Town, Session II Starts

18th - 9:00 Black Swamp Arts Camp Starts

22nd - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park

30th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

 

                               AUGUST

1st - 9:00 Safety Town, Session III Starts

2nd - 7:00 Tree Class

20th -4:00 Back to School Bash @ Mattie Marsh Park

 

 

brochures  

Spring/Summer Brochure   

Available Now!!!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARBORIST NEWS

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

1399 EAST  HIGH STREET

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

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Williams County Health  Department

 

 

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