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 Registration Letter.pdf

 

 

 

T-Ball

2015 Sign Up Form.pdf

 

 

 

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 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING/SUMMER Classes Are Here!!!

                                      

 

My Little Artist & Me

 

 

My little artist and me class for ages 3- 4. Your child will discover their creative side, by your side.  This program promotes and enhances: artful fun, developmental skills and benchmarks, motor and social development, school readiness, parent and child connections, creative and self-esteem, and most importantly….imagination. ONE parent must stay to help their child throughout this class.  This class will be held in the art room at Washington School and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays starting April 21st.  Class will be held from 5:00-5:30 PM with a fee of $35.00 for each child parent set.  Class size is limited to the first 12 to register, so register early by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030. 

 

 

Kids Zumba

 

The 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 April 21st, for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. Ages 8-11 will meet from 6:00-7:00 PM. and ages 5-7 will meet from 6:400-6:45 PM on Thursdays starting on April 23rd.  We ask that you drop off your child; they respond better when parents are not watching.  Each class size is limited to 15; so call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register.

 

 

 

Mom & Me Zumba

Bryan Parks and Recreation and Courtney Powell will be hosting a Mommy & Me Zumba class for mothers and their 2-4 year old children.  Let the journey to an active, healthy life begin! Adults and their little ones can wiggle, sing, dance and learn together for the ultimate bonding experience! This program focuses on movement, balance and basic Zumba steps. Parents, Grandparents, or caregivers will have an active role in this class. Boys and girls are welcome. Classes will be held at the Bryan Community Center on Thursdays at 5:00 PM for 6 weeks starting on April 23rd.   Class will run for six weeks with a fee of $25.00.  Call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register.

 

 

 

Dog Obedience

 

        The Parks and Recreation Department and instructor Amy Snyder, will be offering a   Basic Dog Obedience Class for dogs five months and older.  Want to have a better relationship with your dog and have fun learning how to accomplish this?  In this class you will not only learn how to train your dog some everyday commands such as sit, stay, and down, you will also learn how to prevent/correct some unwanted behaviors.  This class is great for first time dog owners, shelter dogs, or anyone who needs a refresher course.   This class is limited to eight people/dogs and will be held on four consecutive Saturdays starting April 25th and will be held at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road from 9:00-10:00 AM and the cost for the class is $55.00.  Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

                         APRIL

21st -  5:00 My Little Artist & Me Class Starts

21st -  6:00 Zumba Kids (ages 8-11) Starts

23rd - 5:00 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts

23rd - 6:00 Zumba Kids (ages 5-7) Starts

24th - 1:00 Arbor Day “Walk Through the Park”

25th -  9:30 Dog Obedience Class Session I Starts

28th -  5:00 Swim Team Registration

 

                                MAY

2nd  - 8:30 Pitch, hit, And Run Competition

2nd - 10:00 Swim Team Registration

6th  -  Tot League Sign Up Deadline

16th - 10:30 Essential Oils 101 Class

26th - 3:30-6:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons on Sale

 

                            JUNE

2nd -10:00 Summer Zumba Kids at the Community Center

2nd -  6:00 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts (ages 6-11)

4th  -  6:00 Zumba Mommy & Me Starts (ages 2-5)

6th  -  9:00 Dog Obedience Class Session II Starts

8th -   8:30 Tennis for Beginners Class

12th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park

13th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

15th -  Swim Lessons, Session I Starts

16th -  Start of Jubilee Week

19th - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh Park

20th -  Bryan Jubilee Parade

22nd - 9:00 Safety Town, Session I Starts

23rd - 5:30 Water Aerobics Starts

26th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park

27th - “Day In The Park” & Fireworks

29th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class Session I Starts

 

                             JULY

10th - 10:00 Stories in Moore Park

11th -  Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”

13th -  9:00 Safety Town, Session II Starts

13th  - Swim Lessons, Session II Starts

14th - 10:00 Summer Zumba Kids at the Rink Starts

14th - 9:00 Safety Town, Session II Starts

17th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park

20th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class, Session II Starts

20th - 9:00 Black Swamp Arts Camp Starts

24th - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park

 

                               AUGUST

3rd - 9:00 Safety Town, Session III Starts

15th -4:00 Back to School Bash @ Mattie Marsh Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department handles only T-Ball, all other sports are handled by the following Associations.

 

 

Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - bryanbaseball.org

Bryan Softball Association - bryansoftball.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com

Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com

 

 

brochures  

Download our seasonal Parks and Recreation brochure.   

Fall (PDF)

  Winter (PDF)

Spring-Summer Broch. 14.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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