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
Fall Classes Are Here!!!
The Bryan Parks &
Recreation Department and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering Yoga Classes
this fall at the Community Center. Five weeks (ten lessons) cost just $25.00.
Yoga is a great way to calm your mind and relieve stress, while increasing your
flexibility, strength, and balance. You’re sure to learn something new, and at
the same time, get rid of that stress you’ve built up throughout the day.
Standing, seated, and lying down stretches are included in this class, ending
with a deep relaxation. All fitness levels welcome in this class. Bring a
towel or mat to class. This class has a maximum of 20 so please register early
by calling 419-633-6030. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays
starting September 22nd, from5:30-6:15 P.M.
Introduction to Belly Dance -
(women age 15 and up) Have you always wanted to find out what
belly dancing is all about? Come for this ONE-NIGHT-ONLY class and learn
about the history of belly dance, see a demonstration, and try out some moves.
Enhance rhythm, grace, and beauty with the timeless art of belly dance! This
feminine way to exercise tones muscles, enhances strength, and provides a low
impact aerobic workout. Whatever your age or body type, you can be a belly
dancer! Students should dress in comfortable but fitted clothing and may dance
barefoot, wearing socks, or in ballet slippers. A scarf tied around the hips is
recommended. This class will be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road,
upstairs. A minimum of 4 students is required to hold the class, and
pre-registration is highly advised. The cost for this one night class is $10.00
and will be held on Monday, September 22, 6:30-7:45 P.M. Please call
419-633-6030 to reserve your space.
Sports Nutrition Classes
The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department will
be having Sports Nutrition classes for 6-12 graders on why proper nutrition is
important for both competitive athletes and those who just enjoy regular
physical activity. Consuming well-balanced meals & snacks and staying hydrated
enables the body to adjust to training, obtain optimal performance, and assists
in effective recovery. Join Michelle Price, RD,LD,CDE,IBCLC,RLC- Registered
Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, in an educational series of classes
focusing on sports nutrition and take a step toward achieving better performance
and proper hydration. This is a two class session; you may register for one for
$15.00 or both for $25.00, at-home reference materials included in class fees.
You can choose to attend classes on Tuesday OR Saturday, times are listed
below. All classes will be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Registration is requested so that we can supply enough material; please call
Middle School Grades 6 - 8 Tuesday,
September 23, 2014 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
High School Grades 9 – 12 Tuesday,
September 23, 2014 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
September 27, 2014 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Middle School Grades 6 - 8
Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
High School Grades 9 – 12 Saturday,
September 27, 2014 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
September 30, 2014 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
The Bryan Parks &
Recreation Department, Peggy Musser, and the Bryan High School cheerleaders will
be offering a cheerleading camp to children preschool thru 4th grade.
This camp will introduce jumping and arm placement skills needed for
cheerleading along with the basic motions. You will then practice these skills
through cheers and chants. This camp will run
September 29, October 1, October 7, & October 9;
4:00-5:00 PM and follow
up with cheering under the Friday night lights with the Bryan Golden Bear
Cheerleaders at the football game on October 10th.
Classes will be held at the Community Center.
There is a $20.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt. PLEASE
pre-register by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.
Tribal Belly Dancing
(women age 15 and up) Enhance rhythm, grace,
and beauty with the timeless art of belly dance! This feminine way to exercise
tones muscles, enhances strength, and provides a low impact aerobic workout.
Classes will build on a foundation of American Tribal Style (ATS), rooted in
traditional Middle Eastern forms and infused with modern dance, Flamenco, and
Indian styling. This improvisational group format consists of a shared movement
vocabulary, which allows you to engage and interact with your dance community in
a fun, supportive, and rejuvenating environment. The method will also draw from
instructor Amelie’s training in Gypsy, Egyptian, and Vintage Oriental dance.
Whatever your age or body type, you can be a belly dancer! Each class will
include a full body warm up and yoga cool down. Students should dress in
comfortable but fitted clothing and may dance barefoot, wearing socks, or in
ballet slippers. A scarf tied around the hips is recommended. All classes will
be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road, upstairs. A minimum of 4
students is required to hold the class, and pre-registration is highly advised.
Classes will begin on Monday, September 29th; 6:30-7:30P.M., and run
for 5 consecutive Mondays with a cost of $40.00. Please call 419-633-6030 to
reserve your space. In session one Amelie will take you through the
conditioning and drills necessary for elegant and powerful ATS. You will learn
the core movements, focusing on posture, isolations, basic steps, and dynamic
combinations. No prior dance experience is necessary.
Church Basketball League
A reminder to Parks &
Recreation Departments Church Basketball League teams that it is time for last
year's teams to call us at 419-633-6030 if you want to have your team entered
again into the league. We would like to hear from you on or before OCTOBER
10TH, so that we can plan our schedule. The Church Basketball League is open
to all area churches with priority given to last year's teams and those churches
within the Bryan City School District. Players must be 14 years old by October
1st, not be playing on a high school or college team, and be MEMBERS
OF THE CHURCH THEY PLAY FOR. Games will start in October and be played at the
Bryan Middle School. The schedule runs through mid-February and the fee is
$250.00 per team. For more information or to register your team this season
Women's Volleyball League
The Bryan Parks and
Recreation Dept. is offering the chance for ladies 18 years and older, not
playing on a high school or college team, to play in a women's volleyball league
this fall and winter. Games are 2-out-of-3 wins to 25 points with one official
and a season-end tournament. There will be one division (unless we have enough
teams for two divisions) with an official, tournament, and tee-shirts being
awarded at the end of the season to the first-place team. The team fee will be
$120.00. The games will start in October and run through January, and be
held in the Middle School upstairs gym. For further information or to enter a
team, call the Bryan Recreation Department at 419-633-6030. The deadline for
entering a team into the league is October 10th.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
20th - 4:00
Pizza War Fest
22nd - 5:15
Fulton County Fitness Classes Begin
22nd - 5:30
Yoga Class, Session I Begins
22nd - 6:30
Introduction to Belly Dance Class
23rd - 6:00
Sports Nutrition Class Begins
27th - 10:00
29th - 4:00
Cheerleading Camp Begins
29th - 6:30
Belly Dancing Class, Session I Begins
4th - 8:30
Annual Bridging the Gap to Heart Health
4th - 9:30
Basic Dog Obedience Class Begins
4th - 10:00
Eat Well, Be Active, Sit Less Class
6th - Ready,
7th - 5:15
Fitness Blast Class, Session I Begins
8th - 6:30
Heart Health Class Begins
10th - Church
Basketball League Registrations Due
10th - Women’s
Volleyball League Registration Due
1st - 3:00
Community Halloween Party
1st - 6:00
1st - 6:00
Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park
3rd - 5:30
Yoga Class, Session II Begins
4th - 6:30
Diabetes Self Management Classes Begin
10th - 6:30
Belly Dancing Class, Session II Begins
15th - 5:00
“2012 Holiday Celebration”
27th - HAPPY
4th - Last
Day For Christmas Wish Essays
25th - MERRY
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
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