Welcome To The City of Bryan, Ohio

Bryan Ohio


Parks & Recreation Department

1399 East High Street
Second Floor
Bryan, Ohio 43506





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











































































































































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









Our Fall Brochure will soon be out and is available now below!








   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.  This class will increase your flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance while experiencing the stress relief of yoga.  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 in a deep relaxation.  This Yoga class will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 PM, and will start on September 19th.  Join us and see how Yoga is a great class for everyone.  Bring a towel or mat to class to sit on. There is a limit of 18 students in each class.  Call 419-633-6030 today to register for our Yoga Class.   




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 in September, for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. Ages 8-11 will meet on Mondays, starting September 26th, from 7:15-8:00PM. and ages 5-7 will meet On Tuesday’s starting September 27th from 7:00-7:45 PM.  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.




Bryan Parks and Recreation and Courtney Powell will be hosting Mommy & Me Zumba classes.  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 for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00 for each adult/child couple.  Adults and their 2-4 year olds will dance on Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 PM starting on September 29th.  Class sizes are limited so please call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register.



Beach Cupcake Class

Beach fun time cupcake class! Using 24 cupcakes you will create edible sand and water paradises.  In this class you will learn about flat icing and how to color and use cake gel.  You will learn to make chocolate shells and how to use isomalt nibs to make sea creatures.  Students will also be using an airbrush.  Instructor Alicia Sheperd will provide all supplies that are needed and you will take home your creation.  Please try to register a week before class so that supplies may be ordered by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.  Class will be held at the Community Center on Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 PM with a fee of $45.00



Belly Dancing Class

      The Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Belly Dancing Classes for persons 15 years & older Join instructor Rita Michele for the art of belly dance with a Persian and Mediterranean flair! This “Skills, Drills, & Combinations” class is perfect for beginners as well as challenging enough for more experienced dancers. Belly dance is ideal for improving core strength. It tones the entire body and provides a low-impact aerobic workout.  Students should wear comfortable clothing that is not baggy and may dance barefoot or in ballet slippers. A scarf tied around the hips is helpful.  No prior experience is required.  A full warm-up and cool-down is included with every class. Enhance your grace and beauty, and discover the dancer in you!  All classes will be held on Thursday evenings starting September 29th at 6:30 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road. Class will run for eight consecutive weeks, and the cost is $60.00. A minimum of six pre-registered students is required to hold the class. Please call 419-633-6030 to reserve your space!



Dog Obedience Class

     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 October 1st and will be held at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road from 9:30-10:30 AM and the cost for the class is $55.00.  Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.







17th - 8:00 CPC Walkathon

19th - 5:00 Fulton County Fitness Classes Begins

19th - 5:30 Yoga Class, Session I Begins

24th - 10:00 Barnfest

26th - 6:00 Zumba Kids (8-11) Begins

27th - 6:00 Zumba Kids (5-7) Begins

29th - 5:00 Mommy & Me Zumba Begins

29th - 6:00 Beach Cupcake Class

29th - 6:30 Belly  Dance Class Begins



1st - 8:30 Annual Bridging the Gap to Heart Health

1st - 9:30 Basic Dog Obedience Class Begins

3rd - Ready, Set, Relax

4th - 5:00 Fitness Blast Class Begins

5th - Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due

6th - Learn to Speak German Class Begins

11th - 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins

11th - 6:30 Decadent Cupcake Class

25th - 6:00 Kids Spooky Cupcake Class

29th - 3:00 Community Halloween Party

29th - 6:00 Trick-or-Treat

29th - 6:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park

31st - 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins



15th - 6:00 Woodland Creatures Cake Class

19th - 5:00 “2016 Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House




2nd -  Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays

6th -   6:00 Decoupage Frame Class

13th - 6:00 Pretty Edible Present Cake Class








FALL Brochure   






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











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




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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