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
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.
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
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:
East End Pool
East End Pool
East End Pool
Children 3 & under and persons 62-older can swim for free.
4-17 years are $1.50 and adults are $2.00.
can see a full list in the brochure below
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.
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.
fee is $10.00
per child, which includes a tee-shirt. All
classes are held for a one
Monday thru Friday (5
days). Registration forms will be available at Kindergarten
Registration in April
and Recreation Department
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
to 12 students.
Davis. Classes will be held
the following dates and times:
AM and 12:30
SESSION III: August
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
1st - 9:00 Safety Town,
Session III Starts
2nd - 7:00 Tree Class
20th -4:00 Back to School
Bash @ Mattie Marsh Park
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com
Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com
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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