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
2015-2016 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 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays, September
29 – October 8; 5:00-6:00 PM and
follow up with cheering under the Friday night lights with the Bryan Golden Bear
Cheerleaders at the football game on October 9th.
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
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
3rd 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.
The Parks and Recreation Department and Dawn Davis are offering a
“Fitness Blast” class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:15 PM in the
Lincoln School gym. Looking
for a great way to burn calories and tone muscles?
Get back in shape from the holidays with Fitness Blast!
This class combines a variety of cardio-movements and
toning/strengthening exercises. Variations
will be given for all fitness levels, beginner through advanced.
Fitness Blast is the class for those who want a good toning and
fat-burning workout without a lot of complicated routines.
Bring a towel, rug, or mat to class to sit on.
The class starts on October 6th and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5:15-6:15 in the Lincoln School Gym (please enter through the back door).
The class costs $20.00 per session (8 Nights) OR $5.00 for each night.
You may join anytime; walk-ins are welcome.
Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 to register for
this Fitness Blast class.
will soon be ready!
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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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