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




Safety Town Registration Letter.pdf





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







Full, Half, and 5K

MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena

Monday, June 1, 2015

Start time: 6:00AM

Local discount for Marathon and Half; use discount core: MMDISC

The Bryan Marathon is Day 1 of the Heartland Series; 7 days-7states.  Do any or all.  No Time Limits.  Voted "Best Food at a Marathon"

Details and Registration available at - MainlyMarathons.com




2015 Pool Schedule




·         East End Pool              1-6 pm


·         Moore Pool                 1-5 pm             7-9 pm


·         East End Pool              1-5 pm             7-9 pm


·         Moore Pool                 1-5 pm             7-9 pm


·         East End Pool              1-5 pm             7-9 pm


·         Moore Pool                 1-6 pm            


·         Moore Pool                 1-6 pm


     The Parks & Recreation Dept. reminds persons to beat the crowd and register for session one of swim lessons and get your season swim passes early.  Swim lessons include two weeks (8 classes), and cost $20.00 per person.    MOORE  POOL ONLY  will be taking registrations for session one of swim lessons and selling season passes Tuesday through Thursday, May 26th through 28th, from 3:30-6:00 PM. 

      A 10-Punch Card costs $10.00 and a 20-Punch Card costs $20.00 for 4-17 year olds and $15.00 and $30.00, respectively, for 18-61 year olds.  Season passes will be $45.00 for individuals, $60.00 for a family of 2, $70.00 for a family of 3, $80.00 for a family of 4, and $90.00 for a family of 5 or more.  If you purchase your pass from May 26th through May 28th there will be a $5.00 discount on all passes.   Persons may also register for swim lessons or purchase punch cards and season passes (without a discount) after the pools open on Friday, June 5th, at 1:00 PM.  Call the Parks and Recreation office (419-633-6030) for more information.

     Daily admission this summer will be $1.50 for persons 4-17 years of age and $2.00 for persons 18-61 years of age.  Children 3-under and adults 62-older will be admitted free.







May 26th through May 28th:  3:30-6:00 PM, at Moore Pool only

All Lessons cost $20.00 per session


   FIRST SESSION:        June 15th through June 25th


SECOND SESSION:     July 13th through July 23rd

(Registrations for this session will not be taken until after 1:00 on June 26th)                         


                                                              9:30-10:15 AM    Level 1, 3, & 4         

                                                 10:30-11:15 AM  Infant/Toddler, Pre School & Level 2

                                                              5:00-5:45 PM   Infant/Toddler, Level 1, & 3

                                                              6:00-6:30/6:45 PM  Pre School, Level 2, & 4


All lessons are held for 2 weeks, Monday through Thursday. Friday used for make ups. The times are the same for both sessions.  More classes will be added if needed.   If classes are cancelled due to the weather, it will be announced on WBNO. (TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)






SPRING/SUMMER Classes Are Here!!!



Summer Zumba


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, upstairs. Classes will be held June 2nd - 25th; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 AM.  Join in for one class or do them all. The fee is $5.00 each day per child.   Class size is limited so please call the Parks office, 419-633-6030, to register.



Mommy & Me Zumba


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 four consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00 for each adult/child couple.  Adults and their 6-11 year olds will dance on Tuesdays from 6-00-6:45 PM starting on June 2nd.  Adults and their 2-5 year olds will dance on Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 PM starting on June 4th.  Class sizes are limited so please 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 June 6th 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.







Tennis Instructions

TENNIS INSTRUCTIONS -  Bryan High School boys and girls tennis coach Mitchell Owens will be teaching two classes: “Tennis For Beginners" and "Introduction to Varsity Tennis.  (See below for more details.)  Class sizes are limited. Bring your own tennis racquet, plenty of water and dress comfortably with proper tennis shoes.  All classes are held at the Recreation Park tennis courts, which are beside the Imagination Station. Cost is $40.00 per student.  Students may take both classes if they meet the criteria.  IMPORTANT:  If you are unsure if classes will be held because of inclement weather, listen to WBNO radio 30 minutes prior to the start of class.              


TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS (Ages 8 - Adult welcome)

Tennis Is a great life-long recreational sport that not only promotes physical fitness but also serves as a fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy! This class is specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis to those who have little experience or are new to the sport.  Skills such as proper grip, stance, forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, and singles/doubles rules will be taught all in a fun learning environment.

         June 8 - 12, 8:30 - 9:30 AM



This class is specifically designed to introduce and prepare students for High School Varsity Tennis. Whether the student is in middle school, entering high school, or an underclassmen, this class will feature more individualized instruction for the beginner to intermediate player. At the end of the session, each student will be given a personal, detailed assessment of skills he/she needs to improve upon throughout the summer to prepare for high school tennis.  Stroke drills, strategy sessions, and match play are intensified in this class to allow players to experience competitive tennis. This class is the perfect opportunity for a student to get a jump-start on playing at the high school level or take their game from JV to varsity-caliber of play. (It is recommended that if students have never played tennis at all, they should take the Tennis for Beginners class first.) 


 June 15 - 19,  8:30 - 9:30 AM














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



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



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



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




Download our seasonal Parks and Recreation brochure.   

Fall (PDF)

  Winter (PDF)

Spring-Summer Broch. 14.pdf

We are not able to update this file if you would like a copy of our 2015 Spring/Summer Brochure you may email a request to parks-rec@cityofbryan.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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