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
2017-2018 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
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 April
1st and will be held at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road
from 10:00-11:00 AM and the cost for the class is $55.00.
Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.
Marshmallow Pops class for ages 5-16. Make
a sweet treat of chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.
Learn to use chocolate stamping to make them look as amazing as they
This class will be
held Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 PM in the Community Center on Buffalo
Road. The fee for this class is
$15.00; please pre-register by calling 419-633-6003, so that we are sure to have
The Easter Bunny is coming on Saturday, April 8th. This
year the Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the Bryan
Portland Street Campus gym. The
Egg Hunt starts at 10:00 AM.
Kids, ages 9 & under, hunt for candy and prizes under the supervision
of, his truly, the Easter Bunny. Organized
in cooperation with the Bryan High School National Honor Society and the Parks
& Recreation Department. The
will also be making an appearance to start off the day's events.
Kids will be divided into four age groups (3-under, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9)
and there will be plenty of candy. All
you have to do is bring yourself and a basket or bag and come enjoy the fun.
There is no charge.
a special box for your keepsakes! You
will have many colors and styles to choose from to decorate your very own box.
This class will be held Tuesday, April 11th
at 6:30 PM in the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
The fee for this class is $20.00; please pre-register by calling
419-633-6003, so that we are sure to have enough supplies.
- 6:30 Decorative Chocolate Spoons Class
- Lifeguard Training Begins
- 4:30 Girls Softball Registration
- 10:00 Dog Obedience Class Begins
- 6:30 Decorative Marshmallow Pops Class
- 10:00 Easter Egg Hunt @ Portland Campus
- 6:30 Decoupage Class
- Happy Easter
- Arbor Day Program
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
What about the new bug Ive heard about that attacks maples and other
types of trees?
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/
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:
Maple - Acer
- Magnolia spp.
||Flowering Crabapple -
|Japanese Tree Lilac
|Medium species 30-45
- Betula nigra
- Carpinus spp.
|Large species more
- Gleditsia triacanthos
- Quercus alba
||Swamp White Oak
|Japanese Pagoda Tree
Linden - Tilia
Dutch Elm resistant types
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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