Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department oversees 11 parks, two pools, the Buffalo Road Community Center, the MacDonald Ruff Ice Rink, and the Bryan Parks & Rec Preschool. We provide a variety of recreational and educational opportunities for residents and visitors alike through our events, programming and facilities.

Our Mission

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.

Location & Hours

Our office is located on the second floor of the Don North Municipal Building at 1399 East High Street in Bryan. We are available by phone 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office is open 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact Details

To register for a call, reserve a park building or learn more about our park system, call 419.633.6030 or email parks-rec@cityofbryan.com.

Events

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Featured classes include:         

DOWNLOAD T-BALL REGISTRATION FORM

DOWNLOAD SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION FORM

 

POOL PASS PRE-SALE

The Parks & Recreation Department reminds people to beat the crowd and purchase your pool passes early.   Passes and punch cards (No swim lessons) will be sold in the Parks and Recreation office starting May 10th.  A 10-Punch Card costs $15.00 and a 20-Punch Card costs $30.00 for 4-17 year olds and $25.00 and $50.00, respectively, for 18-61 year olds.  Season passes will be $60.00 for individuals, $70.00 for a family of 2, $80.00 for a family of 3, $80.00 for a family of 4, and $100.00 for a family of 5 or more.  If you purchase your pass now through June 3rd there will be a $5.00 discount on all passes, not punch cards.   Call the Parks and Recreation office (419-633-6030) for more information.  Office hours are 8:30-3:30 Monday – Friday.

Daily admission this summer will be $2.00 for persons 4-17 years of age and $3.00 for persons 18-61 years of age.  Children 3-under and adults 62-older will be admitted free.

    MOORE  POOL ONLY  will be taking registrations for session one of swim lessons and selling season passes, May 31st and June 1st  , from 3:00-7:00 PM. 

WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS; NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS!!

Opening day for the season will be June 3rd

Hours are:

Sunday

  • East End Pool     1-6 pm

Monday

  • Moore Pool     1-5 pm       7-9 pm

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Moore Pool     1-5 pm        7-9 pm

Thursday

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

Friday

  • Moore Pool     1-6 pm

Saturday

  • Moore Pool     1-6 pm

Saturday June 25, 2022 East End Pool will be open instead of Moore Pool 1-6 PM!!

 

   PICKLEBALL CLINICS

The fastest growing sport in America!  It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  Players use special paddles and a wiffle ball, and games take place on tennis courts with specific pickleball lines. Nets and court sizes are smaller than their tennis counterparts. The rules are easy to learn.  Pickleball is a convenient way to get exercise while having fun.  It is a great activity for the whole family.  Bring your racket and ball. Clinics will focus on learning the soft game of dinking, how to volley, how to hit ground strokes and how to serve.  Rules of the game will be reviewed as you progress thru the class. By the end of class, you will be playing a game and keeping score.  Players can wear anything comfortable and appropriate for the weather.  There is a limit of 20 per session so please call 419-633-6030 to register.

9:00-11:00 AM

East End Park Courts

$5.00 per session

      Session II  – Saturday, June 4th:        Session III – Saturday, August 6th

 

BUBBLE FEST

At Bubble Fest, children ages 4-8 will explore bubbles in an in-depth way. They’ll make crafts using bubbles and explore the behavior of bubbles using different wands. Bubble Fest will be held indoor and outdoor at the East End Community Room (preschool classroom). Join us for some summer fun! $10.00 fee. Call 419-633-6030 to register.

Ages 4-8

June 8th        10:00 – 12;00

August 2nd   10:00 – 12:00

 

SILLY SCIENTIST

Children ages 4-8 put on your lab coat and step into a world of curiosity and discovery. Children will conduct experiments that fizz, fly, stick and even create artwork! This fun filled class is sure to strike the curiosity of every little scientist. Silly scientist will be held indoor and outdoor at the East End Community Room (preschool classroom). Join us for some summer fun!   $10.00 fee. Call 419-633-6030 to register.

Ages 4-8         

June 9th 10:00 – 12:00

August 3rd 10:00 – 12:00

 

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Bryan Parks & Recreation Preschool

For over 30 years, our preschool program has provided children in Bryan and the surrounding communities with an excellent education.

Classes are offered:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday (4 and 5-year-olds)
    8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday (3 and 4-year-olds)
    9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Spots are available for the 2021-2022 school year, with classes beginning in August. Learn more or register your child by calling 419.633.6030.

MacDonald Ruff Ice Rink: 601 Townline Road
During the winter, this open-air rink serves at the city’s spot for ice skating and hockey. Park patrons can rent skates during open skate times, which are announced as weather permits. Cross country skis are also available to rent for a small fee and can be used at Recreation Park, which is right next door and provides ample room. During the offseason, the ice rink hosts a variety of events, including the Newlyn Quest club’s annual Barn Fest event each fall. This facility is available to rent. Please inquire for details.

Community Center: 1130 Buffalo Road
Home to many of our classes, the Community Center can also be rented for parties, meetings, baby showers and other events when not in use for a park activity.

Recreation Park: 850 Center Street
This 78-acre park is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, the Imagination Station playground, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, tennis courts and soccer fields. The largest park in the city, Recreation Park has several paved paths that are perfect for biking, walking and running. This park also includes a pavilion and amphitheater that are available to rent.

Moore Park & Pool: 1017 Oakwood Avenue
Home to Moore Pool, this 11-acre park was established in 1937. The pool features a 90-foot water slide, zero depth entry and diving areas. In addition to the pool, Moore Park includes paved paths that are great for walking, biking and running. A shelter house and three pavilions are available to rent.

Garver Park: 521 Blakeslee Ave.
Established in 1909, this 13.2-acre park includes paved paths, a beautiful pavilion, playground equipment, a baseball field and walking path.

Mattie Marsh Park: 410 E. Trevitt Street
This 1-acre park, established in 1954, is tucked into a residential area on Bryan’s east side. It features a pavilion with restrooms, a basketball court and playground equipment.

Hitt Park: 220 Bement St.
Established in 1956, this 1-acre park is located on the northeast end of the city. It features a pavilion with restrooms, basketball court and playground equipment.

East End Park & Pool: 1400 E. High St.
Home to the East End Pool, this park includes an expansive 33.3 acres and was established in 1976. The pool features a small water slide and diving board. A baseball diamond, basketball court, play equipment and a pavilion provide space to have fun and relax. This park also features six pickleball courts. East End Park is handicap accessible.

Fountain City Park: 925 Union St.
Skateboarders will find plenty to enjoy at this 7.7-acre facility, which was established in 199 and is home to the city’s skate park and sledding hill.

Central Park: 430 S. Portland St.
What this park lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty. Established in 1997 and comprising a quarter of an acre, Central Park is a serene spot that includes a fountain, gazebo and walking paths.

Israel Gardens Butterfly Park: 1510 Brenner St.
Whether you stroll through or cruise by, this small park offers plenty of beauty. Established in 1997, it is ½ acre.

Maple Grove Park: Jordan Drive
Serene and peaceful, this 10-acre park was established in 1999 and is a wonderful spot for taking in nature.

Roseland Park: 319 E. South St.
Located in the southeast section of town, Roseland Park features room to roam, a pavilion with restrooms, a basketball court, tennis court and playground equipment. It is eight acres and was established in 1970.

 

East End Park & Pool: 1400 E. High St.
Home to the East End Pool, this park includes an expansive 33.3 acres and was established in 1976. The pool features a small water slide and diving board. A baseball diamond, basketball court,six pickleball courts, play equipment and a pavilion provide space to have fun and relax.. East End Park is handicap accessible.

 

Moore Park & Pool: 1017 Oakwood Avenue
Home to Moore Pool, this 11-acre park was established in 1937. The pool features a 90-foot water slide, zero depth entry and diving areas. In addition to the pool, Moore Park includes paved paths that are great for walking, biking and running. A shelter house and three pavilions are available to rent.