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.

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.

 

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.

 

Events

Download our Spring/Summer brochure.

 

BRYAN CITY POOLS WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, JULY 4th!

The Parks & Recreation Dept. reminds everyone that the summer pool season has arrived and they will be opening Friday, June 4th; beat the heat on those hot summer days by paying a visit to one of Bryan’s two sparkling blue city pools.  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

Children 3 & under and persons 62-older can swim for free.  Children ages 4-17 years are $2.00 and adults are $3.00.

 

Featured classes include:

SAFETY TOWN!!!!   Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this coming fall?  Will your child have to cross busy streets or have to board a bus on a busy highway?  The Parks & Recreation Department and the Bryan Kiwanis Club remind parents to enroll their kids in Safety Town, which will be offered this summer at the East End Community Room.  Safety Town is a national program that teaches life-long safety habits.  An adult instructor will supervise activities.  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 this comprehensive program.  Important vehicles such as a school bus, police car, and a fire truck will be available on special days for students to become familiar with.  Safety Town is co-sponsored by the Bryan Kiwanis Club, Bryan Police and Fire Departments, Bryan City Schools, and Bryan Parks and Recreation Department.  The fee is $10.00 per child for materials.  Registration forms are available in the Parks and Recreation office or below.   Three sessions are available this summer: June 14th-18th at 6:00 PM; July 19th-23rd at 6:00 PM and July 26th-30th at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  For more information about Safety Town, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.  To register for Safety Town stop into the Parks and Recreation Office and fill out a registration form or print one from our website.

 

WATER AEROBICS!!     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 eight classes (4 weeks) which costs only $20.00 for the session.  This class will start July 6th and you may call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to register today.

 

ARTS & CRAFTS!!   The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an Arts & Crafts Summer Camp this summer for children ages 5-10.  Kids will get to try something new each day and each day will be an adventure!  Our supervisors will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole array of fun and exciting craft projects.  All materials are included in the $25.00 fee.  Classes are held at the East End Community Room Monday through Thursday mornings for four days and cost $25.00 per child per session (4 Days).  Children, ages 5-7, go from 10:15 AM-11:15 AM and ages 8-10 go from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  Our last session for 2021 is July 12th-15th .  There is a limit of 12 students per class.  Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to register.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!!

The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department is in search of a full time Arborist.  Applications and a job description are below and may be turned in to the Parks and Recreation office, 1399 E. High Street, 2nd floor, mailed to P.O. Box 190, Bryan, Ohio 43506 or email to parks-rec@cityofbryan.com.  Call 419-633-6030 with any question.

Download Employment Application

Arborist Job Description

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 2020-2021 school year, with classes beginning in August. Learn more or register your child by calling 419.633.6030.