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 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office is open 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 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 Newdale Drive
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 Horton Trail
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 S. 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. In the near future, this park will also feature six pickleball courts. East End Park is handicap accessible.

 

Moore Park & Pool: 1017 Horton Trail
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 winter class brochure.

Featured classes include:

  • Children’s crafts and activities sessions
  • POUND® class
  • Adult walking program
  • Yoga

Check out our city calendar for a complete listing. Contact our office to register.

Download Santa Calling Registration

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.