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Page last updated on October 21, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Bryan Park was purchased in January 1951 for $1. The name "Bryan" refers to William Lowe Bryan, President of Indiana University from 1902-1937. Bryan Park Pool, built in 1959, is open seasonally, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Parking: One parking lot at Henderson Street and Dixie Street. Second parking lot off Henderson at East Allen Street. Additional parking lots at Bryan Park Pool, and across Woodlawn Avenue from Bryan Park Pool. 

Restrooms: Centrally located near ball diamonds. Restrooms are accessible, and are open seasonally (April through October).

Bryan Park Perimeter Trail Improvements Coming in Spring 2022

The Board of Park Commissioners at their October 19, 2021 meeting approved a contract not to exceed $191,500 with Milestone Contractors to make improvements to the .8-mile loop trail around Bryan Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2022.

Click here to see a drawing of the Bryan Park Loop Trail and the Improvement Features

This project, which includes significant consideration for the health of the mature trees along the trail, will make multiple improvements to the trail, and will include:

  • Asphalt overlay or replacement of the entire length of the .8-mile trail with necessary crack sealing and edging.
  • The construction of two boardwalks along the northern portion of the loop: one near the fitness station and another farther east near the uphill portion to the tennis courts. Both of these boardwalks will prevent construction damage and future damage to tree roots close to the trail.
  • Asphalt connectors to the fitness station.
  • Improved road interactions at trail crossings, including the installation of new concrete with ADA-compliant detectable warning plates at the north and south ends of the trail at the western playground parking lot, and at the park entrance at Woodlawn at the southeast corner of the parking lot.