Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs
Our purpose is to provide quality recreational and educational programs that inspire and enrich the lives of children and adults in the community while maintaining a self-supporting agency.
Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation History
In June 1975 the City of Belvedere and Town of Tiburon entered into a Joint Powers Agreement that established the Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee. The purpose of the agreement was to create a recreation committee that would formulate, administer and operate recreation programs and facilities for the residents of Belvedere and Tiburon.
The governing committee consists of seven members, three appointed by the City of Belvedere, three appointed by the Town of Tiburon and a seventh member appointed by and being a member of the Reed Union School District.
Through the years it has been expressly understood that the purpose of creating a separate public entity was to ensure that recreation services for Tiburon Peninsula residents would be supported by participant fees rather than subsidized by tax dollars.
The department's ability to maintain a self-supporting status can be attributed to the committee's emphasis on providing quality recreation programs while strictly allocating available resources. The department's budget supports four part-time administrators with hours totaling an equivalent of 2.85 full time positions. The committee has been careful not to obligate the agency to high overhead costs that are associated with owning and maintaining facilities, but rather in partnership using other public facilities.
Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation offers over 500 classes and activities each year and registers over 4,800 participants in association with these programs! We look forward to being able to share with you all the wonderful programs and services we have to offer.