OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To enhance the experience of living in our community; to play an
active role in helping it be a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling
place (and way) to live.
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. Although we are still
officially Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee, in 2013 we
changed our name to The Ranch.
The governing committee consists of nine members, four appointed by
the City of Belvedere (one of which is a council member), four appointed
by the Town of Tiburon (one of which is a council member) and a ninth
member appointed by and being a member of the Reed Union School
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 eight administrators and 6 part-time recreation
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.
THE RANCH & DAIRY KNOLL
Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation is thrilled to introduce our new name, The Ranch, and the opening of our brand new home, Dairy Knoll.
I am so excited to introduce you to The Ranch. We are exhilarated,
grateful and inspired by the community’s vote of confidence in our work
and are awed by the generosity that has given us our new facility.
Once the building plans were finalized, we realized this gave us the
opportunity to make the move more than a simple change of address: it
was a chance for a fresh start, a catalyst to take a strong organization
and make it an even stronger contributor to the quality of life on the
Tiburon Peninsula. So, we are using this rare moment in time to be better;
to not think like a department or public agency, but to think like an
innovator in a competitive business. We are dedicated to enhancing the
way we live today.
Why The Ranch? Not so long ago, the Tiburon Peninsula was a working
ranch and dairy. Conceptually the attributes of a working ranch are
similar to those to which we aspire: a sense of working together to
build a strong community, a strength of character, respect for the
environment and for each other. We intend for The Ranch to be
purposeful and active. Besides Dairy Knoll, we will continue to offer
programs and activities at Belvedere Community Center, Reed School, Angel Island and McKegney Green.