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Tiburon commission board backs revised parks plan but is frustrated with town's pace

Consultant WRT presented revisions to its draft Tiburon parks-and-recreation master plan to the town’s Planning Commission at a special meeting May 29. At the direction of the Town Council, the update breaks the system into zones based on access, topography, noise sensitivity, habitat and sea-rise vulnerability, then specifies what type of activity is suitable for each zone. Previous plans had broken down possible activities on a park-by-park basis.

Tiburon’s parks board offered minimal suggestions on a revised master plan for the town’s parks-and-recreation system, though several members showed frustration and criticized what they said was the town’s slow pace of progress in implementing amenities requested by residents.


Consultant WRT presented the latest draft at a special May 29 meeting held to solicit feedback from the parks commissioners and the public. The update came after the Town Council earlier this year asked WRT to pivot from a plan that presented improvements in specific locations — pickleball and bocce courts at the sanitation ponds near McKegney Green or sand volleyball and dog play at South of the Knoll Park, as examples — to a generalized list of active and passive activities the town could then match to a particular park in the future.

Board members were overall supportive of the plan presented but some expressed frustration with what they said is the inability or unwillingness of the Town Council, and sometimes of the parks board itself, to move projects forward.

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