Director of Parks and Recreation
Tim Barry - Parks & Recreation Director
Tim joined the Town as the first Recreation Program Manager in October of 2021 and has been an invaluable asset to the Parks & Recreation Team. Tim served as Acting Parks and Recreation Director from April 2023 through November 2023. Following a formal recruitment process, he was appointed as the Town's Parks and Recreation Director effective November 6, 2023.
Tim has more than 20 years of experience in community service, starting as a Recreation Leader in his hometown of Pacifica, to a Recreation Supervisor with the City of Burlingame. Over his career, Tim has had the opportunity to supervise and manage a wide variety of program areas including teens, youth sports, facility rentals, youth and adult art, fitness, and community special events. A few of his many achievements with the Town of Corte Madera include the development and management of an official scholarship program, revamping the Town’s summer day camp program (Camp Corte Madera), and being actively involved with the improvement of Town athletic fields.
Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation and Leisure Studies from San Francisco State University. He grew up in Pacifica and currently lives there with his wife and three children. Tim is very active in his community outside of work, serving on the Pacifica American Little League Board and coaching his children in youth baseball, basketball, and soccer. Outside of work, Tim enjoys camping with his family, fishing, coaching youth sports, spending time with friends, and going to local sporting events.
About the Parks and Recreation Department
The Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to create community through people, parks and programs.
To achieve this mission, we provide year-round recreational programs, classes, sports leagues, summer camps and events for residents of Corte Madera and surrounding communities. Activities take place at the spacious Corte Madera Community Center and adjoining 20-acre Town Park, and at other Corte Madera locations. Offerings range from soccer leagues for Kindergarten-6th graders to softball leagues for adults, and from AARP Driver Safety to computer classes for adults 55 and over to an open gym. Events include Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances, Movie Nights, bingo, Breakfast with Santa and Big Band Dance.