Director of Parks and Recreation
Ashley Howe - Parks & Recreation Director
Ashley Howe joined the Corte Madera team in March 2020. She has more than 20 years of experience in recreation and has worked with the Marin YMCA, Tiburon Peninsula Club, Marinwood Community Services District, City of Benicia, and the City of San Rafael. She is also actively involved with the California Park & Recreation Society, the leading professional association for her industry.
Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master’s degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies from San Francisco State. She is a Marin County native, raised in San Rafael and now living in Novato with her partner and two children. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys creating adventures for her kids, gardening, playing soccer, running races, and looks forward to traveling the world.
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.