The Recreation Partnership
is an inter-municipal collaboration between ten municipalities within Tompkins County. This unique alliance is one of the largest in the state. The Ithaca Youth Bureau Recreation Division is the program provider. Tompkins County Youth Services provides planning and financial coordination. The contributions of the county and the participating municipalities help keep programs affordable and accessible. You are automatically a member if you are a resident of the City of Ithaca, Town of Ithaca, Towns of Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Newfield, Ulysses (including students who attend Trumansburg Schools) or the Village of Lansing. As an RP member you receive a discounted program fee. These programs will be labeled "RP Discount" and you will see "RP" next to the program. Residents of non-member municipalities pay the first fee. If your municipality is not already part of the Recreation Partnership, and you are interested in full access to programs at lower fees, contact your local government representatives.
Other Recreation Programs
Some of our recreation programs are not supported by the Recreation Partnership. Tight budgets have decreased the number of programs that the Recreation Partnership is able to support. While the Youth Bureau will still offer these programs there will not be an “RP Discount.” These programs are supported by the City of Ithaca and a “city discount” will be given to residents of the City of Ithaca. You will see “CD” next to these programs.