Green Valley Recreation's Mission is "To provide recreational, social and leisure education opportunities that enhance the quality of our members' lives." A non-profit organization serving the leisure and social needs of the adult retirement community, Green Valley Recreation operates one Member Services Center and 13 Recreation Centers with a total property value of over $18million. Green Valley Recreation provides many services and activities to a private membership base of over 13,200 households (an estimated 27,000 individuals).
GVR was created in 1978, with the merging of two individual community centers.Over the years GVR has led the way in attempting to build a sense of community. It is one of the largest employers within the community, however its uniqueness comes from the synergy between staff and the more than 2,000 volunteers giving their time to the organization. An elected volunteer board of directors control policy, while staff implement programs. Volunteers give time in every aspect of GVR from monitoring at the swimming pools to providing fitness center orientations. GVR also has more than 60 special interest clubs, that provide programming on their own with minimal support from staff.
The reason that GVR has continued to grow, expand, and upgrade its facilities is that nearly all the homes in Green Valley are in perpetuity with GVR. Home owners pay a nominal annual fee and have access to any and all facilities, clubs and classes. For more detailed information visit their website at www.gvrec.com