Information for Newcomers
We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our community and to
introduce ourselves (the Riviera Community Improvement Association aka RCIA). We
are glad you have chosen the “Beach” as your new home. Not only is the
beach a great community, but it has something to offer everyone.
As a community we have the use and privilege of:
- A large park with playground equipment, picnic tables and benches. This
park is also used by little league associations, neighborhood Frisbee games
- Community walkways, which allows you water access. These walkways are
located at the end of every cross street by the water (see
map). We encourage you to use them. With few exceptions you may walk,
fish or crab along the water’s edge (there are several areas where the
community does not own the water front property, but these areas are in
almost all cases fenced off). The docks were built by private residents that
live along the community property and we encourage you to respect their
property. We have enclosed a map showing community property for your
- An unsupervised beach area. (see
- Pat’s pier for fishing (see
- A boat ramp (keys can be obtained from the Association for a nominal
fee, paid Association dues, boat and vehicle information).
- A community newsletter. This newsletter keeps you informed to
activities, up coming events and special speakers at our monthly meetings.
- Seasonal parties (Halloween, Christmas and Easter) for children. The
kids really enjoy them.
Our voluntary annual dues are only $30.00
per year (Click
here!). Along with grass cutting, the dues pay for the quarterly newsletter, electricity
at the boat ramp, replacement of trees and equipment maintenance at the park
along with various other expenses. It is important that we obtain dues, without
them we cannot maintain the community areas and potentially our privileges could
As a member of the Riviera Community Improvement Association (RCIA), you will be able to vote at the General Membership Meetings on issues that
concern you. RCIA meets the third Tuesday of every month (except June, July,
August and December) at 7:30 pm at Jenkins Memorial Church, 133 Riviera Drive.
Besides community issues, we have guest speakers (for example Constellation -
our local electric plant; county and state officials, etc).
You can mail your dues to RCIA or contact the Treasurer. Addresses, phone
numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. are listed on the Contacts page. Don't forget to
include your name, address, and telephone number.
Our community association has taken an active part in the past few years on
local issues that would affect the quality of life in the “Beach”. We fought
and won against the building of a NASCAR Race track which would of made our
roads more congested and polluted our air and water. We have also fought and won
to have Constellation to clean up the air with a SAFE system that wouldn’t put
our residences at risk. The community has also implemented improvements to our
shore line through funds from the “Erosion Tax” budget and will be maintaining
these improvements in the future. We are currently working towards a new
playground in the Park. Fundraising efforts are underway.
Again, welcome to The Beach and if you are interested in volunteering or have
any questions please feel free to contact one of our
Board members or
is an aerial photo of Riviera Beach.