Active Older Adult Programs

Senior Program Information

As many of you know, there was a water main break at the San Marcos Activity Center that caused substantial water damage. All activities at the facility are canceled indefinitely. It is too early to tell how long the repairs will take. We are still assessing the damages but we don’t anticipate opening until sometime next year. We will send out updated information as it becomes available.

We have moved most of our programs to Dunbar Recreation Center, located at 801 Martin Luther King Drive. Programs moved to Dunbar include: Bingo, Game Day, Group Game Time, and Limited Balance.  Our Life Long Learning classes will also take place at Dunbar as well as our special event programs like Brain Training, Step by Step Painting and our new SMASH Senior Social. Our Adult Pickleball program will not resume until the Activity Center reopens. Thank you for your patience while we deal with this unfortunate situation.

Make sure to visit our Active Older Adult Special Events Page for information on upcoming special programs!

Masks at the San Marcos Activity Center and other City facilities are optional. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is discouraged from entering a City facility, park, or recreational area

All participants in any San Marcos Parks and Recreation Program must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability.  Please click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability..

For those not ready to attend in-person, indoor Active Older Adult programs, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is still your go to place for recreation, leisure, education, health, and wellness resources through COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring that our community members have the resources to maintain healthy and meaningful lives while they wait to return to in-person events. Please visit our Active Older Adult Virtual Recreation Page  and our Virtual Recreation Center for numerous activities, classes, tours and adventures for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.


The primary objective of the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Active Older Adult Program is to enhance the quality of life of active, older adults in San Marcos and the surrounding area. Our goal is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle by providing quality informational, educational, physical and social enrichment opportunities.

Additional Information

You may have noticed when registering for classes, many state that they are for ages 60 and above.  This is because the “senior” discount at The San Marcos Activity Center is now available for individuals aged 60 and above. We will be using age 60 when referring to “senior” activities, to avoid any confusion.  Our Active Older Adult programs will be for ages 60 and above unless otherwise noted.

Program Registration

A big part of moving forward means doing things digitally/online such as registering for classes, purchasing Activity Center memberships, and viewing the Activity Guide and Out & About (Senior Newsletter). We need accurate contact information to be able to communicate with you.

If you have registered for a class/program or rented a facility AND you provided us with an email, you already have an account. You need to log in and reset your password here.

If you have an account setup for online registration and know your password, please log in and make sure your contact information (cell phone and email) is correct.

If you do not have an account, please log in and create one here.

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact us at 512-393-8280 or by emailing Parks and Recreation.


The Out and About: Active Older Adult Newsletter will no longer be mailed. It will be available online, by clicking here to view the latest edition, and via email.  If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, contact Nick Riali.