About Us

The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors and also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.


The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that positively enhances our community.


Create a unified park and recreation system that serves the entire San Marcos community, supports tourism efforts, and fosters stewardship of the San Marcos River, Blanco River, and surrounding environments.

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