Parks, Natural Areas, & Trails
Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed
The following parks remain closed until further notice:
San Marcos River Parks: Rio Vista Park, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi Park, Bicentennial Park, Children’s Park, Crook Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dog Beach, Capes Park, Thompson’s Island, Stokes Park, Ramon Lucio Park, and Wildlife Annex/Wilderness Park
Other Park Facility Closures: Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, neighborhood park basketball courts, Dog Park, and Skate Park.
Public restroom facilities and water fountains in all city parks and natural areas will remain closed until further notice.
Natural Areas Open with Social Distancing Rules
Natural areas in the City remain open at this time, but visitors to these areas must practice social distancing of at least six feet between individuals not in your household and are prohibited from gathering in groups of more than five people. The following natural areas remain open:
Natural Areas: Blanco Shoals Natural Area; Prospect Park Natural Area; Purgatory Creek Natural Area; Ring Tail Ridge Natural Area; Schulle Canyon Natural Area; Sessom Creek Natural Area; and Spring Lake Natural Area.
People violating this parks closure order are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and possible arrest on charges of criminal trespass if a person refuses to leave after being warned to do so by a peace officer.
All Parks and Recreation programs and events remain suspended through May 11 and the Activity Center remains closed until further notice.
Visit this page for a complete listing of our Natural Areas and for trail maps.
Visit this page for a complete listing of all of our parks.
The Golden Cheeked Warbler is an endangered species of bird that breeds only in central Texas and nests in the ash juniper and oak found in some of our natural areas.
Visit this page for more information about the wildlife in our parks and natural areas.
This is a page that has a map of the parks along the San Marcos River.