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Posted on: May 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Playscape Closures Allow for Shade Structure Install


Sections of the Playscape at Children’s Park will be closed to allow for the installation of a shade structure over the playground. Closures will begin May 14, 2021, and the project is expected to be completed before Memorial Day Weekend, weather permitting. 

“Our goal is to not close the entire Playscape during the installation of these improvements. It will be necessary to close off sections where work is occurring to ensure the safety of our patrons,” says Jamie Lee Case, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. “We are excited to have the shade structures installed before Summer begins, and thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this great feature even better.” 

The park itself will remain open. Closures will be broken down into three sections: glass-bottom boat teaching area, Lil’ Lost Lagoon (ages 2-5), and Adventure Cove (ages 5-12). Information on which area is currently closed can be found on the SMTX Community Services Facebook page,, pinned to the top of the page. 

Alternate playgrounds to visit in the area include:

  • Anita Reyes Park, 115 Lockwood Dr.
  • Dunbar Park, 801 W. MLK
  • Franklin Square Park, 1902 N Bishop St.
  • Vietnam Veterans Park, 320 Mariposa St. 

Regular park hours for the Playscape are 6am to 11pm. For a complete list of neighborhood parks visit For a complete list of park rules visit

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About The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Dept.: 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 will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.



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