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Parks & Rec Youth Programs

  1. Tales on the Trails

    January 4, 2021 - January 31, 2021 @ Ringtail Ridge Natural Area

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, San Marcos Public Library, and Community Action, Inc. are partnering to bring you Tales on the Trails. Each month will feature a different story that you can follow along with as you explore our beautiful parks and natural areas. Our January 2021 Tales on the Trails will be set up along Tex's Trail at Ringtail Ridge and will feature "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. You and your family are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour along the 1/2 mile trail, located at 1818 Old Ranch Road 12 (behind the Dakota Ranch apartments). Don't forget to take a photo during your visit and submit to by February 1st to be entered into a drawing for a prize!

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  2. Valentine's Kit Pre-Orders

    January 15, 2021 - January 25, 2021

    The Youth Services Division is excited to offer Valentine's Kits for purchase! Each activity kit is designed for two people and includes a variety of Valentine's themed items, such as: recipe cards, crafts, pre-packaged snacks, S'mores supplies, items to make Valentine's card bags, and a few more surprises! There is a limited quantity available and each kit costs $5.00. Kits will be available for pre-order online from January 15th-25th with pick up on Tuesday, February 9th and Thursday, February 11th. Pick up will be held at the Parks and Recreation office (401 E Hopkins) via a limited contact pick up between 9 AM-6 PM on both days. Upon arrival, please call staff at 512-738-3285. Staff will ask for your identification and then bring the kit(s) to your vehicle. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing at pick up. If you have questions, email

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