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60 - Plus Programs

  1. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    July 30, 2021, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Activity Center

    Adult Pickleball is now offered from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays . Participants are no longer required to sign up to reserve a time slot to play. The Adult Pickleball program is open play for ages 18 and up. At this time, we have four courts available for Pickleball, two in each gym. The gyms are no longer designated as competitive or recreational, everyone plays with everyone. Participants must bring their own paddles and ball. All players must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to agree to the waiver when attending Pickleball at the Activity Center. The Adult Pickleball Open Play rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice.

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  1. Summer Reading Program

    June 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - August 6, 2021, 6:00 PM

    Read books, win prizes! Reading logs are available for children, teens, and adults starting June 7th. The first day to turn in completed logs will be June 14th. The last day to turn in completed logs is August 6th.

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  2. Superhero Selfie Booth

    July 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - July 31, 2021, 6:00 PM

    Boom! Pow! Bang! Crash! Show your heroic side at our Superhero selfie booth located in the teen room.

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  3. Book Matchmaking

    July 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2021, 6:00 PM @ Online program via Google Form.

    The librarians at the San Marcos Public Library are here to play matchmaker! Take a chance and let us set you up on a book date. If you’re lucky, you may even find your next favorite book! Fill out the linked form to participate. Based on your preferences we will place two books on hold for you. You must have a San Marcos Public Library card to participate.

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  4. Jellyfish Take & Make Craft

    July 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - August 1, 2021, 6:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Pick up a jellyfish craft to take home and make. Available while supplies last.

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  5. Focus on Your Finances

    July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    You've heard the tips: Spend less than you earn. Be prepared for the unexpected. However, some things are easier said than done. Join Melissa Trevino, Career Specialist, to review your financial goals and the steps to take to get there. This is an in-person workshop at the public library.

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  6. Storytime

    July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Enjoy stories, songs, and fun. Space is limited, so arrive early to reserve your free ticket and to browse for books! We will only be able to accommodate the first 20 families to arrive.

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Main Calendar

  1. Discovery Camp

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Discovery Camp is a nine-week program developed for children ages 5-10. The program is offered from Jun. 14 to Aug. 13, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers will have the chance to be outside, build things, work as a team, develop leadership skills and have fun! Children will participate in a variety of activities, including science experiments, arts and crafts, games, and more! Program enrollment is limited to 26 children per week. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by San Marcos CISD. For more information, visit Camps Website

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  2. Summer Fun

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Summer Fun is a nine-week program developed for children ages 7-13. The program will be offered from Jun. 14 to Aug. 13, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children can participate in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, board games, and recreational activities. In effort to safely host campers and provide adequate staff, program enrollment for 2021 is limited to 60 children per week. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by San Marcos CISD. For more information, visit Camps Website

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  3. Tails on the Trails

    July 1, 2021 - July 30, 2021

    San Marcos Parks & Recreation and Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas will host Tales on the Trails through July 30. The featured story, Our Great Big Backyard, by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager will be displayed along Virginia Witte Way trail at Schulle Canyon Natural Area. For more information, visit

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Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. Rio Vista Pool Family Night

    July 30, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Rio Vista Pool

    Our 4th Family Night is right around the corner! These are extended pool hours that will be limited to 75 people in the pool- each family can register up to five to attend. Reservations are required and can be made on The reservation is for 7-9 p.m. If you know that you will not attend, please cancel your reservation so that someone else can come in your place. See you on Friday!

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Parks & Rec Youth Programs

  1. Summer Fun Camp

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM @ Hernandez Elementary

    Summer Fun is a 9-week long camp hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department for kids ages 7-13 (they can be 6 if they have completed the first grade) at Hernandez Elementary. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch are provided by SMCISD and one field trip per week is included in camp.

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