Youth Programs

NOTICE: Mayor’s Order Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 & Closes Select Facilities Until May 11

All Parks and Recreation programs and events have been suspended through May 11. The Activity Center is closed until further notice. River front parks, playgrounds, the skate park, dog park, public restrooms and water fountains are closed. River front parks include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, 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. Click here to view a map of all San Marcos river parks. 

San Marcos will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the State Department of Health Services, the Hays County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control. Current updates and helpful links may be found at www.sanmarcostx.gov/covid19info.

Goal:POST at Miller Middle School

Goal:POST is a free program offered to Miller Middle School students. The program meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring. Each student receives a snack and homework time followed by various games led by Texas State University's Recreational Administration students. Transportation home is available for a limited number of students who live within the regular Miller Middle School bus zones. For more information about Goal:POST please email Tori Garcia. 



SLOEP (Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program) for Goodnight Middle School Students

SLOEP is a free program offered to Goodnight Middle School students. The program meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring. Goodnight students will be led by Texas State University's Recreational Administration students in various outdoor education activities. Transportation home is available for a limited number of students who live within the regular Goodnight Middle School bus zones. For more information about SLOEP please email Tori Garcia.


L.E.G.I.T. Summer Internship Program

L.E.G.I.T. (Learning. Experience. Groundwork. Instruction. Training.) 

LEGIT Summer Internship Program is a program powered by San Marcos Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD. This program offers summer internships to San Marcos High School sophomores and juniors. The idea is that these students will have on-the-job training, work in a real life situation, learn job related skills, learn soft skills, and gain experience in the work force. 

2020 applications and details will be available in Spring 2020. You can also email legit summer or Catherine Marler if you have any questions!

Best Friends For Life (BFFL)

Best Friends For Life (BFFL) is a free 5 week inclusion program for children of all abilities, ages 3-13. This program meets each Spring on Mondays from 6-7 PM at the San Marcos Rec Hall. Texas State University's Therapeutic Recreation graduate students lead participants in a variety of activities including drumming, yoga, crafts and more. There are also opportunities to go swimming and horseback riding! 

For more information please contact Catherine Marler.