About Us

Mission & Vision

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, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.


  1. Advisory Boards

    Parks and Recreation staffs a variety of city boards and commissions.

  2. Arts

    The City of San Marcos is a vibrant, artistic community with an active arts program

  3. Calendar of Events

    View important dates and events for the Parks and Recreation department.

  4. Department Directory

    Contact the San Marcos Parks and Recreation department.

  5. Documents

    View documents for the San Marcos Parks and Recreation department.

  6. Master Plans

  7. Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

    Check out opportunities to promote your business and support our special events. We rely on generous support from the community to provide free to low-cost events.

  8. Volunteer Opportunities

    As San Marcos grows larger every day, we are doing what we can to provide new programs for our community, and that means a larger need for volunteers

  9. Youth Programs/Services Collection Survey

    Youth Programs/Services Collection Survey