COVID-19 Parks & Recreation Info

Updated: 5/19/2021

Please follow all city, county, state, and national health and safety mandates. For more information on those mandates visit the City’s COVID-19 Information and Resource page.


Masks are optional in all City facilities.


Park patrons are encouraged to participate in active recreational activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing, walking, running and general exercise. Visitors to these areas should practice social distancing of at least six feet between individuals not in your household. It is important to note that all playscapes/playgrounds and basketball courts within the parks are open, however, please continue to take precautions. 

Patrons are asked to avoid the active construction zone between Rio Vista Park and Children's Park for the San Marcos Shared Use Path Trail project.  All posted Park rules will be enforced and can be viewed on the Park Rules webpage.


Senior Programs

Please visit the 50+ Program webpage for information on 50+ outdoor events. All indoor senior programs have been suspended. For information on our modified Pickleball program, please visit the Adult Pickleball Open Play webpage to view the changes that have been made to that program. While we are waiting for the rest of the 50+ programs to resume, please see the section titled "Virtual Recreation" below for numerous activities, classes, tours, and adventures for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

Travel Group Trips

Travel Group Trips have been suspended through the Fall. 

Stay Active & Informed

Check out the Virtual Recreation Center and the 50+ Virtual Recreation Center for ways to stay active and connected. Follow us on the SMTX Community Services Facebook page for updates.

For more information on city, county, state, and federal orders visit the City’s COVID-19 Information and Resource page.