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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Blanco Shoals Natural Area to Close July 9

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Due to extreme levels of activity and crowding recorded over the recent weeks, we will be closing Blanco Shoals Natural Area beginning Thursday, July 9, at 8 p.m. Our other greenspaces and natural areas are open, but we urge you to please practice social ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City Highlights Essential Services of Parks & Recreation

We Are Parks and Recreation

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating July’s “Parks and Recreation Month,” by highlighting the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing ser...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 6, 2020

50+ Virtual Recreation Page

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There, you will find 50+ Enrichment Activities, where you can take a course from an Ivy League School. You can also learn a new language, read the Harvard Classics or listen to a TED Talk. Maybe explore Texas history, visit the Texas Capital or even visit...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 25, 2020

San Marcos River Parks to Close at 8 p.m. Thursday June 25

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The City of San Marcos river parks will be closed again until further notice as of 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The Dog Park, Skate Park, neighborhood parks, and natural areas will remain open, but visitors to these areas should observe CDC recommendation...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Discovery Camp and Summer Fun Canceled for 2020

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In response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department has canceled the upcoming sessions of Summer Fun and Discovery Camp. Previously scheduled to start on July 13, both programs have been suspended for ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 1, 2020

San Marcos Announces Summer Program Updates

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The City of San Marcos is announcing cancellations and tentative scheduling of summer programs in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Plans for annual summer programming for the Parks and Recreation Department, Public Library and Fire Department are below:...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Fri., March 20, 2...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

shared use pathway site at Cheatham Street bridge

Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Stree...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

River and Bike Path Map

On Monday, Feb. 17 residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park.

The trail will be a 1.7-mil...

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Parks & Recreation