Youth Programs

Tales on the Trails - December

Tales on the Trails

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, San Marcos Public Library, and Community Action, Inc. are partnering to bring you Tales on the Trails. Each month will feature a different story that you can follow along with as you explore our beautiful parks and natural areas. Our second Tales on the Trails will be set up at City Park during the month of December and will feature "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore. You and your family are invited to take a self-guided tour starting at the second bridge in City Park, closest to the Rec Hall building. Follow the story as you head across the bridge towards San Marcos Plaza Park. Once you arrive in Plaza Park, head towards the Hopkins Bridge to continue. Enjoy seeing the park lit up by the Sights & Sounds of Christmas as you celebrate the holiday season. If visiting in the evening, you may want to bring a flashlight or use your phone to illuminate the story pages. Don't forget to take a photo during your visit and submit to by January 4th to be entered into a drawing for a prize!

Tales on the Trails December Map

Fall 2020 Virtual GP SLOEP Flyer

Virtual Goal:POST and SLOEP for Miller and Goodnight Middle School Students

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and Texas State Recreation Students are partnering again to provide an at-home version of our Goal:POST and SLOEP after school programs. Texas State Recreation Students have created videos of fun activities in three different categories: Outdoor Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Games. These activity videos are being published on our website on Monday, November 16. We will also be holding a Challenge Card Contest for our SMCISD Middle School students to enter as they participate in the activities. A winner will be picked from each school.

To learn more, watch the introduction video below. Click here to head over to the Virtual SLOEP and Goal:POST videos!

Winter Wonderland Kits

Winter Wonderland Kits
Kit sales have been extended through December 7 (while supplies last)! Purchase yours today here

It may not feel like winter outside just yet, but you can turn down the AC and pretend with our Winter Wonderland Kits! These at-home activity kits are designed for two and cost $7.00 per kit. Each will include winter-themed items and activities, such as crafts, snacks, hot chocolate, supplies to build mini gingerbread houses, and a few more items. You can purchase your kit here from November 20-29. Limited contact pick up will be at the Activity Center on Thursday, December 10 from 9 AM-6 PM. Email if you have any questions!