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Children's Park

Features

  1. Benches
  2. Picnic Areas
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. Restrooms
  6. Water
  7. Water Fountain

The Playscape at Children's Park will be closed all day on Monday, June 28, 2021.



The playscape is an accessible and inclusive place for children to play and exercise featuring a poured rubber safety surface, wide ramps throughout, a roller slide, 4 seat We-saw, Expression Swing, Liberty Swing, Omni Spinner, Team Swing, and a therapeutic seat on the Zip Krooze.


The Liberty Swing is made in Sydney, Australia and allows children in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park. It is the only swing of its type that is fully lockable and allows a maximum swing height.


The Liberty Swing is locked to ensure swing security when not in use. The key is used for the safety belt compartment AND to release the ramp on the Liberty Swing. Directions for how to operate the swing are located on the fence as well as on the swing itself. Keys can be checked out during business hours from the following locations:
  • P​arks and Recreation office (401 E Hopkins) Monday-Friday 
  • Activity Center (501 E Hopkins) Monday-Saturday  
  • Rio Vista Pool (555 Cheatham Street, Memorial Day – Labor Day only)  
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau (617 IH 35 North) open 7 days a week  

Size

  • 7 acres

Rules & Guidelines


All park rules must be followed. 


History


The Children’s Park playscape was originally constructed in November of 1992 and has served thousands of Central Texas children over the last 25 years. In 2013, due to the deteriorating condition, the playscape was added to the City of San Marcos ten-year Capital Improvements Plan and scheduled for renovation. Construction started in February of 2017 and was completed in 2018. The newly improved playscape is inclusive and safe for children of all abilities. The playscape can accommodate children ages 2 to 12. The family of Billy G. Moore, former Mayor of San Marcos and champion of the original playscape, has sponsored the swing area in the Lil’ Lost Lagoon. A plaque memorializes their generous patronage.