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60 - Plus Programs

  1. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    August 4, 2021, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Activity Center

    Adult Pickleball is now offered from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays . Participants are no longer required to sign up to reserve a time slot to play. The Adult Pickleball program is open play for ages 18 and up. At this time, we have four courts available for Pickleball, two in each gym. The gyms are no longer designated as competitive or recreational, everyone plays with everyone. Participants must bring their own paddles and ball. All players must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to agree to the waiver when attending Pickleball at the Activity Center. The Adult Pickleball Open Play rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice.

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  1. Summer Reading Program

    June 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - August 6, 2021, 6:00 PM

    Read books, win prizes! Reading logs are available for children, teens, and adults starting June 7th. The first day to turn in completed logs will be June 14th. The last day to turn in completed logs is August 6th.

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  2. Book Matchmaking

    August 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - August 31, 2021, 6:00 PM @ Online program via Google Form.

    The librarians at the San Marcos Public Library are here to play matchmaker! Take a chance and let us set you up on a book date. If you’re lucky, you may even find your next favorite book! Fill out the linked form to participate. Based on your preferences we will place two books on hold for you. You must have a San Marcos Public Library card to participate.

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  3. Lion Puppet Take & Make Craft

    August 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - August 6, 2021, 6:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Pick up a lion puppet craft to take home and make. Available while supplies last.

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  4. Childcare Job Fair

    August 4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Looking to work with children? As more of us are going back to work, demand for daycare has gone up. Childcare centers are hiring teachers and other staff members to meet this demand. Bring your resume and network with a variety of local daycare centers to find your perfect match. This job fair was organized thanks to Start Smart Hays & Caldwell, an early childhood coalition.

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  5. Science Squad

    August 4, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Hands-on science experiments make learning fun! Presented by the Texas State Service Learning Initiative and the Department of Biology. For ages 4 to 10. Registration is required.

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  6. First Wednesday Book Club

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Adults gather once a month to discuss a book chosen by the group. August 4th - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. September 1st - At Home by Bill Bryson. October 6 - Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. November 3- Nomadland: Surviving American in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder.

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  7. SAT, ACT, or Both?

    August 4, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Online program via Princeton Review.

    Join the experts at The Princeton Review to learn about the differences and similarities between the SAT and ACT. What are the unique challenges each test type presents? What should you consider when trying to decide which is best for you? What resources are available to help you in that decision? Come learn the answers to these questions and more in this online session. Registration required. Presented by the Princeton Review. For questions, contact Marcie Skonieczny, High School Outreach Manager at The Princeton Review:, 512-253-2713.

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  8. Chess Night

    August 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend for casual chess games. Chess sets and clocks are provided so attendees only need to bring themselves.

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  9. San Marcos Fiber Arts

    August 4, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Join this group to enjoy the fiber craft of your choosing and meet other fiber-loving folks. Bring your own fiber projects to work on. Meets every Wednesday.

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Main Calendar

  1. Discovery Camp

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Discovery Camp is a nine-week program developed for children ages 5-10. The program is offered from Jun. 14 to Aug. 13, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers will have the chance to be outside, build things, work as a team, develop leadership skills and have fun! Children will participate in a variety of activities, including science experiments, arts and crafts, games, and more! Program enrollment is limited to 26 children per week. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by San Marcos CISD. For more information, visit Camps Website

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  2. Summer Fun

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Summer Fun is a nine-week program developed for children ages 7-13. The program will be offered from Jun. 14 to Aug. 13, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children can participate in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, board games, and recreational activities. In effort to safely host campers and provide adequate staff, program enrollment for 2021 is limited to 60 children per week. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by San Marcos CISD. For more information, visit Camps Website

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Parks & Rec Youth Programs

  1. Summer Fun Camp

    June 14, 2021, 7:30 AM - August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM @ Hernandez Elementary

    Summer Fun is a 9-week long camp hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department for kids ages 7-13 (they can be 6 if they have completed the first grade) at Hernandez Elementary. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch are provided by SMCISD and one field trip per week is included in camp.

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