With 63-miles of trails, 36 parks, 11 recreational facilities, two community pools and hundreds of classes, sports programs, camps and activities offered year-round, have fun discovering the many ways to play in San Marcos.

Browse through the current San Marcos Recreation Guide or Register Online for one of our many classes, programs, camps, or recreation activity.

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Enrichment ClassesFacility Reservations

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San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department's Vision

San Marcos is a healthy community that fosters positive relationships through exceptional recreational opportunities.

Our Mission Statement

We serve and enrich our community by providing inclusive recreational places and programs.

 Our Core Values:

  • Innovation
  • Customer Service
  • Integrity
  • Enrichment
  • Teamwork

San Marcos Parks Master Plan:

The City of San Marcos Parks Master Plan was updated in June 2018 and presents a vision of the parks and recreational future for the City of San Marcos.  It is the culmination of a planning process that has involved the City's residents and staff in a collaborative venture to provide a plan that will meet the needs of the community both now and in the future.