As of immediately, we are cancelling all our city-run programming (classes, sports, etc.).  This is being done based on the current information being provided by the county and state and in the interest of public safety.  We hope to return to full programming as soon as conditions permit.  Thank you for your understanding. For more information about the City's COVID-19 response, please visit:

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.

San Marcos 360 Recreation Guide & Registration

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



Parks & Recreation Newsletters

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Parks and Recreation Programs

Visit the pages below for more detailed information about any of our exciting programs.

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aquatics arts and cultural programs

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 Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation

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.