San Marcos Creek Project

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The City’s project to improve access to and enjoyment of San Marcos Creek will start soon

SMCreekLogo with padding - 800x360The San Marcos Creek Project will: 

  • Minimize flooding risks 
  • Preserve and enhance creek habitat
  • Build new parks and trails

Project Overview Video:


The 214-acre project area is adjacent to the San Marcos Creek, with these boundaries: 

  • West San Marcos Boulevard to the north
  • Grand Avenue to the east
  • Via Vera Cruz to the west
  • Discovery Avenue to the south

New Features and Amenities

  • Raised roadway and bridges over the creek (at Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz) to reduce flooding and enhance safety
  • Widened Discovery Street to four lanes with a bike lane on the south side
  • Additional sidewalks and bike facilities
  • New community park with spaces for recreation and relaxation
  • 1.5 miles of restored and preserved creek habitat

Next Steps

  • Outreach: We’re starting to conduct outreach in the project area to make sure the community understands the project schedule and how to stay informed throughout construction. If you’re interested in meeting or scheduling a presentation with members of the project team, please call the hotline or email us using the contact information below. 
  • Public Meeting: We’ve scheduled a Creek Project Community Meeting on Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Marcos Community Center, to share information about the project with the community about upcoming construction and how to stay updated throughout the project. 
  • Construction Contractor: At their meeting on Sept. 24, 2019, the San Marcos City Council voted to approve the selection of SEMA Construction to build the improvements for the San Marcos Creek project. 
  • Construction Activities: Now that the construction contractor has been selected, preliminary work like moving equipment to the site will begin late 2019. Active construction is tentatively planned to start in early 2020 and will last two years.

Sign Up to Receive Project Updates

  • Text: Text the keyword SMCreek to 484848 to sign up for text updates.
  • Email: To sign up for emailed project updates, visit and select “Creek Project.”

Contact Us

  • Call the project hotline for more information at 877-SMCREEK or 877-762-7335.
  • Email us at

The San Marcos Creek District infrastructure will include:

San Marcos Creek District Inforgraphic


Project Progress

 Design  Planning  Pre-Construction  Construction  Closeout


Are you curious about the long-term plan for the San Marcos Creek District?

Project Details

Project Progress

Project Updates

Active Projects in the Creek Area

San Marcos Creek District Vision


What's going on around the creek?

With multiple enhancements taking place at the same time in the San Marcos Creek area, take a look at the interactive map below to learn about each active project.

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