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San Marcos News

San Marcos News

San Marcos Parks & Recreation Event Announcements

Curbside service, virtual events and more resources

Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events

Visit the Parks & Rec Website: www.san-marcos.net/play
Family Campout At Home – Instead of camping out with us, Campout at Home for your very own Family Campout with crafts, games, activities and even s’more ingredients to make at home! Enjoy this cool $5 kit that has a compass, flashlight, star chart and DIY instructions for an at-home StarWalk, a craft, ideas for games and activities to do and even campout meal and snack ideas. Pick up will be held at Cerro de Las Posas Park from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. The pick-up address is 1387 W. Borden Road.

San Marcos, CA — We’ve joined forces with #WithLoveNorthCounty – a collaborative program from the Innovate78 cities, San Diego North Economic Development Council & fellow Chambers to support North County hospitality businesses.

Learn More About participating businesses by visiting the #WithLoveNorthCounty website below.

We’re pleased to announce that San Diego County health officials have given the green light to slowly reopen Parks and Recreation facilities and services, including day camps. We look forward to welcoming campers and students to the camps and classes below.
Adventure Day CampCamps start the week of July 6.For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net/camp.Specialty CampsCamps start the week of July 6.Options include cooking, LEGO, painting, science and dance camps and outdoor sports like archery, soccer and tennis.Enrichment ClassesClasses start July 15.Options include ballet, Tae Kwon Do, tennis, cheer and more.
Please note that each camp and class is limited in size, and classes will fill up fast!
Health and Safety MeasuresAt the City of San Marcos, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. In light of COVID-19, it is important that summer camps and other children’s programs take special precautions to make sure that staff and campers/students stay safe and healthy. You can view the City’s Guidance for Adventure Day Camp, Enrichment Camps and Other Summer Programming here.
Our Friends Came Through…Long time City partner for events and community projects, the non-profit group Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation have agreed to fund some open recreational swim opportunities as well as upcoming Star Walks and City Hikes.All three programs were cut due to budget shortfalls, but now City staff are planning to reopen.Click here for ways you can get involved with the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation.
Las Posas Pool Open Rec SwimThanks to the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation made it possible to open Las Posas Pool for limited time slots for families from the same household to reserve a space to come to the pool and pay to play.
Learn more and sign up here.

To support local business owners and employees, the City of San Marcos is launching a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Program that will set aside up to $3,000,000 of the City’s General Fund Reserves for short-term business loans. Business owners can learn more and apply for the loan by using this link.

Apply now:http://sba.gov/disaster
Learn more: http://sba.gov/coronavirusCovid-19 public health measures are impacting the small business community. This webinar will review the capital options that exist as of today and review what help is out there for small business owners.
Come learn about:
— SBA Disaster Loans– Traditional Capital– State Loan Guarantee– Guidance on how to get capital

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.
Read more here

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce 251 North City Drive #128 San Marcos 760.744.1270

Visit the Parks & Rec Website: www.san-marcos.net/play


  1. I would like to notify you of an event to post:

    Get a feel for the wonderful world of horses and the common ground of horsemanship on Sunday May 15th 10 am – 3pm at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos.

    The Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association (TOVEA) presents:
    The Common Ground Clinic featuring Horse Sense 101 sessions.
    The Clinic will offer top local professional instruction to riders in Dressage, Cowboy Challenge, and Equitation and Showmanship. Observe or bring your own horse (see registration details on website.)
    Horse Sense 101 Sessions will include demonstrations on grooming, feeding and nutrition, hoof care, wellness and medical care, tack and equipment, boarding, and therapeutic riding. These sessions are free to the public.

    Come see horses in action, get the wonderful feeling of being around them, and witness how horses give back to the community. This is a family friendly event – all ages are welcomed. Food will be available onsite. Enjoy the day outdoors in the good company of horse people and horse fans.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.keepitequestrian.org; twinoaksvalleyequestrian@gmail.com

  2. Chris Clarke says:

    Bit misleading, says Free Concert, on the main page, but when you look at the details, it is only free for 12 year olds and younger.

    • Editor says:

      the news release says tickets can be purchased and Children under 12 FREE…thats what we were sent contact them and ask? Sorry for the confusion.

  3. Please Post:
    Got a Book In You? Let us help you plan it at the Nonfiction Book Planning Workshop! Sunday afternoon, April 23rd, 1-6 pm in San Marcos.

    Could you use some encouragement, a sounding board for your ideas? Chiwah Slater, best selling author, publisher, and book coach with over 20 years’ experience, offers her expertise and the benefits of brainstorming with other writers. Pizza and salad (included in registration) to keep your energy up.

    Whether your purpose is to tell your story, educate, instruct, or get the word out about your business, you’ll learn secrets that make the writing easy—even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Your detailed plan makes writing your book as easy as “connect the dots.”

    Enroll early and save! $247 through April 10th, $297 after. Limited seating. Go to http://AWriteToKnow.com/bpbpreg and enroll through Paypal (credit or debit card OK; no need for a Paypal account).

    After enrolling you will be taken to a simple pre-workshop assignment that paves the way to creating a successful book plan.

    Questions? Call Chiwah Slater at 760-586-5392.

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