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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec


Tue. 04 • Red, White and Boom!

Wed. 12 • Pop-Up Rec

Sat. 15 • Summer Concert

Wed. 19 • Family Night Craft Pick-Up

Fri. 21 • Free Movie in the Park

Fri. 28 • Mix & Mingle

…and more!

Pop-Up Rec

Bubbles – Summer is heating up so come out to San Elijo Park near the splash pad as we enjoy making lots of bubbles.

You bring the creativity, and we’ll bring all the supplies you need! While supplies last.

Wednesday, July 12 • 3 p.m. • Free San Elijo Park • 1105 Elfin Forest Road

Follow Our New Facebook Page

We’re moving our old Facebook group to our new Facebook page! Click the link below for our new page and be sure to follow us, so you never miss out on all the fun things we’re doing!

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Richmar Park New Amenity Survey

The City of San Marcos is planning to start phase 2 of development at Richmar Park, and we are seeking your feedback on a new amenity.

Please take a moment to give your feedback on our quick survey to help shape our community.


Family Night Craft Pick-up

Mason Jar Camp Lantern

Wednesday, July 19 • $5 Community Center • 3 Civic Center Drive

Create a camp lantern with a glass mason jar, tissue paper, mod podge, pipe cleaners and a battery operated tea light.

Family Night activities bring families together. Crafts/activities are intended for children ages three to ten. Each On-The-Go kit contains one craft or activity. Adjust quantity when registering for each child participating. REGISTER YOUR CHILD HERE

Free Movie In The Park

Join us for a fun-filled, family-oriented, summer night! Popcorn is provided. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting.

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance — Wild Knuckles himself — and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Friday, July 21 • Free – Pre-Show activities start at 6:30 p.m.

Movies start at dusk. Bradley Park • 1587 Linda Vista Drive

Mix & Mingle

$8 presale or $10 at the door.

Friday, July 28 • 5-7 p.m. Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Avenue

Admission includes two complimentary adult beverages (beer/wine), appetizers and live music. You can purchase your tickets by stopping by the Senior Activity Center Front Desk, or online at the link below.


San Marcos Aquatics

Open Recreation Swim

Open Recreation Swim is for individuals or families to enjoy the pool and swim. Please visit

www.san-marcos.net/watersafety for a list of pool rules. Pool heated to 84°F.

Please note: if the projected high temperature for the day is below 60°F, or there is thunder and lightning, open Rec Swim will be cancelled that day. We will remain open during rain.

Swim Lessons

Swimming lessons save lives! Please click the registration link below for the most up to date listing of available classes. Swim lessons are subject to change. Please check the website for up-to-date times www.san-marcos.net/aquatics REGISTER FOR SWIM LESSONS

Lap Swim

Purchase a Splash Pass membership for year-round access, or pay a drop-in fee for an intense or easy workout. Pool is heated and outdoors. Please bring your own equipment. SPLASH PASS MEMBERSHIP

San Marcos Recreation Guide

If you haven’t checked out the latest edition of our San Marcos Recreation Guide, we encourage you to take a peek and see all the fun happenings from San Marcos Parks & Recreation!

Recreation Scholarships Available!

The Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation have donated $10,000 this for recreation scholarships! These scholarships are available through the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation and are contingent upon meeting certain financial eligibility requirements. To learn more and to apply visit.


Park Shelter Reservations Available
The City has 22 designated reservable park picnic shelters at 13 different City parks that may be reserved to host your next celebration. A reservation must be made for groups of 25 people or more and groups who wish to have a inflatable or pony/petting zoo. Groups under 25 people can still make a reservation or choose to use the park on a first come first serve basis.

Reservable park picnic shelters can be reserved online a minimum of 8 days in advance and at the Parks and Recreation office 4 days in advance of your desired date. Reservations are paid in full at the time of booking.   For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net/reserveapark or call the office at 760-744-9000.

San Marcos Parks & Recreation | 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069


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