What’s Happening in Parks & Rec
Sat. 06 | San Marcos Hike
Wed. 10 | Pop-Up Rec
Sat. 13 | Junior Ranger Day
Wed. 17 | Family Night Pick-Up
Fri. 19 | National Senior Citizen Day Luau
Fri. 19 | Free Movie In The Park
Wed. 20 | Family Night Pick-Up
Sat. 20 | Summer Concert
Sat. 21 | Star Walk
San Marcos Hike
Join us for the Discovery Hills hike. Explore the geographical features of the Discovery Hills region on this moderate ‘figure eight’ 4.75-mile hike. Participants will hike Discovery Creek, Cima Loop, Lakeview, Rancho Tesoro and Twin Oaks Valley
Meeting Location: Lakeview Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos 92078 , Saturday, August 6 | Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 8 a.m.
Junior Ranger Day
Learn what it takes to be a Junior Ranger! Your child will earn a badge through interactive, hands-on activities about local plants and animals, nature, conservation, trail safety and more!
Saturday, August 13 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jack’s Pond Park | 986 La Moree Road
Family Night Pick-up
Family Night activities bring families together while participating in arts & crafts and assorted projects. Crafts/activities are intended for children ages three to ten. Each $5 Jeweled Sun Catchers On-The-Go kit contains one craft or activity. If multiple children would like to participate, parents must pre-register each child individually.
San Marcos Community Center Wednesday, August 17 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register your child here.
National Senior Citizen Day Luau
Wear your tropical gear & enjoy an island-inspired meal. Watch a performance by Hawaiian Hula Dancers and join a hula lesson. Deadline to make a reservation: August 15. Visit the Center Lunch Desk or call (760) 744-5535 x3607.
Friday, August 19 | 11:30 a.m. Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Hollandia Park | 12 Mission Hills Court- Friday, August 19 | Free
Pre-Show activities start at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.
Summer Concerts In The Garden
Tickets for our Summer Concerts in the Garden are now on sale. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per show, or you can buy a season pass for $20. This year’s lineup includes:
High Tide Society | August 20
BetaMaxx | September 12
Star Walk XVIII
Enjoy a night under the stars and learn basic astronomy concepts at a beginner’s level. Locate and understand featured celestial/astronomical events. Locate and identify common Constellations and Asterisms.
What is the Autumn Equinox; Where are the Planets and the Moon; Summer and Northern Constellations; Perseid Meteor Shower.
LED flashlight with red filter or red lens cover, Binoculars, Warm clothes, Blanket and/or ground cloth.
Sunday, August 21, 7:45–9:15 p.m. | Free
Mahnita Boyden-Wofford Amphitheater Double Peak Park | 910 Double Peak Drive
San Marcos Aquatics Open Recreation Swim
Open Recreation Swim is where individuals or families can come to the pool and swim. Please visit www.san-marcos.net/watersafety for a list of pool rules.
Swimming lessons save lives! Lesson schedules are subject to change. Please click the registration button below for the most up to date listing of classes.
Memberships are available for purchase or drop-in for an intense workout or easy fitness. Pool is heated and outdoors. Please bring your own equipment.
MahrKay will guide you through a warm-up and progressive core workouts with & without supplied equipment, finishing with a cool down time. The class is all about encouragement and motivation blended with body toning, balance and strength-building for healthy life goals.
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 $5,000 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 21 designated reservable park picnic shelters at 12 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