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San Marcos Parks & Rec

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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec


Sat. 03 • San Marcos Hike & Annual Trails Day

Wed. 14 • Summer Craft Sale

Wed. 14 • Family Night Craft Pick-Up

Fri. 16 • Father’s Day Lunch

Fri. 16 • Free Movie in the Park

Wed. 21 • Pop-Up Rec

Sat. 24 • Summer Concert

…and more!

San Marcos Hike & Annual Trails Day

7-MILE HIKE -Join us for a challenging 7-mile hike with more than 1,000 feet of elevation gain to Double Peak Park via the Cima Loop Trail and La Plaza Drive.

1-MILE HIKE -A 1-mile interpretive walk will feature the flora and fauna of the Discovery Creek Trails. We will have a handful of vendors, and festivities at Lakeview Park!

SDMBA KIDS BIKE COURSE -A San Diego Mountain Bike Association youth bike pump track will be available between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meeting location: Lakeview Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos.

6-MILE EQUESTRIAN TROT -A 6-mile equestrian trot will also be offered starting from the Ridgeline Trailhead.

Meeting location: Ridgeline Trailhead Parking Lot (across from Double Peak School), 102 San Elijo Rd., San Marcos.

Saturday, June 3 • Free -Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. with festivities beginning at 9 a.m.

Summer Craft Sale

Vendors will sell handmade crafts and gifts.

$10 non–refundable vendor fee for one 6-foot table. You can purchase a table at the Senior Activity Center Front Desk or online at the link below.

Reserve your table online

Wednesday, June 14 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 non-refundable vendor fee Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Avenue

Family Night Craft Pick-up

Rock Photo Holder

Turn an ordinary rock into a unique photo holder. Kits include rocks, paint, wire and beads. Use it to show off your favorite memory or give as a gift for Father’s Day!

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.

Wednesday, June 14 • $5 Community Center • 3 Civic Center Drive

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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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Father’s Day Lunch

Celebrate Fathers and enjoy the music of Ancora! Visit the Senior Center Lunch Desk or call (760) 744-5535 x3607 to make your reservation.

Friday, June 16 • 11 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.

DC League of Superpets (PG)

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.

Friday, June 16 • Free -Pre-Show activities start at 6:30 p.m.

Movies start at dusk. Woodland Park • 671 Woodland Parkway

Pop-Up Rec

3D Bug

Let’s kick off summer with a 3D bug for fun.

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

Wednesday, June 21 • 3 p.m. • Free Bradley Park • 1587 Linda Vista Drive

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 Aquatic Events

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

The Worlds Largest Swim Lesson is a nationally coordinated event where kids are taught about water safety on the same day around the country.

Thursday, June 22 • 12 p.m. • Free

Located at both pools:

Las Posas Pool • 1387 W. Borden Road – • Woodland Park Pool • 671 Woodland Parkway

Activities at the events:

  • Sponsored Local Food
  • San Marcos Fire Department: CPR demo
  • Complimentary Swim Lesson Level Evaluations
  • Coloring Booth
  • Water Safety Activity Stations
  • Free Open Rec Swim

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 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


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