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Calendar >  San Marcos Parks & Rec

San Marcos Parks & Rec

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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec


Thur. 03 • SDBB Blood Drive

Sat. 05 • San Marcos Hike

Wed. 09 • Pop-Up Rec

Sat. 12 • Parking Lot Sale

Sun. 13 • Star Walk

Wed. 16 • Family Night Craft Pick-Up

Fri. 18 • Free Movie in the Park

Fri. 18 • National Senior Citizens Day Luau

Sat. 26 • Summer Concert

…and more!

San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive

You can save up to three lives with each blood donation. Your generous gift is used for local patients in need: for emergencies, for severe anemia, for cancer treatments and more. Thank you for being a lifesaver!

Register to donate here

Thursday, August 3 • 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Curved Parking Lot behind Pizza Nova and LA Fitness • Corner of E. San Marcos Blvd. & Rancheros Drive

San Marcos Hike

Join us for the Rose Ranch & Richland Area hike. A blend of wide sidewalks, maintained trails and signature parks await you on this 5.3-mile hike through some of the oldest neighborhoods in San Marcos. You will also pass by significant San Marcos historical structures. There is minimal elevation gain. This hike is rated easy-to-moderate.

Saturday, August 5 • Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 8 a.m. • Free

Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Court, San Marcos 92069 (meet near the dog park)

Pop-Up Rec

Chalk Mural

Come to Woodland Park for this month’s Pop-Up Rec! We are going to create chalk murals on paper. This park is also home to one of two City pools.

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

Wednesday, August 9 • 3 p.m. • Free Woodland Park • 671 Woodland Parkway

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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! Follow us on Facebook

Parking Lot Sale

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Reserve your spot at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center. $15 non–refundable vendor fee. Free to attend.

Saturday, August 12 • 7 a.m.–12 p.m. Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Drive

Star Walk XXIV

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.

Perseid Meteor Showers; New Moon/Crescent Moon; Mercury and Mars; Where are the others? Summer and Circumpolar Asterisms/Constellations: Swan, Eagle, Bears, Milky Way, Teapot, and Scorpion.

Recommended Equipment:

LED flashlight with red filter or red lens cover, Binoculars, Warm clothes, Blanket and/or ground cloth.

Sunday, August 13 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Free

Mahnita Boyden-Wofford Amphitheater

Double Peak Park • 910 Double Peak Drive

Family Night Craft Pick-up

Glowing Bottle Firefly

Children will create a glowing firefly friend with a bottle, pipe cleaners, google eyes, tulle fabric and glowing lights.

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, August 16 • $5 Community Center • 3 Civic Center Drive

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.

The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG)

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Friday, August 18 • Free Pre-Show activities start at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk. Hollandia Park • 12 Mission Hills Court

National Senior Citizens Day Luau

Wear hula skirts, Hawaiian shirts and escape to the islands in celebration of all seniors! Visit the Senior Center Lunch Desk or call (760) 744-5535 x3607 to make your reservation.

Monday, August 21 • 11:30 a.m. Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Avenue

San Marcos Aquatics
Open Recreation Swim Open Recreation Swim is for individuals or families to enjoy the pool and swim. Please visitwww.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

Swim Team City of San Marcos will be hosting a new, co-ed, 7 to 18 year old, recreational swim teams. The swim teams will be split based on age and focuses on endurance and technique while making friends and having fun! In order to be a part of the City of San Marcos Swim Team a minimum requirement is 25-meter free-style and 25-meter backstroke (not timed) must be completed in a try-out. Visit the pool during open hours and the head guard can provide a try-out.
Location: Las Posas Park Pool

Days: Monday-Thursday|8 classes

Time: 7-11 years | 5-5:30 p.m.12-18 years | 6-6:60 p.m.

Fees: $50 | 8 classes

Aqua AerobicsNow hosted in-house by our certified Water Safety Instructors. Come and enjoy a guided warm-up, motivational cardio workout exercises followed by a cool down and stretch. This is a gentle class geared towards facilitating a healthy, active lifestyle. Beginners welcome, equipment provided.

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

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



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