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San Marcos Parks & Rec

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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec

June

Sat. 04 | Trails Day/San Marcos Hike

Wed. 08 | Craft Fair @SAC

Wed. 15 | Family Night Pick-Up

Fri. 17 | Father’s Day Luncheon @SAC

Fri. 24 | Free Movies in The Park

Wed. 29 | Pop-Up Rec

…and more!

Annual San Marcos Trails Day

Our annual trails day event returns this year! A challenging, 7-mile hike with more than 1,000 feet of elevation gain will be offered to Double Peak Park via the Cima Loop Trail and La Plaza Drive. A 1-mile interpretive walk will feature the flora and fauna of the Discovery Creek Trails. And a 3 and 6-mile equestrian trot will also be offered starting from the Ridgeline Trailhead. Vendors, SDMBA bike course and event sign-in all begin at 8am! 7-mile hike, flora and fauna walk and equestrian trot will all begin shortly after 9am!

Saturday, June 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meeting location and event festivities:

Lakeview Park | 650 Foxhall Drive

Meeting location (equestrian trot only): 102 San Elijo Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Craft Fair @SAC

Vendors will be selling handmade crafts & gifts. $10 non-refundable Crafter fee. One table per crafter. Deadline to register is June 5. Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos. Wednesday, June 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Register for your table here.

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 Father’s Day Candy Tie 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, June 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register your child here.

Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool

RAA Summer Session registration will open Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00am for San Marcos residents and 10:00am for non-residents. RAA Summer Session will be offered at the San Marcos Community Center and San Elijo Community Center from June 27 through August 19. Session are offered M/W/F for $410 or T/Th for $287, you can only register for one option. Click here for more information.

Father’s Day Luncheon @SAC

Let’s celebrate Dad in the Discovery Cafe with a summertime picnic. Hamburgers and ice cream floats for everyone! $5 ages 59 and younger, $4 suggested contribution for ages 60+. Please call (760) 744-5535 x3607 by 2 p.m. at least one business day in advance to reserve your meal. Pre-registration is required. Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue Friday, June 17 | 11:30 a.m.

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:

Kings of Queen | July 23

High Tide Society | August 20

BetaMaxx | September 12

Purchase your tickets here.

Free Movies In The Park

Join us for a fun-filled, family-oriented, summer night! There will be a variety of food truck options available. Popcorn is provided. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting.

Honey I Shrunk The Kids (PG) -Woodland Park, 671 Woodland Parkway Friday, June 24 | Free Pre-Show activities start at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Pop-Up Rec

Bubbles, Bubbles, More Bubbles

Kick off summer with a bubble party! You can create big, little, and colorful bubbles during this fun activity.

You bring the creativity, and we’ll bring all the supplies you need! While supplies last. Wednesday, June 29 | 3 p.m. | Free Hollandia Park | 12 Mission Hills Court, San Marcos.

Summer Passport

Keep an eye out for our new Summer Passport activity coming this July in honor of Parks and Recreation month. Children will get a chance to explore fun places around San Marcos to get their passport stamped to win a prize!

Red, White and BOOM!

San Marcos hosts one of the most spirited 4th of July Celebrations in North County. This year’s festivities will include carnival games, jumpers and food sales on-site. Guests should plan to bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

The fireworks display is funded entirely by donations from the businesses and citizens of San Marcos. Last year’s donations are being rolled over to help fund this year’s show. An additional $12,000 is needed to fund the show. To make a donation, visit the link below.

Click here to donate.

Monday, July 46 p.m. Entertainment | 9 p.m. Fireworks Bradley Park | 1587 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos

San Marcos Aquatics

Lifeguard Training Courses

This course is a blended learning course where a portion is to be completed online, prior to the first in-person day of class.

Water Safety Instructor Courses

Teach swim and water safety lessons! This course is a blended learning course where a portion is to be completed online, prior to the first in-person day of class.

Swim Lessons

Swimming lessons save lives! Lesson schedules are subject to change. Please check the link below for the most up to date listing of classes.

Lap Swim

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.

Aqua Aerobics

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.

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. WLSL serves as a platform to help communities build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the number one cause of death for U.S. children ages 1-4, and second leading cause for children 5-14.

Thursday, June 23

Las Posas Pool | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Woodland Park Pool | 12-2 p.m.

Start Planning Your Summer Job Today!

San Marcos Parks & Recreation is looking to fill several seasonal and year round positions. To discover where your talents can take you next, visit www.san-marcos.net/jobs.

Open Positions Include:

• Recreation Leaders – ages 18+

• Lifeguards – ages 15.5+

• Cashiers – ages 16+

• Swim Instructors – ages 16+

• Head Lifeguards – ages 18+

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!

Scholarships Available Now!

The Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation have donated $5,000 this year 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 www.san-marcos.net/recpolicies.

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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