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San Marcos Parks & Rec

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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec


Sat. 05 • San Marcos Hike

Wed. 09 • Pop-Up Rec

Fri. 11 • Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Wed. 16 • Family Night Pick-Up

Wed. 23 • Thanksgiving

…and more!

San Marcos Hike

Join us for the Leo Carrillo Ranch & Simmons Park hike. A Moderate to Strenuous 5-mile hike to Simmons Family Park will give hikers the opportunity to explore the trails of the Rancho Dorado/Rancho Carrillo area and make a brief visit to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Dogs are not allowed at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park!

Saturday, November 5 • Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 9 a.m. • FREE

Carrillo Elementary School (parking lot near trailhead), 2875 Poinsettia Ln. Carlsbad 92009.

Pop-Up Rec

Wood Slice Turkey Gobble, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is almost here, so bring your excitement and make a turkey out of wood.
You bring the creativity, and we’ll bring all the supplies you need! While supplies last.
Wednesday, November 9 • 3 p.m. • FREE San Elijo Lower Park • 1105 Elfin Forest Road

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Join us in honoring our veterans and their ongoing commitment to serve our community. Military and active duty personnel are encouraged, but not required, to attend in uniform. Please bring lawn chairs and carpool, if possible. For more information, visit


Friday, November 11 • 2 p.m. • FREE – Helen Bougher Memorial Park • 1243 Borden Road

Family Night Pick-up

Pumpkin Pies Make your own pumpkin pie at home. All baking supplies are included in kits. Parent supervision required.
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, November 16 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • $5Community Center • 3 Civic Center Drive

Thanksgiving Lunch

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Visit the Senior Center Lunch Desk or call (760) 744-5535 x3607 to make your reservation.

Wednesday, November 23 • 11 a.m.

Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Avenue

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/aquatics for a list of pool rules.

Swim Lessons

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.

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.

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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