What’s Happening in Parks & Rec
January 8 | San Marcos Hike
January 12 | Family Night Pick-up
January 16 | Star Walk
January 19 | Pop-Up Rec
January 19 | Ringin’ in the New Year @SAC
January 20 | Red Cross Blood Drive
Registration For Winter/Spring Enrichment Classes Now Open
Check out new classes like Parent Tot Academy, Cooking Workshops, and Sing 2 the Musical Theater Production! For a list of classes and workshops click the button below.
San Marcos Hike
Join us for the Santa Fe Valley Trail hike. This moderate 4.5-mile hike will explore the Santa Fe Valley Trail, itself a segment of the classic Coast to Crest Trail, as it winds southwest through The Crosby Open Space Preserve. Hikers will be treated to peek-a-boo views of the San Dieguito River. There will be some steep switchbacks with a total elevation gain of 535’.
Meeting Location: SDRP Parking Lot. From Del Dios Highway west of I-15, turn south at The Paradise Produce Market (formerly “The Lemon Twist Stand”) 8175 Del Dios Hyway, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Proceed to park at the Trailhead.
Saturday, January. 8 | Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 9 a.m.
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 Snowy Owl 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, January 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Register your child here.
Star Walk XV
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.
Beginner Astronomy facts, concepts, and techniques; Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturun,and a Waxing Gibbous Moon. Quadrantids Meteor Shower.
LED flashlight with red filter or red lens cover, Binoculars, Warm clothes, Blanket and/or ground cloth.
Sunday, January 16, 5:30–7 p.m. | Free
Mahnita Boyden-Wofford Amphitheater
Double Peak Park, 910 Double Peak Drive, 92078
Join the Parks & Rec Esports League
Everyone is welcome to join and compete in our all ages recreational esports leagues. Players will compete in the comfort of their home against others locals in the community. To find out more information and register for a league, click on the link below.
Sign up for the esports newsletter so you don’t miss out on important registration and league start dates.
Pop-Up Rec – Winter Jars
Capture the magic of Winter by creating a Winter jar. We’ll be painting jars, adding snowflakes, glitter, and other festive decorations. Please wear clothes that could possibly get messy.
You bring the creativity, and we’ll bring all the supplies you need!
Wednesday, December 14 | 3 p.m. | Free
Mulberry Park | 751 Mulberry Dr.
Ringin’ in the New Year at SAC
New Year, new beginnings, new adventures. Come mingle with friends old and new and together let’s kick off a fabulous 2022!Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue
Wednesday, January 19 | 10:30 a.m. Entertainment | 11:30 a.m. Lunch
Lunch reservations must be made by 3 p.m. at least one day prior to the event. Sign up by calling, (760) 744-5535 ext. 3607 or visit the Lunch Desk. 60+ years: $4 suggested contribution | 59 years & younger: $5 cost. Pre-registration is required for first time attendees.
Get ready for your summer job with these convenient classes.
Lifeguard Prep Class Learn and practice some of the more challenging skills needed to successfully pass the Lifeguard Training Course.
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. Must register at least one week prior to first, in person class date.
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. Must register at least one week prior to first, in-person class date.
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 22 designated reservable park picnic shelters at 13 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