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Calendar >  San Marcos Parks & Recreation News

San Marcos Parks & Recreation News

By   /  January 27, 2022  /  No Comments

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What’s Happening in Parks & Rec

  • February 1 | Chinese New Year @SAC
  • February 5 | San Marcos Hike
  • February 9 | Family Night Pick-up
  • February 16 | Pop-Up Rec
  • February 25 | Fun Friday Nights
  • February 25 | Mardi Gras @SAC…and more!

Chinese New Year @SAC
Come celebrate the year of the Tiger, Chinese culture and cuisine with us!
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.
Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue Tuesday, February 1 | 11:30 a.m. Lunch

San Marcos Hike
Join us for the Mule Hill Historical Trail hike. This easy 6.4-mile hike will start from the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and continue to the Mule Hill Historical Trail towards Raptor Ridge. There is little to no elevation gain.

Meeting Location: SDRP Parking Lot, 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido 92025 (south of Via Rancho Parkway past The Hodges Golf Learning Center)

Saturday, February 5 | Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 9 a.m.

Adventure Day Camps

Registration for Spring Adventure Day Camp will open on February 7 at 9:00am for San Marcos residents and 10:00am for Non Residents.

Spring Adventure Day camp will take place at Jacks Pond from March 28 – April 1 and will cost $150.
Register your child 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 Valentine’s Day Bookmark 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, February 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Register your child here.

Join the Parks & Rec Esports League

Our new season is starting soon! We will be hosting Halo Infinite, APEX Legends, Mario Kart 8 leagues, and more! Follow the link below to find out how to register for a league.

Register for an esports league.

Sign up for the esports newsletter so you don’t miss out on important registration and league start dates.

Sign up for the esports newsletter.

Pop-Up Rec – Heart Sun-Catcher
Let’s watch the light dance and sparkle through a beautiful paper heart. Come have fun with us as we create fun heart shaped sun-catchers.

Please wear clothes that could possibly get messy.

You bring the creativity, and we’ll bring all the supplies you need!
Wednesday, February 16 | 3 p.m. | Free Discovery Lake | 650 Foxhall Dr.

Fun Friday Nites

Children will enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza and movies. This program is supervised by trained recreation leaders. $20 per child, 10% sibling discount.

Friday, February 25 | 6-10 p.m.

Community Center | 3 Civic Center Dr. San Marcos
Register Here

Celebrate Mardi Gras @SAC
Let the good times roll with the annual chair parade, Zydeco music, beads galore, dancing and more!

Senior Activity Center | 111 Richmar Avenue

Friday, February 25 | 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.

Learn to swim or be a Lifeguard

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 CoursesTeach 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 Swim, or walk laps for an intense workout or easy fitness. Pool is heated and outdoors. Please bring your own equipment.

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 visitwww.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.  

roups 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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