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Calendar >  What’s Happening In San Marcos Parks & Rec

What’s Happening In San Marcos Parks & Rec

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Sat. 01 • San Marcos Hike

Sat. 01 • April Pools Day

Wed. 05 • Spring Celebration & Volunteer Appreciation

Sat. 08 • Spring Egg Scramble

Wed. 12 • Pop-Up Rec

Wed. 19 • Family Night Craft Pickup

Sat. 22 • Parking Lot Sale

…and more!

San Marcos Hike

Join us for the Las Posas Park to “P” Mountain hike. This challenging hike will depart from Las Posas Park and then go to the top of “P” Mountain. We will return via the Santa Fe Hills, Trail and then south to Las Posas Park for a total of approximately 5 miles and 840-foot elevation gain. Hike rating is Strenuous.

Saturday, April 1 • Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 9 a.m. • FREE

Cerro de Las Posas Park, 1387 West Borden Road, San Marcos.

April Pools Day

Come join the San Marcos Aquatic Team for April Pool’s Day! The whole family is invited to join in the activities:

  • • The San Marcos Fire Department will bring a fire engine and be providing CPR demonstrations.
  • • Water Safety Activity Stations: learn how to be safer in and around the water.
  • • Coloring Booth.
  • • Swim Lesson Level Evaluation. (summer lesson enrollment opens April 12 at 9 a.m.).
  • • Kona Ice will be providing treats from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • • Free Open Recreational Swim during the event including the diving board and water slide!
  • • San Marcos Library will have an information booth including summer city programming.

Saturday, April 1 • 12-4 p.m. Woodland Park Pool • 671 Woodland Parkway

Spring Celebration & Volunteer Appreciation

Celebrate all the beauty of spring and our SAC volunteers with a delicious lunch and refreshing dessert. Visit the Senior Center Lunch Desk or call (760) 744-5535 x3607 to make your reservation.

Wednesday, April 5 • 11 a.m. Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Avenue

Spring Egg Scramble

Children are invited to this community “scramble” where 20,000 prize-filled eggs will be scattered throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to come early for a free children’s carnival with games, jumpees and activities.

Bring your own basket!

10:15 a.m. 0 to 2 years (Parents allowed)

10:25 a.m. 3 to 4 years

10:35 a.m. 5 to 6 years

10:45 a.m. 7 to 8 years

10:55 a.m. 9 to 12

11:05 a.m. Accessible Timeslot (Caregivers Encouraged)

Take your own photo with the bunny • 10:15-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8 • 8-11:30 a.m. • FREE

Walnut Grove Park • 1950 Sycamore Drive

Compete in the Parks & Rec Esports League Compete in games like Madden, Mario Kart 8, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. to win fun prizes! Follow the link below to find out how to register for a league.

Summer league registration begins Monday, April 24 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

Sun-Catcher – Bring your closed-toed shoes to explore the nature trail at Jack’s Pond and create a sun-catcher to catch some rays of Spring time sunshine.

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

Wednesday, April 12 • 3 p.m. • FREE Jack’s Pond • 986 La Moree Road

Family Night Craft Pick-up

Flower Pen Craft a flower pen and plant it in a miniature pot.

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, April 19 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • $5 Community Center • 3 Civic Center Drive

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, April 22 • 7 a.m.–12 p.m.

Senior Activity Center • 111 Richmar Drive

San Marcos Aquatics

Open Recreation Swim

Open Recreation Swim is for individuals or families to enjoy the pool and swim. Please visit www.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

Prices will be increasing for lessons and Splash Pass Memberships when the Summer Rec Guide is published, enroll now for the current rate.

San Marcos Aquatic Events

April Pools Day Saturday ,April 1 • 12-4 p.m. • Free Woodland Park Pool • 671 Woodland Parkway

Water Safety Day Saturday, May 20 • 12-4 p.m. • Free Woodland Park Pool • 671 Woodland Parkway

Activities at the events:

  • • Sponsored Local Food
  • • San Marcos Fire Department: CPR demo
  • • Complimentary Swim Lesson Level Evaluations
  • • Coloring Booth
  • • Water Safety Activity Stations
  • • Free Open Rec Swim

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, www.san-marcos.net/recpolicies

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


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