Active Older Adult Programs

Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board, a seven-member board appointed by the City Council, is accepting nominations for the “San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award". This award is established to recognize and honor a senior citizen whose volunteer efforts have made San Marcos a better place in which to live. The award is given every two years with the next recipient being announced on August 21, 2021. Click on this link  to view and download the San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award nomination form.

COVID-19 Info

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is looking forward to resuming in-person Active Older Adult activities. To prepare for reopening, we need your input on what would help you feel comfortable returning and what types of activities you would like to participate in when we do resume our programs. Your opinion is very important to us. Please take a few minutes to answer our survey questions by clicking this link to complete our online survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Currently, the Activity Center is open at 25% capacity, the same level it was when it closed in December. All regularly scheduled, in-door Active Older Adult Programs continue to be SUSPENDED until further notice, except for Adult Pickleball Open Play.  Please click on the Adult Pickleball Open Play Link to see the changes that have been made to that program. 

With the Active Older Adult in-door programs put on hold, we have scheduled some Special Events that we will be conducting out-doors, at the Activity Center parking lot. To view these events like Sweet Treats for Seniors - Mother's Day Giveaway and Parking Lot Bingo, please click here to visit our new Special Events Page.  

All participants in any San Marcos Parks and Recreation Program must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to check a box that Constitutes Acceptance of said Release and Waiver. Please click here to view the Release and Waiver of Liability..

While we are waiting for the rest of our Active Older Adult programs to resume, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is still your go to place for recreation, leisure, education, health, and wellness resources through COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring that our community members have the resources to maintain healthy and meaningful lives while our programs are temporarily suspended. Please visit our Active Older Adult Virtual Recreation Page  and our Virtual Recreation Center for numerous activities, classes, tours and adventures for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.


The primary objective of the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Active Older Adult Program is to enhance the quality of life of active, older adults in San Marcos and the surrounding area. Our goal is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle by providing quality informational, educational, physical and social enrichment opportunities.

Program Registration

A big part of moving forward means doing things digitally/online such as registering for classes, purchasing Activity Center memberships, and viewing the Activity Guide and Out & About (Senior Newsletter). We need accurate contact information to be able to communicate with you.

If you have registered for a class/program or rented a facility AND you provided us with an email, you already have an account. You need to log in and reset your password here.

If you have an account setup for online registration and know your password, please log in and make sure your contact information (cell phone and email) is correct.

If you do not have an account, please log in and create one here.

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact us at 512-393-8280 or by emailing Parks and Recreation.


The Out and About:  Active Older Adult Newsletter will no longer be mailed. It will be available online, by clicking here, and via email.  If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, contact Nick Riali.