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    Native Plant Sale now Online

    The Discovery Center's Native Plant Sale is now online! Read on...
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    City River Parks Reopen Friday, Caution Still Advised

    Starting this Friday, May 22, the City of San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks to active recreation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Park visitors are advised and expected to use caution and exercise responsibility to help prevent the ... Read on...
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    Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Virtual

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos and local stakeholders have decided to commemorate Memorial Day virtually by creating a short video ceremony to share with the public starting on Monday, May 25... Read on...
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    Community Invited to Personalize Children’s Park Fence Pickets

    In honor of the second anniversary of the reopening of the remodeled, inclusive Children’s Park Playscape, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is inviting community members to purchase personalized fence pickets... Read on...
  5. COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPHIC CITY PARKS

    Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed, Issues New Advisory

    Mayor Jane Hughson has ordered parks to remain closed until further notice effective as of 11 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, April 21 and has issued a new public health advisory strongly recommending San Marcos residents to follow CDC ... Read on...
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    Phase 1 to Reopen Texas Businesses Starts May 1

    On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott released a new Executive Order (GA 18) outlining plans for the first phase of cautiously reopening Texas businesses while prioritizing COVID-19 safety restrictions... Read on...
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    Travel Group Trips Canceled

    The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Travel Group trips for the Spring and Summer have been canceled. Read on...
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    Senior Wellness Checks to begin

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is offering wellness checks to anyone 60+ who would like to be called during the stay-at-home order issued by Hays County. If you or someone you know would like a social wellness check, call ... Read on...
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    County Issues Order to Stay at Home, Work Safe with Curfew

    To help stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hays County residents will be under a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order effective March 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020... Read on...
  10. COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPHIC RIVER PARKS

    City Closing River Parks Today Due to COVID-19

    In an effort to protect public health and to discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing all river front parks effective today, March 24, at 11 p.m... Read on...
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    All City Parks, Trails, Natural Areas to Close Easter Weekend

    To continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, the City of San Marcos will close ALL parks, playscapes, natural areas, open spaces, and trails from 11 p.m., Friday, April 10, until ... Read on...
  12. COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPIC

    City to Close Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms due to COVID-19

    In an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park.... Read on...
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    City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

    In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Fri., ... Read on...
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    City Clarifies Order Restrictions on Restaurants & Bars

    Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 10 persons or more anywhere within the city limits until April 1, 2020, the City is clarifying how ... Read on...
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    Mayor’s Order Now Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 Persons

    San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson signed a new Order prohibiting public or private community gatherings of 10 persons. The new Order limits occupancy in common dining areas at food establishments, and affects bar operations, until April 1, 2020. Read on...
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    Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

    Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors ... Read on...
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    San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

    Residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new bike & pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park... Read on...