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Children's Park

Features

  1. Benches
  2. Picnic Areas
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. Restrooms
  6. Water
  7. Water Fountain

The playscape is an accessible and inclusive space for children to play and exercise. It features a poured rubber safety surface, wide ramps throughout, a roller slide, 4 seat We-saw, Expression Swing, Liberty Swing, Omni Spinner, Team Swing, and a therapeutic seat on the Zip Krooze. 

The Liberty Swing is made in Sydney, Australia and allows children in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy swinging in a park. It is the only swing of its kind that is fully lockable and allows a maximum swing height. 

The Liberty Swing is locked to ensure swing security and bystander safety when not in use. The key is used for the safety belt compartment AND to release the ramp on the Liberty Swing. Directions for how to operate the swing are located on the fence as well as on the swing itself. Keys can be checked out during business hours from the following location:

  • Activity Center (501 E Hopkins): Keys are available to check out Monday-Saturday during business hours. For more information, call 512-393-8280.

Size

  • 7 acres 

Reservations

To rent the picnic tables located in Children's Park visit the ACTIVE net website. 

Rules & Guidelines

All park rules must be followed.

If you are interested in hosting a special event at this park, please visit our Open Public Events page. 

History

The Children’s Park playscape was originally constructed in November of 1992 and has served thousands of Central Texas children over the last 25 years. In 2013, due to the deteriorating condition, the playscape was added to the City of San Marcos ten-year Capital Improvements Plan and scheduled for renovation. Construction started in February of 2017 and was completed in 2018. The newly improved playscape is inclusive and safe for children of all abilities. The playscape can accommodate children ages 2 to 12. The family of Billy G. Moore, former Mayor of San Marcos and champion of the original playscape, has sponsored the swing area in the Lil’ Lost Lagoon. A plaque memorializes their generous patronage.

Art in Park

Blooming Brightly Mermaid

Blooming Brightly by Lauren Hofmann

Enchanted Waters

Enchanted Waters by Mabel Sirup

Children's Park Mural

Children's Park Mural by Rene Perez

Life Lessons

Life Lessons by George Lundeen

To view a map of local art, check out the Visit San Marcos website.