Youth Programs

Tales on the Trails - March
Schulle Map for March Tales

Tales on the Trails 

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, San Marcos Public Library, and Community Action, Inc. are partnering to bring you Tales on the Trails. Each month will feature a different story that you can follow along with as you explore our beautiful parks and natural areas. Our March 2021 Tales on the Trails will be set up along Virginia Witte Way Trail at Schulle Canyon Natural Area beginning March 2 and will feature Mr. Hare's Big Secret by Hannah Dale. You and your family are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour along the 1/2 mile trail, located at 100 Ridgewood. Don't forget to take a photo during your visit and submit to Catherine Marler by April 1st to be entered into a drawing for a prize!

Please show respect when enjoying our programs and beautiful natural areas by not removing or destroying items along the trail system. Thanks for helping make this program successful for our whole community! 


Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt

Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt

We're celebrating spring with a Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt! Beginning on Friday, March 12 we will have 10 signs with images of golden eggs displayed between City Park and Children's Park. Starting at Children's Park, you will look for the first "golden egg". Each sign will include a QR code that you can scan with your phone to be directed to the participation form and next clue. Complete the form and then use the clue to locate the next egg! You will make your way towards Children's Park where the final two clues will be located. Those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt by locating at least eight of the "eggs" and filling out the Google form will be entered into a random drawing for a spring-themed treat bag. These treat bags will be available for pick up from the bunny himself via a drive-thru at the Activity Center on Thursday, April 1 from 3:30-6:30 PM. The bunny will also be available for treat bag winners to take a distanced photo with! Participants will be asked to remain in their vehicles and the bunny will pose nearby for a photo. 

The first clue will be shared here, as well as on the Community Services Facebook page, on March 12. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Marler
Spring Kit 2021 Flyer

Spring Kits

The Youth Services Division is will be offering spring themed at-home kits for purchase this March! Each activity kit is designed for two people and includes a variety of themed items, such as: recipe cards, crafts, pre-packaged snacks, outdoor activities, and a few more surprises! There is a limited quantity available and each kit costs $5.00. Kits will be available for pre-order online here from March 26th-April 12th with pick up on Tuesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 22nd. Pick up will be held at the Parks and Recreation office (401 E Hopkins) via a limited contact pick up between 9 AM-6 PM on both days. Upon arrival, please call staff at 512-738-3285. Staff will ask for your identification and then bring the kit(s) to your vehicle. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing at pick up. If you have questions, email Catherine Marler.