Park Rangers/City Marshal

Rangers protect the parks and surrounding areas to ensure the safety of park patrons and wildlife habitats. They educate and inform park visitors of the resources available to them and provide a positive experience for park patrons.


The City of San Marcos currently has 2 full time and 18 part time Rangers.

  • 11 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • 8 Law Enforcement Officers

In addition to the Ranger staff, we utilize specially trained Police Officers and City Marshals to supplement our staffing on seasonal weekends, holidays and at some special events.

Conduct Report

If we are to be successful in maintaining our cooperative and productive relationship with the public, it is important that we know when we are doing a good job and as well as bad. If you have information that you believe is important for us to know, please provide a detailed description of the incident or circumstances that you wish to report on the Conduct Report Form (PDF). We appreciate your participation and will use the information you provide to improve our service to the public. You may be interviewed by the person receiving this report. Completed reports must be notarized and turned in to City Hall, the Parks and Recreation Office, or the Park Ranger Station at Rio Vista Park.

Location Markers

Many parks and trails have a unique marking system. Parks and trails have a letter designation such as RV for Rio Vista Park and a number system to indicate your location. If you need assistance look for a sign or pole marker such as RV22 and report that location to dispatch.