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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City’s “Month of Service” Kicks-Off with Honor a Veteran

San Marcos Veterans Month of Service November 2020

The City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations, will be hosting a month of service opportunities starting with “Honor a Veteran”.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Children’s Playscape Closing Thursdays for Cleaning

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The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department announced that Children’s Park Playscape will be closed every Thursday until further notice for deep cleaning and disinfecting beginning Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The park wi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Virtual Holiday Shoebox Parade Call for Entries

shoebox parade logo on blue and white background

The City of San Marcos will be hosting the inaugural SMTX Hometown Holiday Shoebox Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, online at 2 p.m.

The parade is dedicated to promoting community engagement, holiday spirit, and shopping local in the great city of San Ma...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 14, 2020

San Marcos Electric Offers Rebates for Planting Trees

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In celebration of Texas Arbor Day on Friday, Nov. 6, the City of San Marcos Electric Utility is implementing the Shade Tree Rebate Program to encourage residents to plant shade trees around their homes. The program is open to existing single-family reside...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Cemetery Official Location for Wreaths Across America Day

Save the Date Wreaths Across America December 19, 2020 text on background of military cemetery

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the San Marcos City Cemetery will join over 2,100 official locations across the country to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 5, 2020

City of San Marcos to host “Month of Service” in lieu of Veterans Day Parade

San Marcos Veterans Month of Service November 2020

The City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations, will be hosting a month of service opportunities for the community to honor all who have served. These opportunities will rep...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2020

City to Reopen Parks, River Access & Facilities on Sept. 16

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The City of San Marcos will reopen all public facilities, riverfront parks, neighborhood park playgrounds, athletic complexes, tennis and basketball courts on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. Children’s Park Playscape will reopen on Friday, Sept. 1...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Resident Engagement Improves with SMTX Connect Redesign

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SMTX Connect, the official City of San Marcos civic engagement tool, is being upgraded today to a new platform that will allow residents a simpler and better experience when reporting non-emergency issues, requesting services, and commenting to the City.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2020

ADA Ramps to go in at Rio Vista Park & City Park

ADA Accessible ramp @ Rio Vista Park

As the TxDOT ADA pathway project continues construction along the riverfront parks from I-35 to Sewell Park, the City of San Marcos is also installing several ADA accessible ramps into the San Marcos River. Currently, there is a ramp going in at Rio Vista...

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Parks & Recreation