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Children's Park


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

All Inclusive Playscape

The Children's Park 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. 

Park Size

  • 6 acres 


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. 


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.


Additional parking is available at City Park, Veramendi Plaza Park, along CM Allen Street, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park. The Shared Use Path (River Bike and Pedestrian Trail) can be used to safely walk to Children's Park.

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.