San Marcos Activity Center to celebrate 20 years


The San Marcos Activity Center has provided a place to play, get fit and stay healthy for 20 years and is inviting the public to celebrate the milestone on July 12. 

The Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a reception from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free all day, including Total Wellness Classes and Pickleball. 

Schedule of events

• 9 a.m. - H2O+ (Water Aerobics) and Step ‘n BEATZ (Step Aerobics combine with a drum-based cardio & strentgh)

• 9-11 a.m. – Pickleball

• 4-6 p.m. – Reception with Zumba®, Group Personal Training, R.I.P.P.E.D.®, Active Older Adult FitMix, and Yoga demos

• 5:30 p.m. - Step ‘n Strength (Step Aerobics and full-body strength training) and AquaMix (Water Aerobics with a twist, a “fresh take on the classic”)

• 6:30 p.m. - Yoga (classic yoga suitable for all abilities and experience levels)


History of the Activity Center

 San Marcos voters passed a $5.3 million bond election on May 7, 1994.

Three years later, the San Marcos Activity Center was opened to the public.  It has served its purpose well, providing a place for many community gatherings, public meetings, youth sports programs, senior citizen programs, fitness programs, weddings, and as an emergency shelter during disasters.  

Total Wellness has been a partner since 2010. Hill Country Karate has been providing karate lessons and the Walker’s Gallery has been a mainstay at the Activity Center since it first opened.


Park and Recreation Month

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly. 

The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the residents and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. 

The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. 

For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

     • Submitted by COSM


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