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A Note from William Ford Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department’s Spring/Summer Activity Guide. The Parks and Recreation staff proudly serves the residents and visitors of the City of San Marcos. We offer accessible and inviting programs, clean facilities and parks for the citizens of San Marcos. This edition of our guide will provide you many opportunities to participate in awesome fitness programs, nature programs, enrichment programs, sports leagues, special events and aquatic programs for youth, adult and senior citizens. If you are an indoor person, we offer a variety of programs at our 68,000 sq. ft. Activity Center that includes: two full size gyms, fitness rooms, lap swimming pool, fitness/weight equipment, walking track and three racquetball courts. Our park system offers over 2,000 acres of park land with 11 miles of hike/bike and nature trails. Finally, we offer 100 acres of park land along the beautiful San Marcos River. Other outdoor attractions include our popular skate park, dog park and state-of-the-art sports facilities, which include a 10-field soccer complex and the new four-field girls fast pitch softball complex. Whether you are enjoying a picnic in the park, jogging on the trails or tubing the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River, we hope that our programs will contribute to your overall quality of life in San Marcos. The Parks and Recreation staff and I hope that you will find this guide informative and are able to participate in our exceptional programs, meet new friends and enjoy the facilities, parks, and river as often as possible. Be safe, stay active and enjoy everything that San Marcos has to offer. William Ford Assistant Director Community Services, Parks and Recreation

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General Information Table of Contents Athletics ...............................9 Aquatics................................ 14 Arts & Crafts......................... 18 Camp.................................... 18 Cephas House Programs..... 22 Dance...................................25 Enrichment...........................27 Facilities...............................48

Greenbelt..............................50 Health & Wellness................28 Nature Center.......................30 RecConnect..........................6 Senior Citizen Programs......33 Special Events......................35 Survey..................................48 Travel Group........................44 Volunteer..............................53

Offices & Centers San Marcos Parks & Recreation Main Office Mailing Address: 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos Physical Address: 401 E. Hopkins, San Marcos Phone: 512.393.8400 Fax: 1.855.271.7633

Old Community Fish Hatchery (Under Construction) 206 N. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400

Cephas House 217 W. MLK Drive Phone: 512.393.8400

Ramon Lucio Park 601 S. CM Allen Pkwy Phone:512.353.1060

Children’s Park (Playscape) 205 N. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400

Rec Hall-City Park 170 Charles Austin Dr. Phone: 512.393.8400

Dunbar Recreation Center 801 W. MLK Dr. Phone: 512.393.8400

San Marcos Plaza Park Rio Vista Park and Tennis Courts 201 N. CM Allen Pkwy 555 Cheatham Street Phone: 512.393.8400 Phone: 512.393.8400

Park Ranger Station 555 Cheatham St. Phone: 512.393.8426

San Marcos Dog Park 250 Charles Austin Dr. Phone: 512.393.8400 San Marcos Activity Center 501 E. Hopkins Phone: 512.393.8280 San Marcos City Hall 630 E. Hopkins Phone: 512.393.8000 San Marcos Nature Center 430 Riverside Drive Phone: 512.393.8447

San Marcos Skate Park 627 E. Hopkins St. Phone: 512.393.8400

Gary Softball Complex 2600 Airport Hwy 21 Phone: 512.396.1019

Rio Vista Pool - Opens May 24 555 Cheatham Street Phone: 512.392.7031

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Contacts Rodney Cobb Executive Director of Community Services rcobb@sanmarcostx.gov William Ford Assistant Director of Community Services - Parks & Recreation wford@sanmarcostx.gov

Watershed Protection

Recreation

Administration

Lisa Morris Recreation Manager lmorris@sanmarcostx.gov Jessica Jenkins Ramos Recreation Program Coordinator jramos@sanmarcostx.gov Jennifer Mach Special Events Coordinator jmach@sanmarcostx.gov

Athletics/Aquatics

Melani Howard Habitat Conservation Plan Manager mhoward@sanmarcostx.gov Jenna Winters Nature Center Coordinator jwinters@sanmarcostx.gov

Debbie Dietz Department Coordinator ddietz@sanmarcostx.gov Sandy McKenzie Administrative Technician smckenzie@sanmarcostx.gov

Maintenance

Bert Stratemann Parks Operations Manager bstratemann@sanmarcostx.gov

Richard Merritt Athletics Manager rmerritt@sanmarcostx.gov

Jimmy Venable Parks and Facility Maintenance Supervisor jvenable@sanmarcostx.gov

Mick Medina Athletic Programs Coordinator dmedina@sanmarcostx.gov

Ken Claybourn Facilities Program Manager kclaybourn@sanmarcostx.gov

Lane Supak Aquatics Supervisor lsupak@sanmarcostx.gov

Oscar Hairell Operations Manager - Facilities ohairell@sanmarcostx.gov

Mission Statement

To provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will postively enhance our vision of community. San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - March-August 2014

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Proof of Residency

Registration Parks & Recreation Classes and Programs:

To register for any of the classes and programs EXCEPT for fitness classes held at the San Marcos Activity Center and Activity Center membership: • Go to reconnect.sanmarcostx.gov and register online (see page 6 for instructions); • Call the Parks & Recreation Main Office at 512.393.8400; • Go to the Parks & Recreation Main Office at 401 E. Hopkins and register in person; or • Go to the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins and register in person. Fitness Classes & Membership: • Go to the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins and register in person. Athletic Programs: • Go to the Parks & Recreation Main Office at 401 E. Hopkins and register in person; or • Go to the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins and register in person.

Program Fees Resident/Non Resident Fees

San Marcos residents make significant contributions to the operation of this agency through the payment of property taxes. These contributions are above the fees that they also pay for programs and services as offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. In recognition of this contribution, San Marcos residents qualify for a “Resident” rate for some programs. Those who live outside of the boundaries of the City of San Marcos and who participate within programs qualify for the “Non-Resident” price.

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You must provide proof of residency the first time you register in order to receive the “Resident” rates. Once you are in our system, you will not need to prove residency again unless your address changes. The only acceptable forms of proof include a current electric, gas, water, or garbage bill that shows your address. “Resident” rates are only available to those who live within the city Limits of San Marcos.

Waitlists Waitlists are automatically created when we have more registrations for a program than we have space. Your receipt will indicate if you are registered for a program or have been placed on the waiting list.

Refunds • Full refunds will be issued for any program

cancelled by the Parks & Recreation Department. • Participants may request refunds for classes up to three business days before the program’s first meeting. In athletic programs and leagues, the program is considered to begin with its first practice. There may be exceptions to this policy, see program descriptions. • Refunds for trips and contractual workshops will only be issued if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. Some trips are non-refundable. • Fees charged to credit cards will be refunded back to the original credit card within three to five days unless there is an issue with that card. If there is an issue with the card, a check would have to be processed which will take two to four weeks.

Scholarships Scholarships will be available on a limited basis to City of San Marcos Residents who meet the CDBG HUD Guidelines for low-to-moderate income families. For Information regarding scholarships, call 512.393.8400 or go to http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/yascholarships.

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Program Changes • Programs are sometimes cancelled or altered due to low registration, changes in staff or facility availability. • If a program has been cancelled or altered, we will work with you to transfer your registration to another program of your choice.

Disclaimers Guide Changes/Errors Disclaimer

Due to the large amount of information available in the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Activity Guide, errors before or after publication may occur. We apologize for any errors in this guide and we will advise you of any changes as quickly as possible. We will also attempt to keep information on our website, www.sanmarcostx.gov, as current as possible.

Photo Disclaimer

Registrants and participants of programs and special events permit the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department to take photos and videos of themselves and their children for publication in the activity guide, website and additional uses as the department deems necessary unless the registrant or participant expressively files a written objection as to the use of photos and videos of themselves and/or their children.

Facilities All facility participants are expected to follow the rules of the facilities. Speciality areas of the facilities (example: fitness center and the pools) have posted signs stating additional rules specific to that area.

Disregard or abuse of facility rules may result in removal from the facility by staff or police for a designated length of time or permanently.

Warning of Risk Program participants agree to the terms and conditions of the following Participation and Release Agreement. 1.) That your participation in programs with the SMPARD involves exercise, physical exertion, and risks of illness, injury or death. 2.) That you will maintain an awareness of your own physical limitations, and that if you have any questions about your fitness or ability to safely participate in the activities, you must consult with your physician and obtain and follow your physician’s advice. 3.) That the programs may be instructed and supervised by independent contractors engaged, but not employed, by the City of San Marcos (COSM), and the COSM does not exercise direct control over the specific activities with some programs. In consideration of the acceptance of your application for participation in the COSM’s programs, you agree to release and to hold harmless the COSM and its officers, agents, and employees from any claims for injury or property damage that may result in whole or in part from your participation in the programs or by the acts or omissions of any organization, firm, or individual that takes place in connection with the programs. You agree that this release is binding upon your heirs, administrators, and assigns. You also give permission to the COSM, its officers, agents, and employees to obtain medical treatment at your expense that may reasonably appear to be necessary in connection with these programs. You understand that if you are registering on behalf of a child or ward that the acknowledgements stated above apply to that child or ward and you execute this agreement as the legal representative of your child or ward.

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San Marcos Activity Center

512.393.8280 501 E. Hopkins Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED

We will be closed on the following city holidays: May 26 July 4 The San Marcos Activity Center offers our community the only publicly owned and operated recreation and fitness facility for the whole family. We pride ourselves on offering personal service in a friendly environment. 6

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Our clean, well-maintained center has a 25 yard, four foot deep, indoor heated swimming pool. We also have two full-sized gymnasiums, three raquetball courts, a variety of cardiofitness training machines including treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, stair steppers, eliptical trainers and a 1/8 mile indoor walking corridor. Our weight room is the perfect tool to help you improve your overall body strength with 2,000 square feet of weight resistance machines and a wheelchair accessible multistation machine. Total Wellness offers a variety of group fitness classes in our clean, well-lit 2,000 square foot aerobics studio. Certified experienced instructors will help you improve your health, build muscle strength and increase your flexibility. All persons entering the Activity Center must present a valid membership card or a valid picture I.D. The Walker’s Gallery is also located inside the facility. The gallery is a public art space maintained by Linda Kelsey-Jones of the San Marcos Area Arts Council. Shows change every other month and feature the art of local, regional, and national artists.

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Activity Center Annual

Membership Fee Schedule Resident Non-Resident Family $150 $400 Individual

$80

$225

Senior Citizen $50 Spouse $50 Youth (17 & under) $30

$120 $90

Activity Center Daily Use Fees Resident Non-Resident Youth Facility Entry $3 $4 $2 (includes use of gym, walking corridor & cardio equipment) Indoor Pool $3/use for all groups + entry fee Weight Room $3/use for all groups + entry fee Racquetball $6 member $7 nonmembers + entry fee Racquet Rental $1/ for all groups

$45

Benefits of annual membership include use of the gymnasium, walking corridor, raquetball courts, swimming pool and cardio equipment. Membership fees are based on status as a resident or non-resident of the City of San Marcos.

Fit Kid’s Club (1Y - 12Y)

$5 per class $60/ 15-week session

Total Wellness Aerobics $4-$6 per class for all groups ALL FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Total Wellness Training Kick Start Package includes comprehensive health-related fitness testing; individualized goal setting and program design; and two 1-hour personal training sessions. Features of this package include: (1) resting heart rate and blood preasure measurement; (2) body size and composition analysis; (3) aerobic, muscular, and flexibility fitness assessment; (4) aerobic, muscular strength and endurance conditioning; and (5) training for other fitness components or goals. Individual $120 Partner $165 Small Group (3-4) $225

Personal Training

Individual

Partners Small Groups

$40 $55 $75

Contact Lane Supak or Carolyn Clay, Total Wellness Director Lane:512.393.8287 or lsupak@sanmarcostx.gov Carolyn:512.245.1972 or CarolynClay@txstate.edu

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Athletics Adult Spring Softball League

Do you enjoy the thrill of competition and being a member on team? Enroll a team in our spring softball league. We offer Men’s - B, C, D, E and Church; Women’s Open; and Co-Rec leagues. The season will include eight camaraderie league games plus post-seson playoffs. All fees must be paid to be placed on a roster. Rosters are due when you register. Come and enjoy a great family environment for all levels of play. Men’s play on Tuesday Thursday and Co-Rec plays on Monday (rec) and Wednesday (open). We use ASA playing and equipment rules. Deadline 3/5. Mgr’s meeting 3/6. Play begins 3/18. Age: 16Y and up Date(s): Mar 18 - May 23 Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Location: Gary Softball Complex Fee: $325.00 Late Fee $350.00 Course #: 24314

Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Location: Gary Softball Complex Fee: $325.00 Late Fee $350.00 Course #: 24346

Spring Volleyball League

Bump-Set-Spike! Join our adult volleyball league - it is great exercise in a fun and friendly environment. We offer two levels of Co-Rec play: Recreational league play on Mondays and Competitive league play on Wednesdays. Rosters are due by first game. Age: 16Y and up Date(s): Apr 14 - Jun 11 Day(s): Mon, Wed Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $160.00 Course #: 24315

Summer Volleyball League

Adult Volleyball League - Recreational league on Mondays. Advanced play on Wednesday. Deadline is 7/2/14. Play begins 7/7/14. Age: 16Y and up Summer Softball League Date(s): Jul 7 - Sep 3 Summer Softball - includes 8 League games plus Day(s): Mon, Wed post-seson playoffs, Men’s - B, C, D, E, and Church, Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Women’s, and CoRec. Fee $325.00 for 8 league Location: Activity Center games and playoffs. Deadline is 5/28/14. Manager’s Fee: $160.00 meeting is 5/29/14. Games begin 6/2/14. All fees must Course #: 24347 be paid to be placed on the schedule. Rosters are due at registration. Age: 16Y and up Date(s): Jun 3 - Aug 4 Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Mon San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - March-August 2014

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Spring Basketball

Jump - Shoot - Pass - and Win. Join the fun-for-all basketball league. We currently offer an open men’s league on Tuesday, Women’s league on Wednesday, and Industrial League on Thursday. Deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Manager’s meeting is Thursday, March 6, 2014. Play begins on Tuesday March 18, 2014. Age: 16Y and up Date(s): Mar 18 - May 8 Day(s): Tue, Thu Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $250.00 Late Fee $275.00 Course #: 24313

Summer Basketball

Jump - Shoot - Pass - and Win. Join the fun-for-all basketball league. We currently offer an open men’s league on Tuesday, Women’s League on Wednesday, and Industrial League on Thursday. Deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Manager’s meeting is Thursday, March 6, 2014. Play begins on Tuesday March 18, 2014. Age: 16Y and up Date(s): Mar 18 - May 8 Day(s): Tue, Thu Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $250.00 Late Fee $275.00 Course #: 24313

Corporate Challenge

The San Marcos Corporate Challenge is a fun, challenging event in which local companies going head-to-head in a ten event, three month, co-rec competition. It is a great opportunity for team-building and camaraderie. All events are scored in two different divisions. All events take place on Sunday, beginning the last Sunday of February and running through the last Sunday in June. Events include bowling, volleyball, softball, kickball, horseshoes, darts, billiards, golf, canoe race, and washers. Must pre-register. Age: 16Y and up Day(s): Sun Location: Activity Center Volleyball Tournament Date(s): Mar 2 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fee: $50.00 per team Course #: 24320 Horseshoe Tournament Date(s): Apr 27 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fee: $20.00 per team Course #: 24319 Billiards Tournament Date(s): May 4 Fee: $35.00 per team Course #: 24323 Darts Tournament Date(s): May 18 Fee: $25.00 per team Course #: 24324 Washers Tournament Date(s): Jun 22 Fee: $20.00 per team Course #: 24328

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Location: Gary Softball Complex Softball Tournament Date(s): Apr 6 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fee: $125.00 per team Course #: 24321 Kickball Tournament Date(s): Mar 23 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fee: $125.00 per teamCourse #: 24322 Age: 18Y and up Day(s): Sun Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Golf Tournament Date(s): Jun 1 Location: Quail Creek Country Club Fee: $174.00 Course #: 24326 Canoe Race Date(s): Jun 22 Location: Rio Vista Park Fee: $35.00 Course #: 24327

Pinto - 7 & 8 year olds as of April 30, 2014 Age: 7Y - 8Y Course #: 24189 Mustang - 9 & 10 year olds as of April 30, 2014 Age: 9Y - 10Y Course #: 24190 Bronco - 11 & 12 year olds as of April 30, 2014 Age: 11Y - 12Y Course #: 24191 Pony - 13 & 14 year olds as of April 30, 2014 Age: 13Y - 14Y Course #: 24192 SMYBSA - Managers/Coaches Managers/Coaches - Must pay $20.00 registration fee. Background check will be conducted. Managers/ Coaches with children moving up in age division will go into draft with their child. Age: 16Y & older Fee: $20.00

Youth SMYBSA Baseball

Date(s): Mar 18 - May 31 Day(s): Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Location: Ramon Lucio Park Fee: $60.00 Shetland/T-Ball - 5 & 6 year olds as of April 30, 2014 Age: 5Y - 6Y Course #: 24188

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SMYBSA Softball

Velcro T-Ball League

Location: Gary Fastpitch Complex Fee: $60 Shetland/T-Ball - 6 & under. Age as of Jan. 1st, 2014 Age: 4Y - 6Y Date(s): Mar 18 - May 27 Day(s): Tue Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Course #: 24193 Pinto - 8 & under. Age as of Jan. 1st, 2014 Age: 7Y - 9Y Date(s): Mar 19 - May 28 Day(s): Wed Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Course #: 24194 Mustang - 10 & under. Age as of Jan. 1st, 2014 Age: 10Y - 11Y Date(s): Mar 20 - May 29 Day(s): Thu Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Course #: 24195 Bronco - 12 & under. Age as of Jan. 1st, 2014 Age: 11Y - 13Y Date(s): Mar 21 - May 30 Day(s): Fri Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Course #: 24196

Future Baseball/Softball Stars!!! Come and have fun in our introductory baseball/softball program. Participants will use velcro baseball mitts and balls and will learn to hit off of a tee. Each team will practice once per week, for one hour at either 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM on a day selected by the coach. This is a co-rec activity. Deadline for registering is Wed. March 19, 2014. For those registering online, your registration is not complete until waiver form and Parent’s Pledge has been signed and delivered through the mail or in person. You should also provide a legal copy (not church or hospital certificate) of your child’s birth certificate if not already on file. These forms should be delivered before the deadline to guarantee a roster spot. Parents can only register children online at full price; to receive sibling or family discount, you must register in person at Activity Center or Parks and Recreation Department office. Age: 2Y - 5Y Date(s): Apr 5 - May 22 Day(s): Sat, Tue, Wed, Thu Time: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Resident $40.00 Non-Resident Fee $50.00 Second Child Fee $25.00 Late Fee $60.00 Course #: 24316

Pony- 14 & under. Age as of Jan. 1st, 2014 Age: 12Y - 15Y Date(s): Mar 22 - May 31 Day(s): Sat Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Course #: 24197

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JRNBA/WNBA Jr. NBA/WNBA Basketball League

They may be small, but they play with the same passion as the pros! Register your future basketball star for this fun program. Basic skills, teamwork, and following directions are taught by volunteer coaches. Fee includes an NBA/WNBA team t-shirt and a trophy. Boys and girls teams will be formed for ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12. Sign-up early for this popular program! Registration deadline is July 1, 2014. For those registering online, your registration is not complete until waiver form and Parent’s Pledge has been signed and delivered through the mail or in person. You should also provide a legal copy (not church or hospital copy) of your child’s birth certificate if not already on file. These forms should be delivered before the deadline to guarantee a roster spot. Parents can only register children online at full price; to receive sibling or family discount, you must register in person at Activity Center or Parks and Recreation office. Coaches’ meeting Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014. Practices begin the week of July 7th, 2014. Play begins on July 19th and ends on August 23rd, 2014. Date(s): Jul 19 - Sep 5 Day(s): Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Resident $40.00 Non-Resident Fee $50.00 Second Child Fee $25.00 Late Fee $60.00 Jr. NBA/WNBA 3-4 Age: 3Y - 4Y Course #: 24331 Jr NBA/WNBA 5-6 Age: 5Y - 6Y Course #: 24332

Jr. NBA/WNBA 7-8 Age: 7Y - 8Y Course #: 24333 Jr. NBA/WNBA 9-10 Age: 9Y - 10Y Course #: 24334 Jr. NBA/WNBA 11-12 Age: 11Y - 12Y Course #: 24335

Summer Slam Youth Volleyball

Recreational youth volleyball for all incoming 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Practices on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings with games on Thursday evenings. Teams will be distributed as evenly as possible in regards to age and skill level. For those registering online, your registration is not complete until waiver form and Parent’s Pledge has been signed and delivered through the mail or in person. You should also provide a legal copy (not church or hospital copy) of your child’s birth certificate if not already on file. These forms should be delivered before the deadline to guarantee a roster spot. Parents can only register children online at full price; to receive sibling or family discount, you must register in person at Activity Center or Parks and Recreation office. Deadline is 5/28/14. Coach’s Meeting is 5/29/14. Practices begin 6/3/14. Play begins 6/5/14 and ends 6/26/14. Age: 10Y - 15Y Date(s): Jun 5 - Jun 26 Day(s): Thu Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $60.00 Second Child Fee $40.00 Late Fee $30.00 Course #: 24345

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Aquatics Rio Vista Pool

Rio Vista Pool is the place to be this summer! Children of all ages will enjoy our ever-changing Splash Pad, featuring a variety of water toys, play features, and slides. Opening Day: Saturday, May 24, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Summer Operation Schedule: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Friday: 2:00 PM - 1:00 PM Adult Swim 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Swim Thursday: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Family Swim Nights Saturday: Noon- 6:00PM Open Swim Sunday: Noon– 6:00PM Daily Entry Fee: Youth $2.00; Adult $3.00 Season Passes: Youth $40.00; Adult $60.00; Family $150.00

Splash Day

This is a fun-filled day to celebrate the start of summer. This is also our official opening day for Rio Vista Pool. Join us and help bring in summer at our facility! Age: All Date(s): May 24 Day(s): Sat Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Youth $2.00 Adult $3.00

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Splash Jam

Join us for a great time in the water this summer. Age: All Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Youth $2.00 Adult $3.00 Date(s): Jun 21 Day(s): Sat Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Date(s): Jul 23 Day(s): Wed Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Date(s): Aug 16 Day(s): Sat Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Red, White & Blue Bash

This is a fun-filled day at Rio Vista Pool. We will have an assortment of activities for the whole family. Please come and join us to celebrate not only our country’s independence but July is also Parks and Recreation month! Age: All Date(s): Jul 4 Day(s): Fri Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Youth $2.00 Adult $3.00

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Swimming Lessons Private Swim Lessons for All Ages

You will receive (4) 30 minute one-on-one instruction sessions. Private lessons are custom designed for each individual to work at their own pace; whether it is to improve your stroke, learn new skills, gain endurance or learn how to swim for the first time. Once you register the instructor will contact you to customize your swim lesson schedule. Age: 18M-99Y Date(s): Mar 3-Mar 8 Course #: 24244 Mar 17-Mar 22 Course #: 24245 Mar 24-Mar 29 Course #: 24246 Mar 31-Apr 5 Course #: 24247 Apr 7-Apr 12 Course #: 24248 Apr 14-Apr 19 Course #: 24249 Apr 21-Apr 26 Course #: 24250 Jun 2-Jun 7 Course #: 24256 Jun 9-Jun 14 Course #: 24257 Jun16-Jun 21 Course #: 24258 Jun 23-Jun 28 Course #: 24259 Jun 30-Jul 5 Course #: 24260 Jul 7-Jul 12 Course #: 24261 Jul 14-Jul 19 Course #: 24262 Jul 28-Aug 1 Course #: 24317 Day(s): Mon-Sat Time: TBD Location: Activity Center Fee: $50 res/ $55 non-resident

Parent & Tot Swim Lessons

Designed for children 6 months to 5 years of age, the program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in 8 guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills including: water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, under water exploration and more! Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin level 1.

Age: 6M - 5Y Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Resident $25.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24269 Date(s): Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24270 Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 Course #: 24271 Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 Course #: 24273

Rio Vista Pool Rental Lottery Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM San Marcos Activity Center

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Level 1 Swim Lessons

Helps students feel comfortable in the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 participants receive a “Raffy Learns to Swim” full color booklet that reinforces learning and provides parents with additional information about their child’s progress. Level 1 participants learn to: enter and exit water safely; submerge mouth, nose and eyes, exhale underwater through mouth and nose; open eyes underwater; pick up submerged object; float on front and back; explore arm and hand movements; swim on front and back using arm and leg actions; follow basic water safety rules; and use a life jacket. Age: 5Y - 12Y Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Resident $25.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24275 Date(s): Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24276

back, back to front, swim on side, swim on front and back using combined strokes; tread water using arm and leg motions; and move in the water while wearing a life jacket. Age: 5Y - 12Y Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Resident $25.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24281 Date(s): Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24282 Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 Course #: 24283 Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 Course #: 24286

Level 3 Swim Lessons

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice. Learn-to-Swim Level 3 participants Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 receive a “Waddles in the Deep” full-color booklet that Course #: 24277 reinforces class instruction to help swimmers develop confidence in their strokes and improve other aquatic Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 skills. Level 3 participants learn to: jump into deep Course #: 24279 water from the side; dive from kneeling or standing position; submerge and retrieve an object; bob with the head fully submerged; use rotary breathing in Level 2 Swim Lessons horizontal position; perform front and back glide; Gives students success with fundamental skills. perform survival float; perform front and back crawl; Learn-to-Swim Level 2 participants receive a butterfly-kick and body motion; perform the HELP and “Raffy Learns to Swim” full color booklet that Huddle position; and perform a reaching assist. reinforces learning and provides parents with Age: 5Y - 12Y additional information about their child’s progress. Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Level 2 participants learn to: enter water by stepping Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM or jumping from the side; exit water safely using ladder Location: Rio Vista Pool or side; submerge entire head; open eyes underwater; Fee: Resident $25.00 pick up a submerged object; float on front and back; Non-Resident $30.00 perform front and back glide; roll over from front to 16

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Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24287

Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 Course #: 24296

Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24288

Level 5 Swim Lessons

Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 Course #: 24289 Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 Course #: 24290

Level 4 Swim Lessons

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Learn-to-Swim Level 4 participants receive a “Waddles in the Deep” fullcolor booklet that reinforces class instruction to help swimmers develop confidence in their strokes and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 participants learn to: perform shallow dive or dive from stride position; swim underwater; perform feet-first surface dive; perform open turns on front and back using any stroke; and tread water using sculling arm motions and kick. Participants will also learn toperform the following: front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary backstroke. Age: 5Y - 12Y Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Resident $25.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24293 Date(s): Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24294 Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 Course #: 24295

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Level 5 participants learn to: tread water with two different kicks; learn survival swimming; and perform rescue breathing. Participants will also learn to perform the following: standing dive; shallow dive; glide two body lengths and begin any front stroke; tuck surface dive; pike surface dive; front flip turn; backstroke flip turn; front and back crawl; butterfly; breaststroke; and elementary backstroke. Age: 5Y - 13Y Day(s): Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Location: Rio Vista Pool Fee: Resident $25.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Date(s): Jun 3 - Jun 13 Course #: 24299 Date(s): Jun 17 - Jun 27 Course #: 24300 Date(s): Jul 8 - Jul 18 Course #: 24301 Date(s): Jul 22 - Aug 1 Course #: 24303

Lifeguard Certification Class American Red Cross Lifeguard, FA, CPR, AED Training 2 consecutive weekends Age: 16Y - 99Y Date(s): Apr 19 - Apr 27 Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fee: $120.00 Course #: 24243

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Arts & Crafts Clay and Ceramic Workshop for Adults

Take advantage of this creative opportunity to make art at your own pace. Clay and ceramic studio workshop will explore hand building, wheel throwing, sculptural techniques, firing, and surface finishing techniques. Please note this is not a class for creating hand-painted figurines. The workshop is offered under the guidance of our certified art instructor J.R. Reveley.

Age: 18Y and up Date(s): Mar 17 - Apr 7 Course #: 24067 Apr 14 - May 5 Course #: 24068 May 12 - Jun 2 Course #: 24069 Day(s): Mon Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Dunbar Arts & Crafts Fee: Supply Fee $25.00

Camps Spring Break Camps Jedi Engineering

Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines, and Battlecruisers in this new offering of imaginative and original themed projects. Age: 5Y - 7Y Date(s): Mar 10 - Mar 14 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Dunbar 2 Fee: $157.00 Course #: 24125 18

Jedi Master Engineering

The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering. Age: 5Y - 7Y Date(s): Mar 10 - Mar 14 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Dunbar 2 Fee: $157.00 Course #: 24126

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Spring Break Nature Camp

Need a fun place for the kids over break? Let the Nature Center provide your child with fun, educational outdoor activities. Nature Center camps aim to educate while they entertain. Please register on line or at the Parks and Recreation office. You must register to attend. Children age 5 must be currently attending Kindergarten. Your child will need to bring a lunch every day and be dressed for going outdoors. You must register to attend. Please feel free to stop by the Nature Center to discuss programming details with staff. If your child has special needs please call the Nature Center at 512-393-8449 to discuss prior to enrolling. Note: there may be paperwork to fill out the first morning, please plan accordingly. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and send a refillable water bottle if desired. Label all items with your child’s name and refrain from sending additional items. Enrollment is limited to 25 kids. Cost: $125. Age: 5Y - 11Y Date(s): Mar 10 - Mar 14 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: SM Nature Center (indoor) Fee: $125.00 Course #: 24337

Time: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Locations: To Be Determined Resident Fee: $32/week, $250/full program Non-Resident Fee: $50/week, $395/full program Registration begins: April 2, 2014 for residents, April 28 for non-residents

Lego Camps Jedi Engineering

Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines, and Battlecruisers in this new offering of imaginative and original themed projects. Jedi Engineering Age: 5Y - 7Y Date(s): Aug 4 - Aug 8 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Dunbar 2 Fee: $142.00 Course #: 24411

Jedi Engineering Masters

The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, Summer Fun eccentric motion and more as students tap into the Summer Fun participants will enjoy a variety of powerful forces of imagination and engineering. games, fun, one off-site field trip per week and Age: 8Y - 12Y activities. This is an eight week long recreational Date(s): Aug 4 - Aug 18 program, not a licensed daycare facility. There are two Day(s): Fri, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu four-week sessions with a week long break between. Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Campus enrollment is limited at each site and for each Location: Dunbar 2 session. Breakfast and Lunch are provided. Fee: $142.00 Ages: 7-14 years (can be 6 if participant has Course #: 24412 completed the 1st grade) Date(s): Jun 16 - Aug 15 Day(s): Mon-Fri

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Pre-Engineering with LEGO

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® Technic, students build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor. Age: 5Y - 7Y Date(s): Jul 7 - Jul 11 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Dunbar 2 Fee: $142.00 Course #: 24409

Enginneering FUNdamentals

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The engineer-designed curriculum challenges new and returning students to reach higher levels of engineering comprehension while having fun. Age: 8Y - 12Y Date(s): Jul 7 - Jul 11 Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Dunbar 2 Fee: $142.00 Course #: 24407

Nature Center Camps

Aquarium for Fin and Feather Camp. See camp descriptions for details. Back by popular demand is Mayhem Week (2 sessions) and we’ve expanded Fin and Feather Camp to two sessions and included dissections. This past year the Nature Center staff became TPWD Certified Angler Instructors. We’ve got great new games and activities to show the kids from what we learned in training. We’re also partnering with the Edwards Aquifer Authority to expand our river curriculum for our River Rat Camps. The Nature Center is proud to serve as the education branch of the City’s Habitat Conservation Plan inter-local agreement. We look forward to seeing your kids this summer! Registration Changes: Camps will require a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee (this is part of the total listed price). Withdrawing from camp: full refunds (minus the $25.00 registration fee) will be given if withdrawal occurs prior to one week before the start of camp (Monday of the preceding week by 5:00 p.m.) Withdrawal less than a week before camp starts will result in an additional $25.00 late withdrawal fee. Children attending camps should: Bring a lunch every day. Be dressed to be outdoors. Wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes. Wear sunscreen to camp. Have all personal belongings labeled. Leave nonnecessary personal items at home. Bring a swimsuit (towels will be provided). Early drop off is available for a fee - contact the SMNC at 512.393.8447. Please register on line or at the Parks and Recreation office. You must register to attend these programs. 10% sibling discount when siblings are enrolled in the same week. Please note: Sibling Discount Fee cannot be applied during the online registration process. Please call 512.393.8400 to register and receive the discount. Prices include $25.00 non-refundable registration fee as well as transportation charges and facility admissions when applicable.

We’re proud to introduce two new camps to the lineup this summer. “Bug Off” is an enthusiastic look at insects and their important role in our ecosystems; and “Wild Times in Texas” which is dedicated to the Lone Star State’s natural history- past and present. We’ve included field trips this year for most of the River Rat Nature Camp camps. Kids will join us on adventures to the Thinkery, Our classic summer camp proves environmental the Witte Museum, Wonderworld Cave, the Meadows education can be fun! Using curriculum from the Center, the Texas Natural Science Center, and we’re very excited to be headed to the newly opened Austin 20

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Edwards Aquifer Authority, kids will learn about our river and watershed through multidisciplinary activities. Camps are for kids 5-11 yrs. Session II in July will have a field trip to the Witte Museum. Sessions I & III (June & August) do not have a field trip. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Session I: Jun 9 - Jun 13 $125 Session II: Jul 14 - Jul 18 $141 Session III: Aug 18 - Aug 22 $125

Midsummer Magick Camp

It’s a special week at the Nature Center where fairies, elves, and trolls are the stars of the show. Campers will spend the week making nature-themed crafts culminating in a costume contest during the Saturday Midsummer Celebration held at the Nature Center on June 21st. Field trip on Wednesday June 18th to Wonderworld Cave. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Cost: $142 Date(s): Jun 16 - Jun 20

pals to round out the week. Remember-we’ll look at bugs so you don’t have to! We will visit the Meadows Center on Wednesday July 9th. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Cost: $138.00 Date(s): Jul 7 - Jul 11

Mayhem Week Camp

Back by popular demand! If it makes a mess, we’re doing it this week. Goopy chemistry experiments, volcanoes, water balloons, catapults, mud, and well... mayhem. We strongly suggest old clothes for this camp and bring a swimsuit because each afternoon we’ll hose ‘em down and have some water play. Field trip to the Thinkery in Austin for each Mayhem camp. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Cost: $141 Date(s): Jul 21 - Jul 25 Aug 4 - Aug 8

Wild Times in Texas

As diverse as Texas is today, it was every bit as exciting in the past! Texas has a rich fossil history Fin and Feather Camp ranging from giant marine reptiles and wooly Kids will learn about local species and spend time mammoths, to turtles that were as big as cars. San in the parks starting their own birding ‘life list’ as Marcos itself has an exciting archaeological past as well as learning basic fishing techniques. Campers one of the oldest, most constantly inhabited places will discover the anatomy of birds or fish through in North America. This week we will discover the dissection (June-fish dissection, Aug- bird dissection.) past, explore the present, and talk about the future of We will visit the Austin Aquarium Wednesday June Texas wildlife. Kids will learn about dinosaurs, explore 25th for the first session, and Wednesday August 13th what archaeologists do, and visit the Texas Natural for the second session. Enrollment is limited to 15 History Museum on the UT campus (Wednesday July campers. Cost: $146 30th). Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Cost: $136 Date(s): Jun 23 - Jun 27 Date(s): Jul 28 - Aug 1 Aug 11 - Aug 15

Bug Off! Nature Camp

Join us for a week long tribute to our many-legged friends and understanding their importance in our ecosystems. Terrestrial and aquatic insect collection and identification, the benefits of insects, super cool insect adaptations (did you know that some insects can survive freezing by making their own antifreeze?) and we will throw in some information on our 8 legged San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - March-August 2014

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Cephas House Programs Adult Art Class at Cephas House

Join artist Veronique Hahn as she guides you through the process of creating art. Multi-cultural themes, animals, and nature will be explored in this series of nine classes. Age: 18Y and up Date(s): Mar 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Day(s): Fri Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Cephas House Fee: Free Course #: 24366

Discovering Different Cultures Through Art

Local Artist Veronique Hahn will lead this childrens art class. Activities will focus on learning about different cultures and incorporating their traditions into art. Some of the cultures that will be included are German, Swiss, Italian, and North African. Age: 5Y - 12Y Date(s): Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Day(s): Sat Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Dunbar Arts & Crafts Fee: Free Course #: 24367

Age: 3-5 Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Saturday Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Fee: Free

Yoga Flow

Moving fluidly with the breath from one posture to the next, this dynamic class will help build strength and increase flexibility. Suitable for all levels. Age: All Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Monday Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45AM Fee: $12 drop-in class fee $35 one month pass $50 for 6 class pass

Gentle Yoga

This class is perfect for people who are just starting out in yoga, or for people with past injuries or ailments. We move slowly from posture to posture, focusing on alignment and stability. Age: All Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Thursday Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Fee: $12 drop-in class fee $35 one month pass $50 for 6 class pass

Mommy and Me Yoga

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Dance Beginner Bellydancing

Learn this ancient form of art and dance in this fun and invigorating class! Our experienced instructor, Virginia Davis, will teach you how to shake, shimmy, and move your body to the beat of the music! Pay in full by the first class date for a discount. Participants must enroll prior to the 3rd class session. Age: 12Y and up Date(s): Mar 4 - Apr 22 Course #: 24088 Apr 29 - Jun 17 Course #: 24089 June 24 - Aug 12 Course #: 24371 Aug 19 - Oct 7 Course#: 24372 Day(s): Tue Time: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $45 in advance $50 on/after first class

Intermediate Bellydancing

Continue to learn new moves and dance routines in this class. Opportunities for public performances to showcase your skills. Costumes encouraged - but are optional. Age: 12Y and up Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Tue Time: 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $5/Class

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Advanced Bellydancing Troupe

This class is for Advanced Bellydancers who want to showcase their skills as a member of the Midnight Breeze Bellydance Troupe. Participation in the Intermediate Bellydance class is required. Age: 18Y and up Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Tue Time: 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

JoyDance

Dance is great exercise. Exercise that you enjoy doing sparks new brain-cell growth, and the production of brain chemicals that make you feel happy. When you are happier, the world is a better place. So, come dance to get healthier, smarter, happier and make the world a more joyful place. Age: 12Y and up Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Mon Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Day(s): Thu Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $5/Class

Line Dancing

Learn the steps and have fun too, if you like to dance, this one’s for YOU! All Ages Date(s): Ongiong Day(s): Wed Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: $3/Class

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Square Dancing

Contact: Gary at 512.392.4101 or wheel-n-deals.org/ openhouse Registration: $50 (Only ~$4/class with $25 refund available) Location: Dunbar Recreation Center

Enrichment Hatha Yoga

Square dancing is beneficial exercise for both for the body and mind. Past and current medical studies continue to validate this fun activity. With all its moving, twisting, and turning, square dancing provides more than the daily dose of heart and bone-healthy physical activity. Remembering all the calls keeps the mind sharp. The companionship that regular square dancing offers is an antidote to depression and loneliness, a statement confirmed by square-dancing advocates everywhere. If you can walk, you can square dance. Please come and let us introduce you to fun, fitness and new friends. http://www.wheel-n-deals.org/

HATHA YOGA is an ancient discipline that explores, develops, and integrates the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga systematically stretches and strengthens muscles throughout the body, increases circulation to internal organs and glands, quiets the nervous system, and improves concentration. This ancient system of self-care brings vitality, health, deep relaxation, and peace of mind. This is an ongoing class - join at anytime. $7 per class. All Ages Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Tue Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Daily Fee $7.00

Dances for Adults with Disabilities Adults with disabilities, you are invited to come to our themed dance parties with DJ music, door prizes, and fun! Concession items, such as soda, pickles, cookies, and chips will be $1.00 each. Participants that require assistance must be accompanied by an assistant.

Age: 18Y and up Day(s): Fri Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

Prom Dance

Dress up and join us for our prom! Date(s): Apr 25

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Luau Dance

Hula on over to the Activity Center for a good time with friends. Date(s): Jun 27

Western Dance

Come dressed in your western duds or just as you are and get ready for some two steppin’ fun! Date(s): Aug 22

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Chess Club

Chess Club at the San Marcos Activity Center Beginners through advanced chess players are welcome. Instruction and casual play each night with planned competition in the future. Club Director, Steve Manion, will begin each session with chess topics and instruction. Boards, playing pieces, and clocks are provided. Chess night will be held every Wednesday from 6:30-9:30pm. Adults and youth over the age of seven are welcome at this FREE program. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required. Age: 7Y and up Date(s):Ongoing Day(s): Wed Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

Hill Country Karate

Karate can improve your self-esteem, promote a good attitude, and provides strategies for self-defense. Hill Country Karate has partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department for over 20 years. Instructor Marc DeBerardino has multiple black belts in several martial arts. He enjoys teaching all ages. Hill Country Karate is a member of the American Society of Karate and is the longest running program at the San Marcos Activity Center. For more information visit www.hckarate.com Day(s): Tue Location: Activity Center Fee: First Family Member $60.00 Second Family Member $60.00 Three or more discount $150.00 Youth Age: 5Y - 12Y Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Date(s): Apr 1 - May 27 Course #: 24217 Date(s): Jun 10 - Aug 12 Course #: 24413 Adult Age: 13Y and up Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Date(s): Apr 1 - May 27 Course #: 24216 Date(s): Jun 10 - Aug 12 Course #: 24414

BFFL - Best Friends for Life

Kids ages 3-13 of all abilities are invited to attend the free program held on Mondays for eight weeks from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. from Feb 24-Apr 21 at the San Marcos Activity Center. Registration deadline 2/14.

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Health & Wellness

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Midsummer Celebration

Nature Center Afternoon Drop off Program

Let us provide your kids with purposeful afternoon activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Programs are Mon-Thurs from 3:30-5:15 and start the first week of September ongoing until the end of May 2014. Topics include native Texas wildlife, botany, butterflies, geology, and insects among many others. Call the Nature Center or check the website for specific topics and schedules www.sanmarcostx. gov/naturecenter. Daily snack provided. CALL THE NATURE CENTER DIRECTLY TO REGISTER. You can register weekly, monthly, or in four day blcks. $20 buys four program spots which can be used at your discretion pending availability. This program is limited to 12 children per day.

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Spring Plant Sale

The San Marcos Nature Center will be hosting our annual Spring Native Plant Sale on March 29th along with the Wildflower Fiesta craft market. Proceeds from plant sales benefit the nature center’s educational programming. Native plants beat the heat and are drought tolerant making them a water-smart way to spruce up your yard. Need help? The Nature Center staff and volunteers can help you pick the right plant. Free attendance- All Ages Saturday March 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wildflower Fiesta Spring Market

It’s Wildflower Fiesta time at the Nature Center! Come enjoy native Texas wildflowers while you browse handmade goods by local artists. Searching for a Mother’s Day gift? End of the year teacher gifts? Find the perfect present with handmade flair at the Wildflower Fiesta. Fantastic deals on native plants from the Nature Center and one-of-a-kind creations from your friends and neighbors. A fabulous way to spend a beautiful spring day!

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Join us on the longest day of the year for some special after-hours activities at the Nature Center. We’ll have the Mid-Summer Market, a kids costume contest, wandering minstrels, food, and children’s activities. Costume contest has a ‘Magickal Creature’ theme and is for kids 5-12. The winner will win a free two hour birthday party at the SMNC (call for details). The Nature Center will be open from Noon-9:00 p.m. with family activities out in the wildscape. Admission is free, contact the Nature Center at 512.393.8447 for vendor information and questions. FREE! All Ages Saturday June 21, 2014 12:00-9:00 PM

Every Second Sunday Series

Join us the Second Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for a free program or guided tour from one of our Naturalists. Explore Crook Park, the San Marcos River, and the adjoining Wildlife Annex. Programs are approximately 30 minutes in length and may involve light walking. Weather permitting, please call ahead to check on conditions. 512-393-8447 FREE! Registration is not required. Donations are welcome and go towards supporting the nature center’s educational programming. Schedule: March- Let’s Learn about Litte: Learn what pollution does to animals with a hands-on activity, and we will take a short walk to pick up some litter in Crooks Park. Midsummer Market April- Totally Turtles: Did you know that some turtles As part of our Midsummer Celebration the Nature hibernate? Come greet the Nature Center’s sleepy Center will be hosting an evening Arts & Crafts Market box turtles after they wake up from winter hibernation. from Noon-9:00 PM on Saturday June 21, 2014. The May- Fabulous Flowers: Do you know what a flower is market will feature handmade, Texas-made, and for? We will walk the grounds of the wildscape looking vintage items from local artists and crafters. Do you for these colorful plant structures. make handmade items? Know someone who does? June- Fantastic Fruits: In this follow up to Fabulous For vendor information contact the nature center at Flowers, learn about the different types of fruits and midsummermarket@gmail.com or call 512.393.8447. seeds and how to tell the difference. July- Solar Power: Learn about the power of our Sun Butterfly House Season Opener by making solar s’mores! Join us Saturday April 26th for our ‘season opener’ August- Cool Chemistry: Become a chemist and featuring guided tours and a fun butterfly craft for the explore some different types of kid-safe chemical kids. Learn about Texas butterflies and the amazing reactions. Wear old clothes and don’t be afraid to get life cycle of these beautiful insects. Want to bring a little messy! butterflies to your garden? Talk to Nature Center staff about purchasing butterfly attracting native plants for your garden. Admission to the butterfly house is free for 12 and under, $1.00 for ages 13 and up. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Proceeds support the butterfly house and educational programming at the SMNC. No pre-registration necessary.

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Senior Programs 50+ Bingo

Experience the thrill of winning and the joy of getting together with others! Each month, we provide Bingo with great prizes and light refreshments! Come join the fun B-4, during, and after! If you’d like to play more games, please help us by donating prizes. Date(s): Green Things Bingo Mar 6 Lawn & Garden Bingo Apr 3 Older American’s Month Bingo May 8 Watermelon Bingo Jun 5 Beachy Bingo Jul 3 Sunshine Bingo Aug 7 Day(s): Thu Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

Senior Day Dance

The Senior Dances are FREE dances that are held every other month presented by CTMC and the City of San Marcos. They are hosted at the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins from 2-4 PM. You can RSVP by calling 512.753.3818. Wednesday, April 2, 2014:  Spring Wednesday, June 18, 2014:  Patriotic Thursday, August 21, 2014:  Senior Day Dance

50+ Game Day

Come join us every Monday (except City Holidays) for games and fun! We provide light refreshments and game materials for Bridge, Mexican Train Dominoes, 42, and Hand & Foot. We’ll also add games at your request! Bring a potluck lunch item or snack to share if you’d like. Age: 50Y and up Date(s): Ongoing Day(s): Mon Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

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Birthday Celebration Luncheon We will be celebrating everyones birthday for the Come eat, drink, and be merry at our monthly whole year! We will be providing dessert, you bring luncheons! We provide games, Bingo, prizes, drinks, your favorite dish or side to share. We will also be and fun! Most luncheons are potluck, unless otherwise providing beverages and playing bingo! noted, so bring a dish to attend! Please arrive on time Date(s): Jun 12 to eat! Age: 50Y and up Banana Split Luncheon Day(s): Thu Have a splittin’ good time with us! We will be providing Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM banana splits and all the fixin’s, you bring your favorite Location: Activity Center dish or side to share. We will also be providing Fee: Free beverages and playing bingo! Date(s): Jul 10

50+ Luncheons

Finger Foods Luncheon Bring your favorite finger foods (dish, side or dessert). We will be providing our favorites as well! We will also be providing beverages and playing bingo! Date(s): Aug 14

Blood Pressure Clinic Mardi Gras Luncheon Celebrate Mardi Gras with us. We will be providing dessert, you bring your favorite dish or side to share. We will also be providing beverages and playing bingo! Date(s): Mar 13 Pig in a Blanket Luncheon Come have a pig in a blanket with us! We will be providing them and you bring your favorite dish, dessert or side to share. We will also be providing beverages and playing bingo! Date(s): Apr 10 Barbecue Month Luncheon Celebrate barbecue month with us! We will be providing BBQ, you bring your favorite side or dessert to share. We will also be providing beverages and playing bingo! Date(s): May 15

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Comfort Connection and Parks and Recreation are hosting a FREE blood pressure check. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly, so please plan to attend this FREE clinic. No registration is required. All Ages Date(s): Mar 6 May 8 July 3 Day(s): Thu Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Location: Activity Center Fee: Free

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Special Events Memorial Day Ceremony

Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Hays County Veterans Memorial honoring all Hays County soldiers who lost thier lives in action. If you would like to order a plaque to honor your veteran on the memorial wall, please call 512.393.8400. Date(s): May 26 Day(s): Mon Time: 10:00 AM

Firecracker 5K

SMPARD offers this challenging 5K course located at Five-Mile Dam Park. Registration begins at 6:30pm and the race begins promptly at 7:30pm. Snacks and beverages are provided. Awards are presented to the top male and female as well as the top three finishers in each age group. Age groups are in 10-year increments. Each runner receives a Firecracker 5K t-shirt. Online registration available - call the Activity Center at 512.393.8280 for details. Age: 5Y - 100Y Date(s): Jul 3 Day(s): Thu Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: River Ridge Grounds Fee: Early registration $25.00 Group registration $20.00 Race Day Registration $30.00 Course #: 24330

Summer in the Park

Free Thursday night concerts in San Marcos Plaza Park from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Presented by the San Marcos Performing Arts Association and San Marcos Parks and Recreation with generous support from the San Marcos Arts Commission. For more information visit www.smpaa.com.

Senior Newsletter by emailing Jessica Jenkins Ramos at jramos@sanmarcostx.gov

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Travel Group Trips Adult Trips

Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival

The Travel Group is for adults 18 and up, many of which are 50 and up, who love to travel and socialize! We go on trips to a variety of destinations, including plays, vineyard tours, shopping, historical sites, educational sites, etc. All trips depart from the Activity Center. Please see Trip Policies and Procedures for more information on registration, payments, transportation policies, etc. You must fill out a trip liability release form when you register or prior to getting on the bus! You can register at the Activity Center and Parks and Recreation office at 512.393.8400.

Overnight to Coushatta!

Join us for gaming action at Grand Casino Coushatta world-class luxury resort and gaming complex in Kinder, LA. We’ll arrive at the casino by 4 PM on Tuesday. We will check out of the Coushatta Inn at Noon on Wednesday and leave from the casino at 2 PM. Please bring money for gambling, other meals, and shopping. Trip cost is $50 per person. This includes round-trip transportation, $23 coin coupon per person, room fees, and portage fees. Remember to pair up with the person you would like to room with when you register! You will be able to register starting Feb 3. The registration deadline is March 3. Ages 21+! Age: 21Y and up Date(s): Mar 4-Mar 5 Day(s): Tue, Wed Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Fee: Trip fee $50.00 Course #: 24231 44

Join us on a day trip as we travel to Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas for their 16th annual Lavender Festival! We will leave at 9 AM and arrive at Becker Vineyards at 10:30 AM. We will spend 3.5 hours there and will arrive back at 3:30 PM. Lunch is on your own at the festival. The trip fee is $16/person. Registration begins on March 3 and ends on April 30. Age: All Date(s): May 3 Day(s): Sat Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Fee: $16.00 Course #: 24232

Kolache Tour

Spend the day with us as we travel throughout the area and decide on the BEST KOLACHES!! We will leave the Activity Center at 8 AM. We will go to LaGrange and Elinger for kolaches before stopping in Winchester for lunch (your choice of chicken fried steak or chicken tenders), then back on the road for more kolaches in Calvert, and end the day with two more stops in West, Texas! We will arrive back at 7:45 PM. Registration begins May 12 and ends on July 7. Trip cost includes round trip transportation and lunch! Kolaches are on your own. Age: All Date(s): Jul 17 Day(s): Thu Time: 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM Fee: $37.00 Course #: 24236

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Family

Broadway Across America: Sister Act

Join us as we travel to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio for the Broadway Across America showing The Family Travel Group is for anyone age 5 and up! of Sister Act! Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. These trips provide an opportunity for the whole Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide family to enjoy plays, basketball games, her in the last place anyone would think to look-a horse races, festivals, etc. All trips depart from convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother the Activity Center. Please see Trip Policies and Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their Procedures for more information on registration, payments, transportation policies, etc. You must fill out voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, a trip liability release form when you register for a trip Sister Act is reason to rejoice! So, don’t miss it! or prior to getting on the bus. You can register at the Activity Center and the Parks and Recreation office at Ticket price is $70/person and that includes round trip transportation and your ticket to the show. We will 512.393.8400. leave at 12 PM and the show starts at 2:00 PM. We will arrive back at 5:30 PM. Registration is from April 21-June 20. Age: 5Y and up Date(s): Jun 29 Day(s): Sun Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Fee: $70.00 Course #: 24234

Spurs vs. Memphis

Calling all Spurs fans! Join us for some great basketball action! We will be watching the San Antonio Spurs play the Memphis Grizzlies. We are going to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX on Sunday, April 6, 2014. We will leave at 5:00 PM and we will arrive at the AT&T Center with plenty of time to get food and beverages! The game starts at 7:00 PM and we will be back around 10:30 PM! Make sure you bring money for food and souvenirs. Please remember that times are subject to change. Ages 5 and up, $52/ person. Registration is from Feb 3 - April 1. Age: 5Y and up Date(s): Apr 6 Day(s): Sun Time: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Fee: $52.00 Course #: 24230

Rangers vs. Astros

Join us for a Sunday afternoon as we head to Houston to watch the Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros! Trip cost is $68/person and includes round trip transportation, a ticket in the Power Club Section and $15 toward food, beverage and merchandise. We will leave at 9:00 AM, the bus will drop us off at the front doors and you will have plenty of time to explore and eat before the game. We will arrive back around 8:00 PM. Registration is from Jun 2 - Aug 4. Age: 5Y and up Date(s): Aug 10 Day(s): Sun Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM Fee: $68.00 Course #: 24233

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Park Spotlight Children’s Park

The 7 acre park’s amenities include: • • • • • • • •

205 S. CM Allen Parkway

Restrooms

Playground Pavilion

Picnic Tables Benches

Water Fountain BBQ Grills

Trash Cans For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 512.393.8400.

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Facility

Facility Rental Info Facility reservations are accepted at the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours. Deposit and/or use fees must be paid when making a reservation. All fees are subject to change. Rentals will be accepted up to 16 months in advance. For information regarding rentals and requirements for hosting a special event on public property, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 512.393.8400.

Resident Fee

Non Resident Fee

Business Meeting

Deposit

Pavilion A Rio Vista Park

$125

$250

N/A

N/A

Pavilion C

$100

$200

N/A

N/A

$75

$150

N/A

N/A

$25

$50

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Ramon Lucio Park

Pavilion D Children’s Park Group Picnic Areas

Children’s Park (2 sites) Rio Vista Park (3 sites)

Gazebo

Veramendi Plaza

$75

$150

N/A

$100

Rec Hall

City Park

$40

$80

$60 resident $120 non-resident

$200

Fish Hatchery

Civic groups, churches and other non-profit groups may be eligible for non-profit discounts at some locations, please call for pricing information.

Location

Dunbar Center San Marcos Plaza Nature Center Activity Center

San Marcos Plaza Park

$25/hour

$50/hour

$50/hour for resident $100/hr for nonres

$200

Under Construction - To be completed early Summer 2014

Room 1 Room 2 Rooms 1&2

$30/hour $80/hour $65res $130nonres $15/hour $40/hour $45res $90nonres $200 $45/hour $120/hour $80res $160 nonres $250 $500 San Marcos Non N/A N/A Plaza Park Profit-$250 Call 393Call 393Crook’s Park 8447 for 8447 for N/A $200 rental rental Call 39310 hour cap on charges per day 501 E. Hopkins 8400 for Non-profit-proof of 501c.3 status-1/2 off regular rental rates. Security may be required at your event

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SM Greenbelt Alliance San Marcos Natural Areas The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance (SMGA) works to create and conserve an interconnected system of parks and natural areas for our community and future generations. Preserve the peace, the quiet, and the place… Our natural areas are living, breathing places with a wide variety of plants and animals. Please help us care for these beautiful places; they are working hard to clean our water and our air. Let’s return the favor by keeping them clean and natural and following these city park rules: Take only photos, leave only footprints. Park open sunrise to sunset (curfew applies after sunset). Keep dogs on a leash and remove their waste. Campfires, glass containers, motor vehicles, weapons, horses, and camping are not permitted. • Stay on established trails on public property. • Bicycles yield to hikers, refrain from biking on muddy trails. • • • •

Note: San Marcos natural areas do not currently offer restroom facilities or running water. Some trails can be rugged and grasses tall, so wear long pants and closed, strong shoes. Water, hat, sunscreen and camera are a good idea. Report problems to San Marcos Parks & Recreation at 512.393.8400. For emergencies, call 911.

Events & Work Days Saturday Trail Work days - check smgreenbelt.org for specific dates, times, and lcoations. For SMGA specific events visit us at www.smgreenbelt.blogspot.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SMGreenbeltAlliance

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Volunteer! Recreation Volunteers Dances for Adults with Disabilities: Welcoming participants, selling concessions, mingling with participants, and cleanup will be the duties involved. (pg. 22) Dates: April 25, June 27, August 22 Spring Carnival: You can be a part of the carnival in many ways. Help with pre-event set-up the week before, set-up and decorate during the day of the event, run a carnival booth, assist with candy & prize patrol, and help clean up. (pg. 37) Date: Thursday, April 17 Daddy-Daughter Dance: Welcoming and signing in participants, serving refreshments and clean up duties will be involved. (pg. 39) Date: Friday, June 13 Please call Jessica Ramos, Recreation Program Coordinator at 512.393.8283 or by email at jramos@ sanmarcostx.gov for more details, directions, or to sign up.

PARK RULES • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION/ DISPLAY PROHIBITED • NO SMOKING OR E-CIGARETTES/ INHALED VAPOR DEVICES • NO GLASS CONTAINERS • NO STYROFOAM CONTAINERS • MOTORIZED VEHICLES PROHIBITED BEYOND PARKING AREAS • ANIMALS ARE TO REMAIN RESTRAINED AT ALL TIMES • ALL WILDLIFE AND HABITAT PROTECTED • PARKING IN DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES ONLY • PARKING FOR PARK USERS ONLY • NO FIRE WOOD COLLECTION • VENDING OR SALES PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMIT • PARK CURFEW 11:00PM TO 6:00AM

#PassportSMTX: Assisting with set up, welcoming participants, passing out welcome packets, serving food, working the inflatable games, and clean up will be the duties involved. Please contact Jennifer Mach, Special Events Coordinator at 512.393.8413 or by email at jmach@sanmarcostx.gov for more information or to sign up. Date: Friday, August 22

Nature Center Volunteers The Nature Center provides volunteer opportunities for people over 18 pending a background check (under 18 with parental supervision and background checks). We have a particular need for people interested in gardening and landscaping. Most volunteer work is outside in the gardens or inside helping to maintain display areas. We welcome Texas State student groups and encourage community service groups to adopt a native plant bed. Volunteers are also needed to help with school groups and our biannual plant sales. Please call Jenna Winters, Nature Center Coordinator at 512.393.8447 or by email at jwinters@sanmarcostx.gov for more information.

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Parks and Recreation Survey 1. 2.

Are you a San Marcos resident? If not, what city do you reside?

Yes No

Please choose a single program, event, park, facility or sports league that you would like to comment on for questions #3 – #7. 3. Which program/Event, park, facility, or sports league do you wish to comment on? Program: Event: Park: Facility: Sports league: Other: 4. How did we do? Please circle the following rating: A. Registration Process Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA B. Customer Services Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA C. Program/Event Coordination by Staff Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA D. Overall physical condition Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA E. Overall Experience Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA F. Met Expectations Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor NA 5. I think the park, facility, Sports complex and or program I am commenting on is a good value for the fee I paid. Please circle your answer: Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree 6. Would you re-register for the program or return to the park, facility or Sports league based on your experience? Please circle your answer: Yes No 7. What did you particularly like about the program/ event, park, facility or Sports league? 8. How could your experience have been better? 9. What other programs, parks or facilities would you like to see offered? 10. Please use this space to provide any comments that you feel will help us provide better service to our residents. 11. Would you like a member of our staff to contact you? (If yes, please enter your contact information) Name: Phone: E-Mail: 12.

May we contact you if we want to better understand your survey? Yes

No

Once you have finished the survey, please detach this survey and either mail or drop off the survey at the Parks and Recreation Main Office. Mailing Address: Parks & Recreation, Attn: William Ford, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos TX 78666 Physical Address: Grant Harris Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666 We appreciate you taking the time to give us the information we need in order to serve you better! We hope you will continue to use your San Marcos Parks and Recreation Programs, facilities and parks. 54

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2014 Spring/Summer Activity Guide