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Welcome Nine months ago the year was new and full of exciting possibilities. Before we knew it, that all changed. 2020 had other plans. Our facilities that were once full of energy became quiet and dark. We could no longer see you and say hi when you came in. We wanted to help book your daughter’s quinceanera. We wanted to hear about your grandson and his graduation plans. We wanted to loan you a pickleball paddle. We wanted to hear the sound of your shoes squeaking on the basketball court. We wanted to register you for a travel trip. We wanted to hear the songs from the Total Wellness workout classes. But instead, we had to close our doors. We adapted. We stayed busy. We learned new technology. We took our recreation virtual. We took our meetings virtual. We made phone calls to check on our senior population. We moved all program registration online. We moved membership purchases online. We updated our website to be more user friendly. We revamped our safety procedures. We sought out new ways to serve and stay connected to you. We made improvements to parks amenities. We recalibrated some of our events to roll with the changing times. Each day brought new challenges but never did we stray from our goal of working to improve the quality of life for you and your family. We know that some of you do not feel comfortable coming back just yet and that’s okay. We will be here when you are ready. We have missed you. We are back and we are stronger together! - your friends at San Marcos Parks and Recreation

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General Information Offices & Centers

San Marcos Parks & Recreation Main Office Mailing Address: 630 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos Physical Address: 401 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos Phone: 512.393.8400 Fax: 1.855.271.7633 Cephas House 217 W. MLK Drive Phone: 512.393.8400 Children’s Park (Playscape) 205 N. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400 Discovery Center 430 Riverside Drive Phone: 512.393.8327 Dunbar Recreation Center 801 W. MLK Drive Phone: 512.393.8400 Gary Softball Complex 2600 Airport Hwy 21 Phone: 512.393.8457

Old Fish Hatchery 206 N. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400

San Marcos Activity Center 501 E. Hopkins Street Phone: 512.393.8280

Park Ranger Station 555 Cheatham Street Phone: 512.393.8426

San Marcos City Hall 630 E. Hopkins Street Phone: 512.393.8000

Ramon Lucio Park 601 S. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400

San Marcos Plaza Park 201 N. CM Allen Pkwy Phone: 512.393.8400

Rec Hall-City Park 170 Charles Austin Drive Phone: 512.393.8400

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

Rio Vista Park and Tennis Courts 555 Cheatham Street Phone: 512.393.8400 Rio Vista Pool (Open Summer Only) 555 Cheatham Street Phone: 512.393.7031 San Marcos Dog Park 250 Charles Austin Drive Phone: 512.393.8400

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Discovery Center

Contacts

Eric Weeks Discovery Center Coordinator eweeks@sanmarcostx.gov

Drew Wells Director of Parks and Recreation dwells@sanmarcostx.gov Jamie Lee Case Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation jcase@sanmarcostx.gov

Administration

Conrad Chappell Discovery Center Specialist cchappell@sanmarcostx.gov

Forestry Kelly Eby Urban Forester keby@sanmarcostx.gov

Christie Murillo Administrative Coordinator cmurillo@sanmarcostx.gov

Maintenance

Kari Fontenot Administrative Assistant, Sr. kfontenot3@sanmarcostx.gov

Bert Stratemann Parks Operations Manager bstratemann@sanmarcostx.gov

Activity Center

Jimmy Venable Parks Maintenance Supervisor jvenable@sanmarcostx.gov

Jessica Ramos Recreation Manager jramos@sanmarcostx.gov

Recreation

Daniel Montemayor Activity Center Supervisor dmontemayor@sanmarcostx.gov

Lisa Morris Recreation Programs Manager lmorris@sanmarcostx.gov

Aquatics

Jennifer Mach Special Events and Marketing Coordinator jmach@sanmarcostx.gov

Jessica Guerra Aquatic-Fitness Program Coordinator jguerra3@sanmarcostx.gov Kimble Bridgeman Aquatic Supervisor kbridgeman@sanmarcostx.gov

Athletics Lane Supak Athletic Program Coordinator lsupak@sanmarcostx.gov Fernando Labra Athletic Program Specialist flabra@sanmarcsotx.gov

Nick Riali Senior Citizens Program Coordinator nriali@sanmarcostx.gov

Youth Catherine Marler Youth Services Coordinator cmarler@sanmarcostx.gov Tori Garcia Youth Services Specialist vgarcia@sanmarcostx.gov

Mission Statement To provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos with the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of community. 6

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Registration • Please visit www.sanmarcostx.gov/ACTIVEsmtx • To create an account, choose the option to “sign in/ up” • To login to an existing account, choose the option to “login” • Once you’ve signed in, click on “Register for Activities” under the “Online Services” headline • In the search bar, type in the name of the class, program, trip, activity, workshop, or event you are interested in signing up for. Hit “search.” • Click on the name class, program, trip, activity, workshop, or event and then select “add to cart.” • Choose your name from the drop-down box. Please read the blue “tips” box for details on how to register multiple participants. Click “next” to proceed to next step. • Complete all questions required for registration. This information is REQUIRED before attending the class, program, trip, activity, workshop, or event. • Review your registration selection and click “proceed to shopping cart.” If you need to register another participant, this is where you need to do so. There is a blue link on this screen that says “register another participant for this activity.” • Click on each waiver and read through them carefully. If you agree to what you read, initial the box to the left of that waiver. Once you’ve read and initialed both waivers, check the box to confirm that you’ve read and agreed. Click “check out.” • Choose a saved credit card from the list (for returning customers) or input a new credit card. • Click pay.

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 in addition to the fees that they 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.

Proof of Residency

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.

Wait lists Wait lists 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. Cancellations initiated by the customer will be charged a 5% refund fee. 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, camps, and contractual workshops will only be issued if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. Some trips are nonrefundable. 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 will have to be processed which will take two to four weeks.

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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. 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. For information regarding scholarships, call 512.393.8400 or visit http:// sanmarcostx.gov/1007/Youth-Activity-Scholarship

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. For the most up-to-date information follow us on Facebook! at https://www.facebook.com/ smtxCS Photo Disclaimer 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 City publications, promotions and any third party media coverage as the department deems necessary unless the participant expressly files a written objection 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. All City of San Marcos parks and facilities are smoke free zones. Speciality areas of the 8

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 and/or loss of deposit due to damage.

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 San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department 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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ADA In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the City of San Marcos will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or facilities. Individuals requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of San Marcos should contact the office of ADA Coordinator, Cindy Conyers (512.393.8065 or Voice/711 Texas Relay Service) or ADArequest@ sanmarcostx.gov as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. The City’s ADA Notice and Grievance Procedures can be found at www.sanmarcostx.gov/ADA De conformidad inglés pueden pedir ayuda llamando a la Ciudad al 512-393-8400.

San Marcos Activity Center Activity Center Annual Membership Fee Schedule

Family Individual

Resident $157 $84

Non-Resident $418

Senior Citizen Spouse

$52 $38

Youth (17 & under)

$31

$235 $126 $94

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Activity Center Daily Use Fees Resident Non-Resident Youth Entry Fee $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 resident/hr, non-member + entry fee $7 non-res/hr, non-member + entry fee

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

ALL FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Activity Center Membership Update Upon reopening of the Activity Center on September 16th, memberships will be reactivated. San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - Fall 2020

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San Marcos Activity Center 512.393.8280 501 E. Hopkins Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 6am-7pm (closed from 1pm-2pm each day) Thursday | Closed Saturday | 10am-5pm (closed from 1pm-2pm) Sunday | Closed For the safety of our patrons, the Activity Center is closed every Thursday and also each day from 1pm-2pm for sanitizing, disinfecting and thorough cleaning. We will be closed on the following city holidays: November 11- Veterans Day November 26, 27- Thanksgiving Holiday December 24, 25- Christmas Holiday 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 providing personal service in a friendly environment.

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Our newly renovated center has a 25 yard, four foot deep, indoor heated swimming pool with a lift. We also have two full-sized gymnasiums, three racquetball courts, a variety of cardio-fitness training machines including treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, stair steppers, elliptical 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 multi-station machine. All persons entering the Activity Center must present a valid membership card or a valid picture I.D. 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. The Walkers’ 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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Addendum to the Activity Center Policies and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Capacity The Activity Center will operate at 25% capacity. This is determined by each area of the facility, not the entire facility’s capacity.

Hours of Operation The Activity Center will operate on a modified schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 6am-7pm (closed from 1pm-2pm each day) Thursday | Closed Saturday | 10am-5pm (closed from 1pm-2pm) Sunday | Closed For the safety of our patrons, the Activity Center is closed every Thursday and also each day from 1pm-2pm for sanitizing, disinfecting and thorough cleaning.

Reservations Anyone visiting the Activity Center MUST make reservations through our Waitwhile reservation system before they come. www.sanmarcostx.gov/wwactivitycenter Reservations are at a one hour limit for each area. Patrons do not have to use their full hour but they must not go over that hour. Reservations must be made 1 hour in advance and cannot be made more than one week out. Patrons may only reserve each area one time per day, but they may reserve multiple areas to visit while they are at the Activity Center. Example: 7am-8am: Cardio Room 1 8 am-9am: Gymnasium for open play basketball 9 am -10 am: Cool down area We cannot accept walk-up reservations at this time. If you are unable to make your reservation online, you can call the Activity Center at 512.393.8280 and one of our front desk attendants will assist you in making a reservation.

Self-Check, Masks and Social Distancing Before patrons visit the Activity Center, we ask that they self-screen for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19: Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Diarrhea, Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit, Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19. All individuals must wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another individual not in the same household or, for those exercising outdoors, wherever the individual is not able to maintain a safe physical distance from others not in the same household. Patrons must wash or disinfect hands upon entering a gym or exercise facility or class and after any interaction with employees, other customers, or items in the San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - Fall 2020

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gym or exercise facility. Signs will be placed on the floor throughout the Activity Center recommending that patrons maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another. There will be place markers throughout the lobby area to designate six feet of distance between patrons as they wait to check in, wash their hands, scan membership cards, etc.

Check-in Process When patrons arrive at the Activity Center and have washed their hands, they then pass by the front desk and scan their membership card (if they are a member), or pay their fee if they are a guest. We will ask patrons to limit cash transactions. Members will hold on to their cards or have their barcode on their phone and they will be able to scan that at the front desk. The front desk will verify that a reservation has been made. If there is no reservation, patron will be asked to leave. Again, we are unable to take walk-up reservations at this time.

Equipment Check Out No rental or checkout of equipment such as racquetballs, racquets, basketballs or treadmill keys. To the extent a patron brings their own equipment to the gym or exercise facility, the patron should disinfect the equipment before and after use and not share equipment with others.

Weight and Cardio Equipment Disinfect any equipment before and after use. Treadmill keys will stay on treadmills to reduce front desk exchanges. It is recommended that patrons wear gloves while exercising.

Walking Corridor For the walking corridor, we have mandated one direction of walking and will have signs placed throughout in order to designate six feet of distance between patrons. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own device for keeping track of their laps.

Gymnasium There will be no full-court play at this time. The gym is separated into 4 areas for half-court games, with a maximum of six people per court. Volleyball nets will serve as dividers.

Pickleball The gym is reserved for Pickleball use on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am-11:50. Reservations to play must be made at this website: www.sanmarcostx.gov/wwpickleball. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance and cannot be made more than one week out.

Showers and Locker Rooms In the men’s showers, there will be a maximum of two individuals: one on each end of the shower stall. Daily use lockers will be blocked off and not available for use to maintain social distancing.

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Pool Capacity is six individuals with one swimmer per lane.Kickboards, noodles and weights will not be available. Patrons are allowed to bring their own to use. Do not move chairs. Swimming is in high demand. If you have registered for a spot and cannot be there, please be diligent about canceling your reservation.

Total Wellness Classes Classes will resume in person on October 5th. The schedule and information for a Total Wellness membership can be found here: https://www.totalwellness-sanmarcos.com/covid-19-response.html Due to limited class size, reservations must be made through Waitwhile at this website: www.sanmarcostx.gov/wwtotalwellness

Leaving the Activity Center Please keep in mind that the walking corridor around the building will be one way only, even upon leaving. The front doors will serve as our main entry and exit point so please be mindful of others while entering and exiting and maintain your safe six feet of social distance. The doors on the side of the building towards the parking lot will be for emergency exit only.

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Hobbies & Interests Discovery Center Virtual Workshops Organic Vegetable Gardening VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Join Alex at the Discovery Center to learn the ins and outs of growing vegetables and herbs in the fall. Gain valuable insight, tricks, and tips on protecting your garden from the cold and when to harvest for cold tolerant vegetables and herbs. Also learn about organic pest control basics. Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-6:45 Discovery Sep 30 W Sep 16 Sep 25 7705 PM Center

Wildflower & Pollinator Garden VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - The beautiful array of central Texas wildflowers we look forward to seeing every spring actually begin their germination process in the fall! Come learn about planting wildflowers in your own home landscape. We will also be discussing pollinator gardens and the best plant populations to bring these incredibly important and hard working visitors to your own garden spaces! Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-7:00 Discovery Oct 7 W Sep 16 Oct 2 7706 PM Center

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Sustainability VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Learn about the various types of methods that you can implement at your home to develop landscapes that are sustainable and functional. A properly designed sustainable landscapes should be beautiful and eco-friendly while saving resources and requiring minimal maintenance. They help keep water on your property, reduce localized flooding, reduce stormwater pollutants, conserve water, and even attract pollinator insects. This is a general introduction to rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, permeable surfaces, and native plants. Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-7:00 Discovery Oct 14 W Sep 16 Oct 9 7709 PM Center

Compost 101 VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Want to learn how to combine yard waste and kitchen scraps to create valuable compost? Regularly adding compost to your garden or yard builds soil, reduces water consumption, and improves the health of your plants. Additionally, using kitchen scraps as a resource instead of trash saves you money and reduces the amount of methane coming from the landfills. Join Conrad Chappell to learn how you can start reaping the benefits of composting. Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Classes:1 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-7:15 Discovery Oct 28 W Sep 16 Oct 23 7703 PM Center

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Monarchs & Milkweed VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Are you interested in creating your own monarch waystation? Conrad and Eric will teach us about the importance of monarch conservation, including ways you can not only improve monarch and other native pollinators in Central Texas. If you are concerned about the decline in native pollinators, come learn how you can help save them. Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-7:00 Discovery Nov 4 W Sep 16 Oct 30 7708 PM Center

Tree Pruning for the Future VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Urban trees growing in an open area need to be pruned for strength and good structure. Otherwise they just will look like a bush and not live as long. We will look at some common issues with poor pruning practices and how to prune for the future. Upon registration, a virtual workshop link will be emailed to you on the Monday before the workshop. Age: Fee:$0 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:00 PM-7:00 Discovery Nov 18 W Sep 16 Nov 13 7707 PM Center

Dance Beginner Belly Dance COVID Changes: The class is 45 minutes. Register online for the full program or pay $7.50 per class at the front counter. SPACE IS LIMITED. Learn this ancient form of art and dance in this fun and invigorating class! Our experienced instructor will teach you how to shake, shimmy, and move your body to the beat of the music! Opportunities for performances are available for committed students. Class will not be held on November 3. Age:At least 18 but less than 99y 11m Fee:$68 Classes:9 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 5:30 PM-6:15 Activity Sep 22 T Sep 21 Nov 17 7727 PM Center 24

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Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance COVID Changes: The class is 45 minutes. Register online for the full program or pay $7.50 per class at the front counter SPACE IS LIMITED. Continue to learn new moves and dance routines in this class. Opportunities for public performances to showcase your skills. Costumes encouraged -but are optional. Class will not be held on November 3. Age:At least 18 but less than 99y 11m Fee:$68 Classes:9 Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: San Marcos 6:15 PM-7:00 Activity Sep 22 T Sep 21 Nov 17 7728 PM Center

Senior Due to COVID-19, all regularly scheduled, indoor, 50+ Programs will continue to be SUSPENDED until further notice, except for Adult Pickleball Open Play. Some senior programs may return November in modified form that allows for social distancing.

Parking Lot Bingo Join us for a 50+ Special Event on November 12 ,2020, our first ever Parking Lot Bingo, sponsored by WellMed! The Activity Center parking lot will open at 9:30 AM and games will start at 10:00 AM. Cars will be parked in alternating spaces. Space is limited to 25 cars. You must sign-up for this event by emailing nriali@ sanmarcostx.gov or by calling 512-393-8275 and leave a message. Please let us know the driver’s name and total number of people that will be in the vehicle. Participants will remain in their cars and wear a mask if attending with non-family members. The Activity Center is closed on Thursdays and restrooms will NOT be available. Each person will be allowed 4 cards per game that will be printed on 1 sheet of paper. A new sheet of 4 cards will be used every game, for 10 games. Card sheets will be provided. Please bring your own card marking instrument. Join us for another 50+ Special Event on Thursday, December 10, 2020. We will be hosting Parking Lot Bingo – Holiday Edition, sponsored by WellMed! It will take place at the Activity Center parking lot at 10AM, weather permitting. The parking lot will open at 9:30 AM and cars will be parked in alternating spaces. Space is limited to 25 cars. You must sign-up for this event by emailing nriali@sanmarcostx.gov or by calling 512-393-8275 and leave a message. Please let us know the driver’s name and total number of people that will be in the vehicle. Participants will remain in their cars and wear a mask if attending with non-family members. The Activity Center is closed on Thursdays and restrooms will NOT be available. Each person will be allowed 4 cards per game that will be printed on 1 sheet of paper. A new sheet of 4 cards will be used every game, for 10 games. Card sheets will be provided. Please bring your own card marking instrument.

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Life Long Learning Our partner for in-person Life Long Learning classes, The Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos, has gone virtual...as they are using ZOOM in all courses. They help in setting up and learning how to operate the program. Please check-out their website for more information. www.LLLsanmarcos.org. To register for a class, email Marianne lifelonglearningsm@gmail.com or call her @ 512.216.6427. Their next round of courses include: Course 1. SHERWOOD BISHOP TALKS (two unique presentations) Free After 22 years of devotion and a lot of sweat Sherwood Bishop, founder and president of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance, continues to provide the inspiration and leadership of the nationally recognized and awardwinning environmental non-profit. (A) Wednesday, Nov. 18th from 6:30 to 7:45 pm (B) Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 6:30 to 7:45 pm Course 2. Virtual Tour of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum (NYC) December 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm via Zoom. Limited to 50 participants. Please register soon. This tour is live, interactive, and led by Museum staff. It is a 60-minute tour through the Museum’s key spaces providing a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks, and their continuing global significance. Texas Literature Book Club Course 3. Navigating Medicare 101 - 2 FREE Sessions When: Friday, November 20th from 10:30 to 11:30 am or Monday, Noivember 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare planning can be a daunting task. If you are turning 65, retiring soon, or considering changes to your existing Medicare plan this educational presentation by Medicare independent sales agent Michelle Feibus could be helpful. Outsmart the Scammers Course 4. Tell Me A Story: Wednesdays November. 11 & 18 and December 2, 9 & 16 from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. Fee is $20.00. Course Description: Join us for five weeks to explore a story from inception to performance. Begin by finding inspiration in your own life and learning the components of a story, then we move on to explore types of stories as well as exploring our audience. Course 5. Texas Literature Book Club. You are welcome to join the “CLUB” at any time. Just contact Marianne for an ‘invite’ to join the Zoom session you want to join. Tuesday, December 1 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm or Wednesday, December 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, free. We will read old, new, fiction and non-fiction works by Texas authors. Jo Snider will share background information on each of the authors as well as weave in “historical tidbits” as we discuss the various books read.

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50+Virtual Recreation Center San Marcos Parks and Recreation wants to continue to be the place for recreation, leisure, education, health, and wellness resources through COVID-19 for the 50+ Community. To do this, we created a 50+ Virtual Recreation page. There, you will find 50+ enrichment, exercise, virtual tours, and other online activities.

Mind & Body Gentle Yoga COVID Update: Mask is required for attendance. 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. $12 drop in; $30 per month; $50 six-class pass; $60 a month when combined with Yoga Flow on Mondays! Payment is made upon arrival to the class. Age:16 and up Fee:$12 Location:

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Sports Adult Fall Softball Do you enjoy the thrill of competition and being a member on a team? Enroll a team in our Softball Leagues. Age:At least 16 but less than 99y 11m Fee:$350 Classes:7 Monday Co-Rec Div III Co-Rec Division III is for the recreational player looking to have some fun. Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: begins: Gary Sports 7:00 PMOct 5 M Sep 16 Complex 11:00 PM

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Sep 30

7710

Tuesday Men’s C League Men’s C-League is the most competitive play with a 6-HR limit Location:

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Gary Sports Complex

Oct 6

7:00 PM11:00 PM

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Sep 16

Sep 30

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Tuesday Men’s D League Men’s D-League is for the competitive players who plays for the love of the game. 3-HR limit in this league Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: Gary Sports 7:00 PMOct 6 T Sep 16 Sep 30 7714 Complex 11:00 PM Wednesday Co-Rec Div II Co-Rec Div II is for skilled players looking to have some fun. We play with a 1-HR limit Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: begins: ends: Gary Sports 7:00 PMOct 7 W Sep 16 Sep 30 Complex 11:00 PM

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Thursday Men’s Church League Church league is for the skilled softball player who enjoys the fellowship of his team. We play with a 1-HR limit. Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: Code: begins: ends: Gary Sports 7:00 PMOct 8 Th Sep 16 Sep 30 7711 Complex 11:00 PM Thursday Men’s E League E-League is for the true recreational player looking to have some fun and get some exercise. Registration Registration Location: Start date: Time: Day: begins: ends: Gary Sports 7:00 PMOct 8 Th Sep 16 Sep 30 Complex 11:00 PM

Code: 7712

Fall Adult Volleyball Bring your co-workers, church buddies, or your family for an exciting night of Coed volleyball fun! Age:At least 16 but less than 99y 11m Fee:$175 Location:

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San Marcos Activity Center

Oct 12-Dec 12

7:00 PM-7:45 PM

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7729

Sep 21

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Pickleball There have been some changes made to the Adult Pickleball Program offered at the Activity Center. First, the Activity Center is now closed on Thursdays, so Pickleball is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also, you must to sign up to reserve a time slot to play. There are two, separate, one hour and a half time slots that are available each day Pickleball is offered. The first time slot is from 8:30 - 10:00 AM and the next time slot is from 10:15 - 11:45 AM. You are only allowed to sign up for one time slot per day. There will be four courts set up, with a maximum of four people per court with four people waiting/resting in each gym. Play lasts for an hour and a half and it is open play for both gyms. The gyms will not be designated as competitive or recreational. Participants must bring their own Pickleball paddles and ball (the green jug balls can be purchased through the front desk attendants). Players will only serve their ball. Masks must be worn at all times. All players must adhere to proper social distancing guidelines. All players must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to check the box that Constitutes Acceptance of said Release and Waiver. You can view the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability at www.sanmarcostx.gov/seniors and click on the Pickleball link on the left. You can sign up for one of the two Pickleball time slots by visiting www.sanmarcostx.gov/wwpickleball These Adult Pickleball Open Play rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Youth Jr NFL Flag Football Spend your Saturdays enjoying the flag version of the ‘Fall Classic’. Participants get the opportunity to develop basic motor skills, learn the rules and terminology, make friends, and have fun! Age:At least 4 but less than 12y 11m Fee:$50 Location:

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Five Mile Dam Soccer Complex

Oct 10

10:00 AM4:00 PM

Sa

Sep 16

Sep 30

7721

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Outdoor Activities Trick or Treat for Seniors Join us for our first ever Trick or Treat for Seniors sponsored by Brookdale San Marcos North. This drive through event will take place from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the San Marcos Activity Center parking lot. Brookdale San Marcos North will be handing out coloring books designed specifically for seniors. In addition, they will also hand out a free sack lunch to the first 30 seniors that arrive to pick up one of the coloring books. Don’t worry if you are not one of the first 30 in line. Brookdale San Marcos North will be handing out complimentary lunch tickets to the rest of those picking up a coloring book. These lunch tickets can be redeemed at Brookdale San Marcos North on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 11:30 AM-12:30PM, so you do not have to rush to the Activity Center to receive your free lunch. Coloring books and lunch tickets will be handed out while supplies last.

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Facility & Park Rental Info Facility Rental How To: 1. Look at the facilities the city offers for rental on the website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/parks. 2. For facility rentals: Half of the rental fee is due at the time of the reservation. Half of the remaining rental fee is due two weeks prior to your rental date. For hourly rate or day rates, please refer to our Facility Pricing Sheet (PDF). Click here to check availability. Call 512.393.8401 during business hours to reserve your date. For park, picnic area, pavilion, and gazebo rentals: The rental fee is collected to secure your reservation date. Click here to check availability. Call 512.393.8401 during business hours to reserve your date. For athletic field rentals: Please contact Lane Supak at 512.393.8287 to check availability. 3. Call 512.393.8401 to check availability and reserve your date.

Open Public Event How To: Open Public Events include festivals, concerts, community gatherings, races, cookoffs, and any other event open to the public that are located in City facilities and parks. If you are interesting in hosting an Open Public Event complete the steps below. 1. In order to reserve a facility or park for a special event, you must complete the online Open Public Event Application a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your event. You must receive approval of your event and confirmation that the facility or park is booked for you before proceeding to step 2. 2. Once approved, complete the Open Public Event Rental Agreement (PDF) and submit a signed copy to the Parks & Recreation Department. Insurance, waste management, event layout, security, and a safety management plan is required to be submitted prior to your event. If you have any questions, call 512.393.8400. 34

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New Guidelines Park Guidelines (including Dog Park & Skate Park) Hours: 8am-8pm If safety measures are not followed, the parks will be closed. • Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms as listed by the CDC Guidelines. • Groups may not exceed 10 individuals. • Stay 6 feet away from others not in your group. • Avoid gathering with others outside of your household. • Passive recreation is discouraged. • Cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash. • Consider wearing a face covering. • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Clean and sanitize your recreational equipment before and after use. • All other park rules apply.

Playground Guidelines Hours: 8am-8pm Parents and guardians should ensure children accessing the playground follow the safety measures listed below. If safety measures are not followed, the playground will be closed. • Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms as listed by the CDC Guidelines. • Play at your own risk. Play structures are not regularly cleaned or sanitized. • Wash and/or sanitize their hands before and after touching the play structures. • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Consider wearing a face covering. • Bring your own water bottle. • Avoid large gatherings. Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet apart from those not in your household. • All other park rules apply. • Have fun!

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Court Guidelines Hours: 8am-8pm If players do not respect occupancy, courts will be closed and/or locked. • Outdoor pickleball and tennis courts - double play is allowed. • Outdoor basketball courts - dribble, shoot, and participate in other ball handling drills or activities alone or with household members. • Please be vigilant in preventing the spread of the virus by practicing good hygiene as recommended by CDC Guidelines. • Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms as listed by the CDC Guidelines. • Please do not enter the courts if you have any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by the CDC guidelines. • Consider wearing a face covering. • All spectators and players waiting for a court must remain outside of the fence/off the court and are encouraged to stay in their vehicles, until a court becomes available. • Social distancing procedures must be practiced at all times. • Before, during and after play, players must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from other people. • Players should not share equipment with others outside their household. Players should label their name on a personal ball(s) that only they will touch during play (i.e. each player enters the court with his/her owns ball(s). • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet. • Players are encouraged to bring and use hand sanitizer. • Players are encouraged to place their personal items (backpacks, water bottles, etc.) at a safe distance (6 feet) from other player items to avoid any surface contact. • The emergency exit gates shall be left open to prevent surface contact. One way in, one way out. • No handshakes, paddle bumps or physical contact between players. • All other posted racquet court rules apply.

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PARK RULES •Temporary park hours: 8am-8pm •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 •Propane grills only •No charcoal or wood grills •Limit 1 grill per fixed picnic table site •Limit 1 shelter or tarp per fixed picnic table site San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department Activity Guide - Fall 2020

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