San Marcos Riverfront Parks Reopen Friday


SAN MARCOS, TX – As temperatures continue rising many are looking for outdoor activities. In San Marcos, riverfront parks will begin reopening Friday.

According to KABB, parks will be open for active recreation seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The river will be open for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, dog walking, and exercising is permitted on park trails open to the public

Areas with orange fencing will remain off-limits to the public and the following areas will remain closed: playgrounds, basketball courts, pavilions. The following facilities will also remain closed: Rio Vista Pool, Bicentennial Park, Children’s Park, Thompson’s Island, Cape’s Dam/Camp, and Dog Park.

The following parks will reopen Friday:

  • Rio Vista Park
  • City Park (including Dog Beach)
  • San Marcos Plaza Park
  • Juan Veramendi Plaza Park
  • William & Eleanor Crook Park
  • Hays County Veterans Memorial
  • JJ Stokes Park
  • Ramon Lucio Park (including the San Marcos Wildlife Annex)

Lion’s Club Tube Rental will open on Monday, June 1. Information about the reopening of the Lion’s Club Tube Rental may be found at or on their Facebook page.

Visitors are advised and expected to use caution and exercise responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes maintaining social distancing from members that do not belong to their households, washing hands frequently, and wearing a mask or face covering if they are closer than six feet from other people.

Bathrooms and hand washing stations will be cleaned three times a day and will be closed at dusk.

Parking will be allowed at the following places: Fish Hatchery, Ramon Lucio Park, and along CM Allen Parkway and Cheatham Street. No parking allowed at Rio Vista Park.

“We know the community is excited to see our river parks reopen, but we strongly advise park-goers to maintain personal responsibility when it comes to keeping themselves and those around them safe,” said Mayor Jane Hughson. “The virus is still in our City and is still very contagious, so large crowds of people in our river parks are highly discouraged.”

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