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Posted on: August 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Close Out Summer at ‘Party in Your Park’ Aug. 23

Children playing giant Connect 4 game at a park with families playing in the background

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the third 2019 Party in Your Park event on Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Activities will include Gaga Ball, Mega Jenga, Giant Connect 4, and more group field games. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided at no cost. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on, if seating is preferred.

Texas State University’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will be on-site giving away free backpacks to attendees. The backpacks will be given out a on first-come, first-served basis.

Party in Your Park is a series of events to facilitate community engagement in the City’s neighborhood parks. Attendees enjoy a fun, safe evening while socializing with their neighbors.

The City would like to thank Grande Communications and Ted Miska Insurance Agency, Inc. for their generous support as the “Life of the Party” sponsor, and Ault & Ault Orthodontics as the “Social Butterfly” sponsor of Party in Your Park. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer, please email

The next Party in Your Park is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 at Eddie Durham Park. Please visit for details and updates. If you have any questions please contact Youth Services Coordinator Catherine Marler, at

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos with the highest quality of programs, parks, facilities and services to positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike, but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908 and is committed to cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards; to promoting unity and friendship among college women; to studying and helping alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature; and to maintaining a progressive interest in college life and to be of service to all mankind.



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