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WE SUPPORT COMMUNITY PARKS AND RECREATION 

FUNDRAISING

Through events, fundraisers, collaborative efforts and with donations from individuals like you, we raise funds to support great causes in our community. 

VOLUNTEER

Whether it's leading a hike, fixing a trail or staffing an event, we're there!

ADVOCATE

We're a voice for the value of parks  and recreation in our community, supporting our City staff and other providers of programs and places to play and enjoy.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 for the 7th annual
KAISER PERMANENTE DOUBLE PEAK CHALLENGE

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 8am - 12pm
Lakeview Park @ Discovery Lake

Please join us in celebrating San Marcos parks and trails by enjoying guided hikes and kid-friendly activities. There will be a hikers & walkers route, a kid's bike ride, and an equestrian riders route!
 

  • A challenging, 7-mile hike with more than 1,000 feet of elevation gain will be offered to Double Peak Park via the Cima Loop Trail and La Plaza Drive.

  • A 1-mile interpretive walk will feature the flora and fauna of the Discovery Creek Trails.

  • A 3 and 6-mile equestrian trot will also be offered starting from the Ridgeline Trailhead (102 San Elijo Road, San Marcos).


Vendors, SDMBA bike course and event sign-in all begin at 8am!

7-mile hike, flora and fauna walk and equestrian trot will all begin shortly after 9am! 
 

 

ABOUT US

Our mission is to advocate for the health and happiness of the community and visitors to San Marcos by enhancing the city’s Parks & Recreation programs and facilities. The Friends of San Marcos are dedicated to responsible stewardship with an emphasis on collaboration, reaching out, and working to realize shared goals. 

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Kathryn Gray - President

Steve Wagner - Vice President
Marty Walls- Secretary
Debbie Thompson - Treasurer

Kent Aden - Director

Nick Buck -Director

Lauren King - Director
Travis Lindsay - Director

Holly Malan - Director

Jason Simmons - Director

Michael Taylor - Director

Buck Martin - City Staff

Andrea Gonzalez - City Staff

Kat Trost - City Staff

 

CONTACT

CONTACT

Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

 

FriendsofSMPR@gmail.com


Phone: (760) 744-9000

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DONATE

The Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation is a registered non-profit organization.  501(c)(3) tax ID 90-0984640

 

There are many ways to donate, please send us an email or give us a call and we can talk about your donation, otherwise, for general donations, use our PayPal link below.  You can also help us earn just by shopping online, by choosing us as a beneficiary on Amazon.com, see details below.

Amazon Smile

What if we told you that, with every purchase you make, you could make a donation at no additional cost to the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation. With AmazonSmile, YOU CAN! When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to a charitable organization of your choice. Here's how to do it easily!


1. Sign into www.smile.amazon.com with your normal Amazon login info.
2. Under "Your Account" select "Change your Charity"
3. in the "Find your Charity" search bar, type Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and click "search"
4. Click "select" next to "Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation"
5. Shop till your heart's content and feel good that part of your purchase benefits parks and recreation in your community!

 

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

Paypal

It's as easy as pie.  Just click the button above and make a donation of any size to the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation via Paypal.