How to spend your 2018 in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

There are nine trails to explore in the Purgatory Creek Park Nature Reserve.

There are nine trails to explore in the Purgatory Creek Park Nature Reserve.

Here are some suggestions for how to spend your time in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this year.


Hiking








Cullen Country Park
The 24-acre Cullen Country Park has scenic trails that run along Garlic Creek. The park also has picnic tables and a playground for public use.

211 Cullen Blvd., Buda





Historic Stagecoach Park
Abundant with wildlife and historic trees, the 51-acre park features a hike and bike trail system. The park also has an amphitheater, a playground and a council ring for Scouts.

880 Main St., Buda






Purgatory Creek Natural Area
Purgatory Creek features 10 hike and bike trails on more than 700 acres of land. During March 1-May 30, Paraiso Trail is closed to allow golden cheek warbler nesting.

2101 Hunter Road, San Marcos





Spring Lake Natural Area
Spring Lake Natural Area features over  6 1/2 miles of trails through 251 acres of undeveloped parkland. The nature area features a variety of flora and fauna.

921 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos





Markets









Buda Farmers Market
The Buda Farmers Market occurs twice a week year-round.

121 N. Main St., Buda (Saturdays)
767 Main St., Buda (Tuesdays)





Kyle Market Days
Local vendors gather in downtown Kyle every second Saturday from April through September.

101 S. Burleson St., Kyle





San Marcos Farmers Market
Residents can shop for fresh produce twice a week year-round.

155 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos (Saturdays)
312 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos (Tuesdays)





Cool Down









Gregg-Clarke Park Kyle Pool
The public pool offers open swim, recreational programs and swim lessons from May to September.

1100 W. Center St., Kyle





Five Mile Dam Park
Equipped with a swimming hole and shallow splash waters, the Five Mile Dam Park also has walking trails, a playscape and a 43-acre soccer complex.

4440 S. Old Stagecoach Road, San Marcos





Rio Vista Park Pool and splash pad
Located at Rio Vista Park, the public pool and splash pad is Americans with Disabilities Act  accessible and open from May to September. Along with the pool, the park features picnic areas and a basketball and tennis court.

555 Cheatham St., San Marcos





San Marcos River
Consistently at 72 degrees year-round, swimmers can splash around, float,kayak or paddleboard down the river. People can also snorkel in the river or use the various picnic areas.

Multiple drop in locations in San Marcos





Green Meadows Park splash pad
Expected to open just in time for the summer, East Buda will be getting a splash pad. The $286,000 project will begin construction in mid-March. A representative from the construction company Vortex said the splash pad can fit 25-50 people at a time and will have variety of water games for children to play with.

2357 Green Meadows Lane, Buda





Skate Parks









Jackson Tyler Norris Memorial Skate Park
The 10,000-square-foot skate park features rails, ramps and bowl for skateboarding enthusiasts.

480 S. Loop 4, Buda





San Marcos Skate Park
Adjacent to the San Marcos Public Library, the San Marcos Skate park sits on 1 acre of land and features a skate bowl and ramps. The skate park also has picnic tables and benches.

627 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos




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