Activity center

San Marcos Activity Center to reopen May 2 after flood damage

The San Marcos Activity Center is set to reopen for community use after nearly six months.

The center closed unexpectedly last October after a pipe failure caused several inches of water to blanket the facility. New drywall, tile, carpeting, flooring and doors have been installed throughout the facility and the electrical and plumbing has been restored, the city says.

The San Marcos Activity Center will reopen for community use after nearly six months. The center closed unexpectedly last year due to a burst pipe.

The city says it was responsible for an initial $2,500 in deductible costs, when the total cost of the repair project was $2.5 million. The Texas Municipal League’s intergovernmental risk pool is still evaluating the cause of the pipe failure.

Memberships, suspended since the closure in October, will resume on May 2. Automatic payments will be drafted starting June 1.

The opening hours of the center are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (pool closes at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

In person Total Wellness Course will resume at the Activity Center upon reopening, but virtual classroom options will still be available.

The San Marcos Activity Center opened to the public in 1997 following a $5.3 million bond election that passed in 1994. The facility celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and a renovation project recently updated changing rooms, restrooms and carpeting.