San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

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Help Make Connections to Last a Lifetime

Now is the time to act!

Tuesday evening
SMGA prep meeting for the Master Plan Rodeo and the Growth and Preservation Allocation exercise.
We will meet at the San Marcos Public Library large meeting room.
NEW DATE Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 pm to get an update on the master plan from city staff and 6:00 pm to receive information about greenways in San Marcos from SMGA.
Abby Gilfillan and Betsy Robertson will give a 10-15 minutes describing the process, future and why we have a master plan followed by a brief Q&A session. Afterwards, join SMGA to hear about how greenways can be incorporated into the Master Plan and why it is so crucial for us to do it now.

San Marcos has an abundance of creeks with floodways that can serve as greenways. Greenways along creeks can become part of a hike and bike system that connects the places where we live, learn, work, and play.

The greenways in San Marcos can also:

  • Protect continuous linear swaths between development, parks and natural areas
  • Limit building in floodways and floodplains
  • Promote water quality and flood safety
  • Protect the interests of land owners (through conservation easement, etc.)
  • Ensure proactive planning for greenways by state, county and city planners. Assist developers with planning by designating greenway locations
  • Attract state and federal transportation money for greenways

Join SMGA at the San Marcos Public Library on August 28 at 5:30 to learn more!

Wednesday, 29 August (attend one of two sessions)
The city will conduct two sessions for the Growth and Preservation Allocation Exercise. The sessions will take place and Dunbar Community Center. The first session will run from 1-4 pm, the second from 5:30-8:30 pm.

What do you want San Marcos look like in 2035? San Marcos residents are invited to show city planners where they would like to see the community grow in the coming decades Here is an introduction from Matt Lewis, Director of Planning and Development Services:

“Now it’s time for the real work to begin. The next event is called the Growth and Preservation Allocation exercise and is scheduled for August the 29th at Dunbar Community Center at either 1 pm or 5:30 pm. This will be a fun and important activity, and the public will work together in groups with the Committees.”

Learn more about the exercise at

Design Rodeo
Date: 9/10/2012 – 9/14/2012 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Public participation is encouraged
Location: San Marcos Activity Center Rooms 1&2

This event will be a public planning process to determine the details of the city’s
comprehensive plan. Learn more at the city’s website:

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