Rio Vista Falls to open to the public on May 7

Staff Reports

The Falls on the San Marcos River at Rio Vista Park will be open for use beginning on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Falls were closed for repair in October of 2021. Most of the fencing will be removed from the area except for the work staging area and portions of the sidewalk that will be repaired in the coming week.

Maintenance included repairing voids, undercutting, and deepening the foundation toe of the bank and instream structures. A protective layer of rock armoring around the foundation was also installed. The maintenance strategy will provide a more robust system of protection against river currents and future floods. 

“We are excited to open the Rio Vista Falls area in time for what is forecasted to be a hot Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day weekend,” stated Greg Schwarz, Senior Engineer. “We hope San Marcos residents enjoy the newly restored Falls. This area allows river goers to access and recreate in the river and on its banks while maintaining the health and stability of the river system.”

For more information about the project, please visit the Rio Vista Falls Maintenance project page.

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