Galveston Beaches will be closed July 3-5, 2020
For the health and safety of visitors and employees, the Galveston Park Board has adopted rigorous cleaning procedures at its parks. Among the procedures put in place are cleaning bathroom surfaces and high touchpoint areas on an hourly basis, increasing the frequency of trash removal, and sanitizing park equipment daily. In addition, measures have been taken to ensure proper social distancing in queues and at public gathering places.



As part of a long-term strategy to be good stewards of the coastal environment while protecting Galveston’s No. 1 tourism asset, the Park Board periodically takes on special projects aimed at improving recreational experiences at Galveston’s beaches, preventing the erosion of Galveston’s shoreline and reducing the long-term cost of beach maintenance. These projects are guided by the Park Board’s recently adopted strategic sand management plan as well as master plans for Galveston’s beach parks.


Current Projects

2016-2017 Phase III Beach Nourishment: Seawall East

In October 2016, the Park Board began a $19.5 million beach nourishment project that will replenish and expand seawall beaches from 12th to 61st streets. The project, to be completed during the spring of 2017, was brought about by a partnership with the Park Board, the City of Galveston’s Industrial Development Corp., the Texas General Land Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • • Economic and Natural Resource Benefit Study (PDF)
  • • Seawall Permit (PDF)
  • 2015 Phase II Beach Nourishment: Seawall West

    In November 2015, the Park Board unveiled 15 blocks of new beach along the seawall west of 61st Street. The new beach area, named Babe’s Beach after former Texas Rep. A.R. “Babe” Schwartz, was the result of a $23 million investment and collaborative effort sponsored by the Park Board, City of Galveston and Texas General Land Office with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named Babe’s Beach one of 2015’s top five Best Restored Beaches in America.