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Economic Impact of Tourism on Galveston Island, 2013 Analysis

Tourism is a significant contributor to business sales, employment and taxes on Galveston Island. Click here for the 2013 report prepared by Tourism Economics.

Parks Managed by the Park Board

Galveston Island is widely known for its 32 miles of beautiful Gulf beaches. The Park Board manages several parks that offer restrooms, showers, concessionaires and other amenities to enhance visitors’ experience. The parks include Stewart Beach, East Beach, three Pocket Parks, Delanera RV Park, and Seawolf Park. more

Beach Patrol

Galveston's beaches are among the most challenging in the country for lifeguards. The diverse beach population often has little or no beach experience, and strong lateral currents coupled with rock jetties is a dangerous mix. The Galveston Island Beach Patrol is among the top lifeguarding agencies in the country. more

Beach Maintenance

The Park Board owns and operates a fleet of heavy equipment for removing dangerous debris from the beaches and managing the annual seaweed deposits.

Special Events

The Park Board assists special event organizers through logistical support, marketing and public relations. Special events such as Mardi Gras, FeatherFest, Yaga’s Wild Game Cook-off, Movie Nite on the Strand, and AIA Sandcastle Competition, benefit from this support…just to name a few. For a list of events, click here.