About the Park Board

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The Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, is a governmental entity created by a special act of the Texas Legislature in 1962 for the purpose of directing all tourism efforts for Galveston.

The State of Texas requires that a nine-member board be appointed by the City Council, with four members appointed on alternate years for two-year terms and a City Council representative appointed annually.

The Park Board employs a full-time, year-round staff with additional seasonal employees as needed.

The mission statement of the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston is to position Galveston Island among the top five tourist destinations in the State of Texas by accepting responsibility for Galveston's number one industry: Tourism. They are responsible for promoting Galveston Island, its diversity and natural resources, and are committed to sustaining a world-class organization through visionary leadership, empowerment of staff, human development and effective appropriation of resources.

The Park Board of Trustees offices are located at 601 Tremont Street and their main phone number is (409)797-5000.