Park Board Administration
Phone: (409) 797-5000

To contact us, please click on the person’s name.

  • Kelly de Schaun, Executive Director - General Manager for the operations of the properties and programs under the jurisdiction and leadership of the Park Board of Trustees, including but not limited to the departments of Beach Maintenance, Beach Patrol, Park Management and Tourism Development as well as the properties of Stewart Beach, Dellanera RV Park, R.A. Apffel Park and Seawolf Park and the Visitors Centers. Works closely with the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders to address issues that affect tourism on the island.

  • Mario Rabago, Deputy Director - Directly supervises all programs and projects related to the maintenance and improvement of the beaches and properties under the stewardship of the Park Board. Interfaces with the Beach Management Advisory Committee and other interested stakeholders. In the absence of the Executive Director, performs the necessary duties to ensure seamless operations.

  • Karen Blute, Executive Secretary – Serves as Board Reporter for the Board of Trustees with the responsibility of formulating, posting and distributing meeting notices, recording and transcribing minutes of Board meetings. Prepares official correspondence and other documents and reports for the Board and the Executive office.
    Phone: (409)-797-5147

  • Georgia Alvarado, Receptionist – Responsible for the general day to day operations of the office, records retention and HR documentation. Answers Park Board phones and assists visitors. Prepares departmental reports for the Beach Parks, Beach Cleaning, Beach Patrol, and processes Park Board Beach Passes.
    Phone: (409) 797-5151

Park Board Operations

Galveston Beach Patrol

Visit the official website of The Galveston Beach Patrol at www.galvestonbeachpatrol.com.
Phone: (409) 763-4769

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