The Park Board serves the Island as the official governmental entity in charge of all tourism efforts. However, the Park Board does not limit itself to tourism and is committed to its valued role in improving the quality of life for the Islands local community. The Galveston Park Board manages all vendors south of the seawall, Beach Parks, and Fort Crocket. The vendors range from umbrella and chairs, jet skis, snow-cones, and food vendors. All vendors must go through the Galveston Park Board to have an agreement to become a vendor in these areas.
The Galveston Park Board of Trustees invites all vendors and encourages minority owned, small business owners and local entrepreneurs to consider Galveston Island as its next business venture.

The Galveston Island Park Board reserves the right to alter its Concessionaire Program and Concessionaire Policies at any time. Please fill out the online application. Once the application is filled out, the Parks Management will schedule a preliminary meeting to discuss the vending proposal with a member of staff. Discussion may include modifications to business plan and potential lease rates.

Application fee: $500.00

Base rates are standardized and subject to change

Galveston Park Board accepts vendor applications year-round. During the peak time, applications could be placed on hold if all vending spots are full.

For Vendor Site, review the link below:

No Credit Card are accepted as form of payment.

To All Park Board of Trustees Current & Future Concessionaires

Effective January 1, 2006, current and potential vendors of the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston must complete the Conflict of Interest Questionnaire in accordance with Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code. In particular, please focus your attention to the following sections of the Code:
  • 1762 Applicable to Certain Vendors and Other Persons
  • 1766 Disclosure Requirement for Vendors and Other Persons: Questionnaire
View a listing of the current Park Board of Trustees and key staff members for the Park Board of Trustees