2016-2017 Phase III Beach Nourishment: Seawall East
In October 2016, this $19.5 million beach nourishment project 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. The project was completed mid 2017 and provided to replenish and expand Seawall beaches from 12th to 61st Streets with upwards of one million cubic yards of sand. With the completion of this project the three phases combined represent the single largest beach nourishment project to date in the State of Texas.
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 2016’s top five Best Restored Beaches in America.
2015 Phase I Beach Nourishment: End of Seawall/Dellanera RV Park
During the spring of 2015, the Park Board unveiled a half-mile of newly nourished beach west of the Seawall at Dellanera R. V. Park. The $4.5 million project placed 118,000 cubic yards of sand on the shore, creating an expanded beach and protective dune. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named this beach as one of 2015’s top five Best Restored Beaches in America.