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Posted on: May 24, 2019

News from the Boardroom for May's Meeting

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Board of Trustees Approves Submission of Three Coastal Erosion Grants 

At its meeting Tue...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Come See How #TourismPays in Galveston

When Galveston, a town of 50,000, welcomes more than 7 million visitors each year, there are plenty of impacts to the community. And many of those impacts are positive for island residents.

The community is invited to learn about those positive impacts and...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Sports Tourism A Success

One of the goals of the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), as the island’s tourism managers, is to help build off-season business. One way the organization plans to do this is by building the sports tourism sector. With the...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Family-friendly event offers community up-close look at how “Tourism Pays” in Galveston

Galveston is known for its pristine beaches and a world-class reputation for water safety standards, but the island did not achieve this status by happenstance. The public will now have the unique chance to learn how the island’s organizations come togeth...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Galveston Naval Museum To Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The Galveston Naval Museum is inviting the public to join them at their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th, 2019 at 100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Texas. The ceremony will begin at 11 am and the museum will provide free admission to attendees from ...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for Trustees

Interested in serving as a Trustee for the Park Board? The City of Galveston is now accepting applications for those interested in serving on the Park Board of Trustees. You can apply with the City Secretary's office online at www.galvestonparkboard.org/h...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

2018 Tourism Numbers Break Records

Galveston Island welcomed 7.2 million visitors in 2018, up from 7 million in 2017. The numbers reflect another record-breaking tourism season that has a far-reaching impact to the island.

The figures come from an economic impact study commissioned by the G...

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View the 2018 Economic Impact of Tourism Anaylsis Inside the Park Board
Posted on: April 1, 2019

April "Island Times | A Park Board Update"

Each month, our incredible team members make significant strides throughout the community to further the mission of the Galveston Park Board. The "Island Times | A Park Board Update" is a monthly publication that highlights those achievements, b...

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View The April 2019 Island Times Report... Inside the Park Board
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Parking Program Progress

Lately, I’ve been getting some questions about the seawall parking program, facilities, and services there. I’d like to take this opportunity to offer some clarification.

How much has the parking program earned to date?

The City...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Begin Birding With The Big Sit

Galveston is a birding mecca. Thanks to its prime location on the trans-Gulf migration route, hundreds of bird species pass through or reside on the island.

And, just like the birds that flock to the island, birders do too. Those who think they might like ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Grass Roots Marketing At Consumer Shows

As public relations director for the Park Board, much of my job involves relating to the media, but I do also have opportunities to relate directly to potential visitors to the island.

One such occasion was at the end of March when a colleague and I attend...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: April 11, 2019

News from the Boardroom for March's Meeting

 Galveston Park Board Update: March 26, 2019 

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26th at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Park Board Employees Demonstra...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Introducing the Financial Transparency Page

After watching a recent city of Galveston City Council workshop session that centered on the Park Board’s finances, I did some digging. I went directly to the Park Board website and searched for some of our financial records.

Even though I knew t...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

March "Island Times | A Park Board Update"

Each month, our incredible team members make significant strides throughout the community to further the mission of the Galveston Park Board. The "Island Times | A Park Board Update" is a monthly publication that highlights those achievements, b...

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View The March 2019 Island Times Report... Inside the Park Board
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Participate in the Galveston Tourism Summit

In anticipation of National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5-11, the Galveston Park Board and the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host its fifth annual Tourism Summit on May 2. Anyone who works in the tourism industry in Galvest...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Blazing Trails at the East End Lagoon

If you haven’t visited the East End Lagoon lately, you may want to reconsider. Recently, walking trails and signs have been added to the nearly 700-acre parcel that will enhance your experience there.

The trails form a half-mile loop through the ...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Have Fun In This Tourist Town

It seems like there’s never a dull moment — or weekend — in Galveston. With Mardi Gras in the rearview mirror, spring break is now in full swing.

Spring break is a time of year I’m glad to live in a place where many others choose to vacation. If you’re sta...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Beach Cleaning Contingency Planning

If you’ve lived on the island very long, you’ll remember that summer 2014  brought with it tons and tons of seaweed. Known as the “Summer of  Seaweed,” the Park Board has spent a lot of time &m...
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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Mardi Gras! Galveston Gives Back

More than 350,000 people are expected to visit Galveston during its 108th Mardi Gras celebration taking place Friday through March 5. While much attention is given to the parties, parades, and entertainment, less is given to the many nonprofit organizatio...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Readers’ Questions: Stewart Beach Pavilion

STEWART BEACH_A VISIONING PROCESS

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Readers Questions: Stewart Beach Pavilion 

 

Galveston is blessed with many attributes, chief among them is an engaged citizenry. Many islanders and area residents have offered their opinions and ha...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 11, 2019

Have Fun In This Tourist Town

It seems like there’s never a dull moment — or weekend — in Galveston. With Mardi Gras in the rearview mirror, spring break is now in full swing.

Spring break is a time of year I’m glad to live in a place where many ...

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