GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston Island State Park will reopen its beach side portion to the public on June 27 after completing a major redevelopment project which began in the summer of 2019.
Improvements to the park include a new park headquarters building, two new restrooms and renovations to an existing restroom, new roads, 95 new campsites, two new changing areas and rinse off showers, 20 new shade shelters in the day-use area, and a seasonal equestrian day-use area, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced in a release.
Additionally, there will be more than five miles of hiking trails, a newly remodeled nature center on the bay side, two observation towers, two boardwalks, three kayak launch locations on the bay side, a new vendor area, and three new group-use pavilions on the beach side.
“In 2008, Hurricane Ike impacted families and individuals across the upper Texas coast,” Interim Superintendent of Galveston Island State Park Kody Waters said in a release. “After Galveston Island State Park was damaged during the storm, we were able to reopen temporarily while this larger scale project was planned. It has been a long time coming, and I could not be more excited for public to once again experience the park at its fullest.”
View images of some of the renovations below.
For more information about the park, visit tpwd.texas.gov.