Paid Galveston Seawall parking begins Saturday

Parking will cost $1 an hour or $8 a day

GALVESTON, Texas - Beginning Saturday, you'll have to pay to park on the Galveston Seawall.

The paid parking will starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Visitors to the Seawall will be able to use a mobile app, the internet, or a mobile phone to pay for parking.

The parking transactions are transmitted in real-time to reflect payment status to parking ambassadors and patrol cars.

It will cost you $1 an hour or $8 a day.

Annual parking passes are also available for $25.

The paid parking will be in effect from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. everyday.

The paid parking areas will include the north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard from 6th to 69th Street and 81st to 103rd Street.

The area between 69th and 81st Street will be free of charge. 

All parking payments are associated to your license plate and are non-transferable, eliminating the need to display a receipt on your vehicle's dash, or to display a sticker or hanging tag. 

"We feel great accomplishment in seeing this parking plan launch," commented Galveston Police Department Chief Henry S. Porretto.

"The project has been complex and is the culmination of many staff hours and cooperation. We worked diligently to find the best solution and carry out the wishes of our voters and look forward to realizing the Seawall improvements in the future."

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