As part of a long-term strategy to be good stewards of the coastal environment while protecting Galveston’s No. 1 tourism asset, the Park Board periodically takes on special projects aimed at improving recreational experiences at Galveston’s beaches, preventing the erosion of Galveston’s shoreline and reducing the long-term cost of beach maintenance. These projects are guided by the Park Board’s recently adopted strategic sand management plan as well as master plans for Galveston’s beach parks. 

Current Projects 

2016-2017 Phase III Beach Nourishment: Seawall East 

In October 2016, the Park Board began a $19.5 million beach nourishment project that will replenish and expand seawall beaches from 12th to 61st streets. The project, to be completed during the spring of 2017, 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.

More Information on the Project

  1. Sheryl Rozier

    Project Manager
    Phone: 409-797-5138

Side by Side Beach Restoration
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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 2015’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.