Beach Toy Borrow Boxes
The Park Board has placed 2 Beach Toy Borrow Boxes on the Galveston Beachfront to provide a location for children to have access to beach toys for free and as a spot to donate beach toys instead of leaving them on the beachfront.
The Coastal Zone Management team picks up hundreds of beach toys left on the Galveston Island beaches every day. We noticed many people leaving toys on the beach thinking that the next family would use them. Which, although with great intention, usually creates additional litter on the beach.
This project was created as a result of the 2021 'Let's Talk Trash' roundtable series hosted by the Park Board for island residents. This roundtable experience gave the citizens of the Galveston community the opportunity to put forth ideas to mitigate the amount of trash ending up on the beaches we work so hard to keep clean.