Galveston, TX – Galveston Island State Park will reopen its beach side section to the public on June 27 after completing a major redevelopment project that began in the summer of 2019.

Improvements to the park include a new park headquarters building, two new restrooms and the renovation of an existing restroom, new roads, 95 new campgrounds, two new changing rooms and flushing showers, 20 new shelters shade in the day-use area and a seasonal equestrian day-use area, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.

In addition, there will be over five miles of hiking trails, a newly renovated bayside nature center, two observation towers, two boardwalks, three bayside kayak launch sites, a new vendor area and three new group uses. beach side pavilions.

“In 2008, Hurricane Ike affected families and individuals across the upper Texas coast,” Galveston Island State Park Acting Superintendent Kody Waters said in a statement. “After Galveston Island State Park was damaged during the storm, we were able to temporarily reopen while this larger scale project was planned. It’s been a while in coming, and I couldn’t be more excited that the public can once again experience the park to the fullest.

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He has come a long way since this winter.

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See images of some of the renovations below.

Seating on the beach access boardwalk at Galveston Island State Park (Image courtesy of TPWD, Photo Credit: Nieco Payton)
Camping on the beach at Galveston Island State Park (Photo credit: Nieco Payton)
Galveston Island State Park Beach Headquarters (Photo credit: Nieco Payton)
Outdoor showers and changing rooms at Galveston Island State Park (Photo credit: Nieco Payton)
Beach Tent Mat at Galveston Island State Park (Photo credit: Nieco Payton)

For more information about the park, visit tpwd.texas.gov.

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