Galveston Park Board

Mary Beth Bassett

Given the natural significance of the upper Texas coast, and the abundance of marine life that lives and breeds along the shoreline, mechanized beach cleaning equipment is regulated by the US Federal Government. Regulations and controls to protect endangered wildlife and conserve the beac…

Mary Beth Bassett

In 2007, we were at 5.4 million visitors to the Island. After Ike, those numbers fell to 4.5 million and in 2012 we were able to bring that number back up to 5.7 million. We have also increased visitor spending from $580 million in 2007 to $872 million in 2018. We have the comparison data if…

Mary Beth Bassett

Just to clarify one point - the requirements state that the beaches will be cleaned when the average height of the seaweed is 2.5’ or higher and ground cover width of 10’ or more OR 1.5’ or higher and ground cover width of 20’ or more AND the landing must impact greater than 50% of the HOA/P…

Mary Beth Bassett

The east end of the Island naturally accretes sand. The Sand Management Plan that we developed with the Corp was divided into six (6) distinct reaches and each was given a priority ranking in consideration for location, usage, economic potential, legal issues, and accreting/erosional status.…

Mary Beth Bassett

Galveston Park Board commented on Seawall changes are nice, but are inconsistent

Thanks for the feedback, Mrs. Dunham. The original schedule for the facilities to be opened was from 10 am to 7 pm. Seeing much demand, we changed the hours to 7 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 7 am to 9 pm on weekends. These bathrooms are brand new for us and there is a design glitch that may e…