The Galveston Island State Park has numerous events going on this month. These events are fun for the entire family. Most events are free, however, you must pay $5 to get into the park. Galveston Island State Park is located on the west end of the Island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. Events are:
March 24th, 31st (6:30-7:30pm) – Ghost Hike & Mermaid Tails – This is a sunset beach hike and storytelling fun with Ranger Lisa. Come explore mysteries of the ocean from the safety of the land. We’ll be talking about myths of Galveston Island’s Native Americans, pirates, and explorers while we walk the beach.
March 24th, 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (10-11am) – Beach Exploration – Hunt for Island treasures with a knowledgeable guide. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway.
March 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration – Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise – Galveston Bay.
March 31st (1-2pm) – Paint Party – Learn to see Nature’s beauty in a new way. Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies are available for use.
April 14th (1-2pm) – Geocaching 101 – Learn how to find a hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. “Geo” = Earth, “cache” = something hidden, like treasure or supplies.
April 14th (7:30-8:30pm) – Stargazing 101 – The stars at night, are big and bright….deep in the heart of Texas. Do you know your stars? We can teach you a few or show you some cool ways to learn them all.
May 12th, June 16th (all day) – Galveston Island State Park: Texas Outdoor Family – Join this fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation. Go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.