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.
The beach side of Galveston State Park will be closing on July 15 as renovations take place. The side facing the bay will remain open. This closing is expected to last for about three years, so if you really love the beach side of the park, these coming weeks will be your last chance to visit for a while!
June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6, 13 (10-11:15am): Beach Explorations – Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. Note that this typically weekly event will not occur after July 13 due to the closing of the beach side of the park.
June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7, 14, 21, 28 (10-11:15am): Bay Explorations – Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of the weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and the island paradise of Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abounds with life.
June 8th (9am-4pm): Baseball on the Bach with the Buffalo Soldiers -The Soldiers are looking for a little summertime fun and competition. Learn how the Buffalo Soldiers played the game of baseball in its early days. Several games will be played right on the beach, so gather some friends and see if you can beat the Buffalo Soldiers at their own game.