Jones Park and Shield Park Renovations - Jones Park located at 71st Street & Jones Drive is a large area with play structures, shade picnic areas, and lots of green space that is prone to flooding. Shield Park located at 33rd Street & Church is a park with basketball courts and picnic areas that are in need of repair. Both of these parks have plenty of potential for what our community can do when we work together! We have made these parks our priority for renovations with the help of Barbara & Dominick Sasser, UTSA School of Architecture, Vision Galveston, the city's Parks & Recreation Department, and generous sponsors!
Art in the Parks - We have now sponsored 3 sea turtle sculptures as part of the Turtles About Town Project. BPG sponsored a mural at Lasker Pool that pays tribute to the supporters of the pool project. We are always looking for artists and projects to enhance our city parks. Contact us if you have any suggestions.
Past & Ongoing Initiatives
Galveston Community Pool at Lasker Park - Better Parks for Galveston generated support and obtained funding for the construction and maintenance of a community public pool in Galveston. Funds raised have purchased lifejackets and family pool memberships and swim lesson scholarships.
Walking Trails - Better Parks for Galveston is working to create a series of walking trails to encourage exploration of the island, learning about its history and increasing accessible opportunities for physical activity around the community.
Fort Crockett Baseball Complex - Better Parks for Galveston is highlighting the City of Galveston's newest project, the baseball fields at Fort Crockett Baseball Park. Better Parks for Galveston is donating three sets of baseball pads situated against the brick wall behind home plate. Our first "art in the park" exhibit will be displayed as part of the "Turtles About Town" initiative. With the generous support of Moody Bank, three electronic scoreboards will light up the fields.