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The United Way Initiative

Current Iniatives

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!

Lasker Pool

Shade Structures and

Tennis Court Resurfacing


Located at 2016 43rd Street Galveston, TX 77550


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.

Adoue Park


Located at 710 12th Street, Galveston, TX 77554

The United Way


The United Way Galveston is excited to announce the launch of our newest program, Born Learning + Baby Smart Galveston, which began March 1, and we’re partnering with Nia Cultural Center, GISD and the City of Galveston’s Families, Children, and Youth Board. This program, anchored by a new trail at Adoue Park by Rosenberg Elementary School and seed-funded by Better Parks for Galveston, is for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-6. The purpose of the Born Learning Trail is to teach those who have young children how they can turn everyday moments (like playing outside or shopping for groceries) into learning opportunities. 

The goal is to have more children enter GISD ready for kindergarten and on their way to a healthy, educated, and financially stable life.

Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers, and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground.

Signs are available in English and Spanish and translations can also be made to most other languages.

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