Waves Of Information

Posted on: March 12, 2018

Waves of Information for the week of March 12th

It's Spring Break in Galveston and we have some great tips for you in this week's #wavesofinformation!

Welcome to this week's Waves of Information for the week of March 12th! It's Spring Break on the Island and that means our beach pocket parks are open for visitors!

Pocket Parks #1 and #2 will be open through April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this weekend. The vehicle entry fee is $15 per car or you can buy annual/season passes for $50. Pocket Park #1 offers on beach parking and restrooms. Pocket Park #2 offers a beach pavilion with indoor showers, restrooms, a large deck with picnic tables, and ample paved parking. Both parks are on the west end and there are signs along FM 3005 directing you to them. After April 1st, the parks will be open on weekends through Memorial Day. From Memorial Day to Labor day the parks will be open 7 days a week! To find out more about these parks please visit www.galvestontx.gov/pocketpark1 and www.galvestontx.gov/pocketpark2.

As a reminder, the trolleys are operating from 10am to 10pm through next Monday!

We have expanded our trolley hours to accommodate our Spring Breakers! From now through Monday March 19th we will be operating our rubber wheel trolleys each day from 10am to 10pm. Trolley service will then return to it's off season hours of Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday, Saturday and Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For more information about routes, times, and the cost to ride please visit www.galvestontrolley.com!

As the City continues to streamline the water meter reading process and reduce the need for technicians to manually read meters, billing due dates for some customers may change.

There are numerous homes and businesses across the Island that need to be reorganized into the correct billing cycle so that the meters can all be read at the same time. This reorganization will have no effect on the amount of the customers’ bills, however, the homes and businesses being moved into the correct billing cycle will notice a change in their due date. The Water Department has put together an informational video to help explain the process that you can watch on our website at www.galvestontx.gov/billingcycleupdates.

Spring Break Safety Tips from the Galveston Police Department

With spring break already upon us, Galveston Island residents are sure to see an increase in traffic in visitors this week around the island. In response to this expected influx, the Galveston Police Department will be increasing presence and enforcement along our beaches the seawall and in our more popular tourist destinations. Here are a few things to remember to keep yourself safe and to make sure we all have a great spring break this year:

  • If you were going to be away from the vehicle always remember to lock, take, and hide. Make sure you lock your doors, take any valuables that you can with you, and hide the ones you cannot in a secure location like the glove box or the trunk
  • East beach is the only beach on Galveston Island that allows the consumption of alcohol, and no beaches allow any glass bottles. But no matter what you’re eating or drinking please help us keep the beaches clean by utilizing our trash cans or packing your trash out with you
  • If you are coming down to Galveston and plan on drinking alcohol please make sure you have a designated driver or you’re planning on staying down here which is always a great option. Galveston police officers will be out this week and this weekend working specific DWI task forces in an effort to keep our roadways safe
  • And as always... if you see something, say something.

We need your help to make sure our residents and visitors all have a safe and fun spring break here on Galveston Island!

Until next week Galveston...

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