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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Better Parks for Galveston, City hosting unveiling of sculpture in Shield Park

The public is invited to attend a sculpture unveiling in Shield Park, located at 33rd and Church streets, on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:15 PM.

Better Parks for Galveston and the City of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department are excited to unveil this sea turtle sculpture by artist Tracy Van Horn Reed in Shield Park.

The sculpture, titled “Coach,” was created by Reed in honor of the Ray T. Sheppard youth baseball league. This is the fourth Turtle About Town placed in a Galveston park in partnership with the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Better Parks for Galveston sponsored the project, and the turtle was installed with the help of the City of Galveston. 

“Better Parks for Galveston is thrilled about this opportunity to support art in a public green space,” said Mary Cooper, Better Parks for Galveston President. 

Better Parks, Vision Galveston and the City of Galveston have made Shield Park and Jones Park two priority areas for park improvement. 

Better Parks for Galveston will also announce the organization’s 2023 honoree during the event at Shield Park. Better Parks for Galveston is a non-profit organization established in 2014 to support the Galveston Parks and Recreation Department and the development of city parks and their facilities and programs. 

Please join us for this special occasion! 

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