Paid Parking Starts On Saturday Along Galveston’s Seawall

For the first time in Galveston's history, drivers are about to have to pay to park on Seawall Boulevard.

The paid parking begins Saturday morning.  It will cover a 10-mile stretch in two sections — from 6th to 69th street, and from 81st to 103rd street.

Galveston Police Chief Henry Poretto says there will be no meters for people to drop coins into.

“The only way you can pay is by debit or credit card.  But you can do anything by phone.  You can even pay before you get here, so once you find a spot, you’re good.” 

Chief Poretto says officers will enforce the pay-to-park rule with license plate scanners.

“And the license plate, if you’ve paid for your parking or not, will be in that database.  And they’ll be able to issue citations for those people for people who haven’t done that, who haven’t paid.”  

Paid parking along the Seawall will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day of the year. It’s a dollar an hour, or $25 dollars for an annual pass.

The city plans to use the money raised to pay for improvements along the seawall, including upgraded restrooms with showers.

Payment Options: or call 1-866-234-7275


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