Welcome to Galveston County’s playground; where we offer exceptional life experiences!
JULY IS PARK & RECREATION MONTH
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation month. This July we're celebrating 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and the enduring power of parks and recreation for the world - 80s style! Need something to do this month? Use this calendar for a list of daily activities to get you and your family active within the Galveston County park system!
Recognizing 1985 was an important year for Park and Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association is hosting a Throwback Thursday Instagram Video Challenge. Show them how you get retro in your parks and recreation with a 15 second video. NRPA will choose their favorites on July 9, 16, 23 and 30 and award a weekly prize. Make sure you tag NRPA and use the hashtags #JulyPRM30 and #JulyTBTChallenge. Visit www.nrpa.org for official rules and more information.
Do the Things you Enjoy, Surrounded by Nature!
Galveston County parks are host to more than a half-million residents and visitors each year and home to a wealth of wildlife. Within the Galveston County parks system there is approximately 1,500 wonderful acres of recreational parkland nestled in the county’s neighborhoods for residents and visitors to enjoy. There are currently 20 parks and three undeveloped parkland areas, 10 public boat ramps, countless amenities and an impressive assortment of indoor and outdoor rental facilities that are easily accessible and expertly managed and maintained.
"Motion Wellness System" Senior Playground
Carbide Park - 4102 Main Street, La Marque
How do I use this system? Click here for instructions.
Galveston County Parks & Cultural Services opened the “Motion Wellness System”, the first playground of it's kind in Texas on Thursday, August 14, 2014. This system is used for focused training on balance & coordination and has activities to support ordinary daily life. The system offers a safe approach for older adults to improve and maintain their mobility, flexibility and balance skills. This safe approach will encourage independence and can be used as a fall prevention assessment and training tool.
This senior playground unit has the following components:
1. Fitness Steps
2. Fitness Ramp
3. Cobweb Floor
4. Zig Zag Pipe
5. Throttle Bar
6. Snake Pipe
7. Wavy Balance Beam
8. Knobs and Bolts
10. Stretching Board
11. Seated Bar Grab
12. High Chin Up Bars
13. Balance Stool & Bar
14. Low Chin Up Bars