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Welcome to Galveston County’s playground;  where we offer exceptional life experiences! 
 
JULY IS PARK & RECREATION MONTH!
Use the Activities Calendar to visit Galveston County Parks each day in July!
·         We’re celebrating the super powers of parks and recreation and all the ways these local, community resources add value to our daily lives.
·         We’re challenging everyone to discover their super powers at Galveston County parks and recreation facilities whether it’s running a mile, building a new network of friends or finding your green thumb. 
CLOSURE ALERT!
 A portion of the southern deck/ boardwalk in the South West corner of
Paul Hopkins Park will be closed along the Dickinson Bayou due to safety concerns thru Friday, July 29, 2016. Please call our office with questions at (409) 934-8101.
  
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.  
 
 
NOW OPEN!
 "Motion Wellness System" Senior Playground
Carbide Park - 4102 Main Street, La Marque
How do I use this system? Click here for instructions.
 
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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
9. Gangway
10. Stretching Board
11. Seated Bar Grab
12. High Chin Up Bars
13. Balance Stool & Bar
14. Low Chin Up Bars