Department of Parks and Recreation


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The Lasker Park Community Pool is open at full capacity. The McGuire Dent Recreation Center is open at full capacity and is requiring temperature checks at the door. The Wright Cuney Recreation Center is open at full capacity. City parks  are open. We ask that you take precautions and maintain social distance when you visit parks. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to create, promote and administer the best possible recreational programs and, in addition, to manage and maintain the best possible recreational facilities. To maintain to the best of our ability all parks and parkways designated to the department by the city. The Parks and Recreation Department accomplishes these objectives in a responsible manner, staying within the yearly budget. Department staff also actively seek out additional funding sources and opportunities to improve the department.

In addition to overseeing the city’s parks, fields, recreation centers and tennis courts, department staff maintain the city’s esplanades, parkways, cemeteries, and public building grounds.

We are hiring! 

If you are interested in working with us, we are actively hiring for the following positions:

Ready to join our team?

View vacant employment opportunities and submit your application online! Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Interested in volunteering? 

Please submit your application today! 

City of Galveston Volunteer Application

Applications can be emailed to Human Resources ( or dropped off in-person to either Human Resources or Parks and Recreation Administration. If you have questions or need more information, please call Human Resources (409.797.3650). 


Available Resources

The City of Galveston has placed information about all of our recreational activities in one place for your ease of access. View information about our:
  1. Parks & Recreation

  2. McGuire-Dent Recreation Center

    Physical Address
    2222 28th Street
    Galveston, TX 77550

  3. Wright Cuney Recreation Center

    Physical Address
    718 41st Street
    Galveston, TX 77550

  4. Lasker Park Community Pool

    Physical Address
    2016 43rd Street
    Galveston, TX 77550

  5. Barbara Sanderson

    Executive Director of Community Outreach, Parks, and Recreation

  6. Megan Pierce

    Recreation, Events & Projects Administrator

  7. Daniel Thomas

    Parks Superintendent

  8. Clarence Swannegan

    Special Projects Manager

  9. Stormy Collins

    Sr. Administrative Assistant / Special Events Coordinator

Are we forgetting anything?

We welcome your recommendations of activities, events, etc. that we might have missed! Please contact our webmaster so we can appropriately update our information.

Thank for helping make the City of Galveston such a wonderful coastal community!