Plans for a new pavilion at Stewart Beach park are in the works. On Tuesday, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees voted to approve a conceptual design for a new structure at the beach park.
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View from the East
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View from Seawall and 4th St.
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Entry from West
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The conceptual design includes building materials, its location and functions for the interior and exterior spaces. Houston-based Rogers Partners developed the plans based on input from Park Board staff and from members of the Galveston community.
Preliminary plans and drawings for the new structure include shade areas, retail and special event spaces as well as updated showers, restrooms, changing facilities and concession areas. The firm placed an emphasis on using durable material for the structure to withstand the nature of the coastal environment.
“The current pavilion has served us for more than 30 years and regular maintenance is becoming more and more costly,” Park Board Executive Director Kelly de Schaun said. “It is time for a new facility, and we think it’s important that the Galveston community is involved in the planning process for such an important amenity. In the end, we want this pavilion to be something we can all be proud of.”
The Park Board also approved a $30,000 contract renewal with Rogers Partners authorizing them to proceed with construction cost estimating and an operations, maintenance and revenue assessment.
The construction date for the pavilion is yet to be determined and its cost will be determined once the Park Board reviews and approves final renderings.