The  East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve (EEL) is located on Galveston Island, Texas. A project of the Galveston Park Board of Trustees and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, the EEL is a unique and valuable area spanning almost 700 acres of diverse habitat on the barrier island's east end.

Video Credit: Anja Borski

 

HISTORY

 

Former Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas' family spent many summers at the East End Lagoon. Mayor Thomas was instrumental in bringing this project to life. 

 

VISION

An artist's rendition of the visitor's center Source: AECOM

An artist's rendition of the visitor's center

Source: AECOM

The vision for the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve is to provide a natural experience for both residents and visitors.  By utilizing both the natural beauty and man made improvements it will be possible to explore the intersection of man and nature while focusing on the ever changing environments of a barrier island.

 

LOCATION

The East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve is located on Galveston Island at the east end of Seawall Blvd along Boddecker Dr. adjacent to Apffel Park (East Beach).