La Porte Population- 31,880  Altitude 28


Given its name "The Door" by French settlers in 1889 when the city was founded on upper Galveston Bay.  Deepwater port and petrochemical industries coexist in harmony with pleasant residential environment and bayshore resorts.  

Home of Houston Yacht Club, second oldest yacht club in the U.S.   Details about events, free maps, directions, literature, accommodations, and dining information provided daily by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, 731 S. Broadway St. (713) 471-1123.


City parks offer several swimming pools, athletic complexes, and a rodeo arena.  Little Cedar Bayou park, on 8th St., has picnicking, sports fields, and swimming pool with 6-foot-deep wave pool with 10-minute intervals of wave action.

Sylvan Beach Park-

32-acre county park at site of famous resort/dance pavilion of the 1920's-30's.  Modern air-conditioned pavilion overlooks Galveston Bay; fishing pier, launch ramp, playground,  picnic areas for families or large groups.  At park entrance, caboose and depot from old Houston-Galveston-San Antonio railroad serves as Heritage Society's showcase for memorabilia of city and area.  Depot open 2nd Sunday of month 2-5 p.m.



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