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La Porte


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 o 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 Port -Bayshore Chamber of Commerce. 731 South Broadway Street.


  • PARKS – City parks offer several swimming pools, athletic complexes and a rodeo arena. Little Cedar Bayou park, on 8th Street, has picnicking, sports fields, and swimming pool with 6 foot deep wave pool with 10 minute intervals of wave action.
  • SAN JACINTO MUSEUM OF HISTORY – Texas history from Indian civilizations to end of 19th Century. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3800 Park Road 1836.
  • SYLVAN BEACH PARK – 32 acre county park at the site of famous resort/dance pavilion of the 1920s – 30s. 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.
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