Seawolf Park is managed by the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and offers views of Galveston harbor, picnic sites, a playground area and a lighted fishing pier. The Park is also home to the American Undersea Warfare Center, which is supported and operated by the Cavalla Historical Foundation.
Seawolf Park: A Living Remembrance
Seawolf Park is a living remembrance of the submarines and veterans lost during the World War II era. It was during the Second World War that submarines comprised less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank over 30 percent of the Japanese fleet. This includes the sinking of eight aircraft carriers, one of which was sunk by our own USS Cavalla, which is often mistaken for the USS Seawolf, for which the park was named. In fact, during WWII, the U.S. submarine force lost 52 boats and 3,506 men. Theirs was the highest loss of any division of the U.S. military during WWII.
This overwhelming sacrifice sparked the enactment of a bill by Congress, to ensure we would not forget. It was deemed that a memorial park would be erected in each state to represent one of the 52 fallen submarines and their crews. Galveston was granted with hosting the enactment for Texas, and given the honor of remembering the USS Seawolf with a memorial park.
Seawolf Park Hours of Operation: 24 hrs, AUWC Open sunrise to sunset
Parking Fee: Cars-$6; Tour Buses/RV’s-$10; School Buses: $5; Group Rates Available
Adults (12 – 64): Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $9
Kids (5 – 11): Residents: $3 Non-Residents: $4
Kids (4 and under): Free
Seniors (65+): Residents: $3 Non-Residents: $4
Payments Accepted: Cash/Debit/Credit Cards
For information about Seawolf Park and pricing, please contact their office at (409) 797-5114 or visit their website at www.Galveston.com