Saengerfest Park

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Saengerfest Park is a small square park located on the corner of Tremont St (23rd St) and Strand St (Avenue B) in the Strand Historic District of Galveston, Texas. The location includes a trolley stop, with a Fuddrucker's and a Yaga's Cafe nearby.

A relatively small urban park, Saengerfest is most known for having a large, playable chess set. The park also features a large compass which can be used as a seat, as well as other wooden benches, and old-fashioned London-style phone booths, which are red and relatively small. A stage is available for bands to perform on, and vendors are allowed to set up tents in the park and sell trinkets.

Aftermath of Hurricane Rita (2005)[edit]

While Hurricane Rita struck the Texas-Louisiana border, a substantial amount of damage occurred in Galveston. Among the damage to Saengerfest, the 3-story wall of Yaga's Cafe (which is located west of the park) collapsed, blocking off the chess board for many months while the wall was being rebuilt.

Coordinates: 29°18′26″N 94°47′41″W / 29.3073°N 94.7947°W / 29.3073; -94.7947