Parks & Nature
Katy City Park
5720 Franz Road
Located at the intersection of Franz Road and Avenue D, Katy City Park is home to several lighted sports fields including softball fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, covered basketball courts and a multipurpose field. Also located within the park is the Katy Play Station, a 13,000 square foot, train-themed, highly accessible playground with a restroom. At the east end of the park is an arboretum, small play structure and a community building that is available for rent.
Katy Play Station
Located at Katy City Park
The state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children is also located within Katy City Park. The all-inclusive 13,000 square foot playground, custom designed to feature Katy’s namesake the MKT Rail line, features special equipment, ramps and swings for children of all physical abilities. This play facility is a one-of-a-kind attraction for both able and disable bodied children and has quickly become a destination within the community for family fun recreation. Katy Play Station was featured in Today’s Playground Magazine and has received several awards for its design and contribution to the Katy community.
City of Katy Dog Park
5414 Franz Road
Opened in March 2007, this off-leash dog park is for canines of all sizes and is open 7 days per week from dawn till dusk. The City of Katy Dog Park has become one of the City’s most visited facilities. The park covers 14 acres and has plenty of open space and trees, as well as a walking path, restroom, wading pool, rinsing and watering station, benches, waste receptacles, and fountains for both dogs and owners. The City of Katy Parks and Recreation Department hosts a couple of events at the dog park each year for pets and owners.
Mary Jo Peckham Park
5597 Gardenia Lane
A Harris County park for children with physical impairments, the entire facility is handicapped accessible. Amenities include a playground for all children, indoor pool, fitness classes, miniature golf, picnic tables, large covered pavilion, gazebo, lake with a fishing pier, and a lighted and paved jogging trail. For more information and reservations, Harris County Precinct Three’s Parks Administration Office at 281-496-2177.
5701 Third Street
In the heart of Historic Downtown Katy on the public square, Harvest Plaza is set-aside in tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice farming community. The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving. The park may be reserved for appropriate outdoor functions.
Third Street & Avenue D
A small, historic facility located at the edge of Historic Downtown Katy, Thomas Park is the location of the tri-county marker where the borders of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties intersect. Thomas Park attracts visitors to its tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, public restrooms, playground and gazebo. Thomas Park is a popular location for photographers, weddings and parties.
VFW Park & Community Center
6202 George Bush Drive
Centrally located within the City of Katy, this wooded park offers an exciting children’s playground with a large pyramid rope climber, two picnic pavilions with tables, a jogging/walking trail, public restrooms, VFW Museum, Katy Heritage Museum and community building. The VFW Hall is the site of many of the City’s recreation and community programs and is available for rent to the public.
Woodsland Park & Community Center
443 Danover Road
True to its name, Woodsland Park is a heavily wooded, 8-acre facility with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a secluded atmosphere. The park has several amenities and facilities including a large barbeque pit, covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playgrounds and community building. Woodsland Park and its facilities are available for rent for weddings, parties and other events.
Katy Heritage Park
5990 George Bush Drive
Established in 2003 as a joint project with the City of Katy and the Katy Heritage Society, Heritage Park is best known for its restored historic buildings, beautiful landscaping and heritage rich activities year-round. Heritage Park is also host to many community events with its Tradition Bank bandstand pavilion and brick paved patio. The historic homes are available for tours and rental from the Heritage Society. They may be contacted at 281-391-2550.
Railroad Park & Visitors Center
5615 First Street
The downtown “pocket park” is home to the historic Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Depot, which has been restored to serve as an Information and Tourist Center. It is a central location for tourists and visitors to obtain information, brochures and maps for the City of Katy and Katy businesses. The Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum inside the Depot displays many original elements and explains how the Depot operated as a passenger rail service in Katy until 1957. The Heritage Society’s red caboose is also located on the beautifully landscaped site with benches and a town clock.
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Katy Boardwalk District & Convention Center
The Katy Boardwalk District which will be home to the City’s new 55,000-square foot convention center, full-service hotel, first class restaurants, as well as mixed-use development consisting of loft living space, retail and a public plaza, all anchored by an 89-acre nature park with boardwalks, nature preserves and a 2-mile walking trail system. Construction of the nature park will commence this winter with an anticipated completion and public opening by the end of 2016.