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Explore Katy Parks this Spring Break


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 12, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark


Katy Spring Break is here! Gas prices continue to rise, but there is plenty to occupy Katy families close to home. Katy parks entertain through creative play and even fitness. See what all you can explore this break!


Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan


You don't need to go far to find great places to explore this Spring Break. Experience nature (and save money on gas) this break at local parks. Katy has so much to offer!



 

BEST KATY AREA PARKS


Rick Rice Park

Located off I-10 and Westgreen

281-579-4500


A little hidden gem just off I-10 and Westgreen Boulevard, Rick Rice Park has walking trails, a lighted bridge and huge inspirational words like "hope," "love," and more to keep you motivated.


Insider Tip: Don't linger after dusk or you might come across a snake or two.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan


 

Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Ln.

281-391-4482


Nestled in historic Katy, Mary Jo Peckham Park's amenities include mini-golf, fishing, gazebo, disk golf, pavilion, picnic tables with bbq area, restrooms, and a lighted trail.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan

 

Willow Fork Park


The 32-acre park is located at the northwest corner of SH 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School. Take a leisurely walk through Willow Fork Park to watch for butterflies visiting their special garden. The park is also equipped with boardwalks, a pedestrian bridge, disc golf, bio swales, a pavilion facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and grills.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan

 

George Bush Hike and Bike Trails

16756 Westheimer Pkwy.

281-496-2177


Rugged and natural with plenty of shady, the trails around George Bush Park make you feel like you've traveled far out to the country. George Bush Park has it all - picnic areas with bbq grills, a boardwalk, fishing, equestrian trail, a model airplane airport, pavilion, playground, shooting range.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan

 



 

Mason Creek Hike and Bike Trails

2500 Porter Rd.

281-496-2177


One of the most beautiful places to see the sunset, it's rugged, simple beauty can be enchanting. Enjoy a nice, quiet walk or ride under amazing sunset skies.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan


 

Katy Heritage Park

5900 George Bush Dr.


Visitors to the Katy Heritage Park enjoy the restored historic buildings, beautiful landscaping, and a charming bandstand pavilion. The Katy mural has become a favorite family photo spot.

Photo credit: Srini Sundarajan

 

More Parks to Explore


Bear Creek Park

3535 War Memorial Drive

281-496-2177


2154.6 acres of land. Featuring baseball/softball fields, fishing, a community center, and more.

 

Central Green Park

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.


Central Green features an outdoor stage, large oak shade trees and ample outdoor seating, providing a year-round venue for community activities and entertainment.



 

Cullen Park

19008 Saums Rd.

281-578-0693


Baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, picnic area with covered tables, playground, large open areas, paved trails, an archery range, and an HEB water park.

 

Exploration Park

Cinco Park Rd. off South Mason Rd.

713-860-6400



Features a sensory garden, multiple varieties of swings, a slide tower and bridge connecting to a hill slide, a musical bridge, and a raindrop berm lawn in which the earthwork evokes the notion of a giant raindrop ripple in the lawn.

 

Four Seasons Park

4702 N. Katy Hockley Cutoff Rd.

281-496-2177


Features baseball/softball fields with access to restrooms and picnic tables.

 

Harvest Plaza

5701 Third St.

281-391-8400


The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a 18’x56′ shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving.

 

Katy City Park

5720 Franz Rd.

281-391-8400


Features two tournament sized baseball fields, two tournament sized softball fields, a state of the art sports lighting system, soccer field/flag football field, covered tri court basketball pavilion.


 

Katy-Harris County Park

24927 Morton Ranch Rd.

281-496-2177


Featuring baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, gazebo, restrooms, picnic area with bbq, and a lighted trail.

 

Paul D. Rushing Park

9114 Katy Hockley Rd.

281-496-2177


232 acres of land featuring bird observation area, cricket fields, softball fields, lake boardwalk, fishing, gazebo, restrooms, a dog park, trial access and a tree farm.

 

Sergeant JR Hatch Park

17525 Katy Fwy.

281-496-2177


2.8 acres of land featuring a basketball court, gazebo, outdoor shower, bbq area with picnic tables, restrooms, sand volleyball and a walking trail.


 

Thomas Park

3rd St. & Ave. D

281-391-4840


The historic Tri County park features a tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, playground and gazebo.

 

FB MUD 35 Family Park

5203 Heather Dawn Crt.

713-623-4531


There are two covered playgrounds and a large open area for families to enjoy.

 

VFW Park

6202 George Bush Dr.

281-391-4840


Centrally located within the City of Katy, this recently renovated park offers an exciting children’s playground with space net, two picnic pavilions with tables and a jogging trail.


 

Woodsland Park

443 Danover Rd.

281-391-4840


Eight acre, heavily wooded park with a large barbecue pit, covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playground and community building are favorites to those who use the park and facilities.

 

Explore Katy Neighborhoods

Most Katy neighborhoods have wonderful parks, trails, and more great places to explore.

Cross Creek Ranch

The hiking and biking trails in Cross Creek Ranch offer miles of paved paths with gently rolling hills. Follow the trails along the lakes, and take breaks on shaded park benches, and enjoy the beautiful landscaping, home to diverse wildlife.

 

Elyson

Photo courtesy: Elyson


Elyson has almost 30 miles of trails that weave through the subdivision. Residents can bike, run or walk on the paths that surround lakes, lead to parks, or the fruit orchards.


Don’t miss the new Bear Creek Commons Park on the north side of the community off of Elyson Blvd. It has a covered play area, outdoor fitness center, walking trails, and the perfect spot for a picnic.

 

Firethorne

Residents of Firethorne subdivision have a trail inside their neighborhood. Firethorne Lake features a .06 mile walking trail that follows its perimeter, plus a 2-mile track around the Wildlife habitat. Seating is also available along the trail.

 

Nottingham Country

The mature trees in Nottingham Country provide a rich landscape for the 44-acre Greenbelt Park. Two miles of asphalt trails welcome bikers and joggers, or people on a leisurely stroll taking in the open green space.

 

Where in Katy will you explore this Spring Break?


Did we miss something? Email editor@katymagazine.com


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