KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 17, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy’s Central Green Park invites the community to enjoy its safe open spaces and sign up for fun, free classes. Plus, this fall, the park welcomes country music artist Lee Greenwood for a free, live concert.
Katy’s Central Green Park is a half-acre public park located within LaCenterra on the south side of Cinco Ranch. Nestled among great retail shops and restaurants, the park provides the perfect outdoor spot for a family outing or to meet friends.
A Place to Gather
The Central Green Park was developed by the Willow Fork Drainage District (WFFD) to establish a place to unify the community. When the park opened to the public in June 2013, it quickly became a popular gathering place for the west side of Houston.
Although COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Katy community, residents have been venturing out, while wearing masks and social distancing, to enjoy the outdoor setting at the park. The park has recently added recurring events to its calendar that are free and open to the public.
Limited Attendance, Staying Safe
“There’s a limit of 10 students per Governor Abbott's Executive Order signed on July 3rd,” says Yvonne Arceneaux, Central Green Park’s Manager. “People can register by going to our Facebook page; Central Green WFDD, and messaging their attendance.”
Upcoming Park Classes
Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.
2nd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.
3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
“I am getting a lot of positive feedback on the classes,” says Arceneaux. “People are glad to get out and get back to living.”
Pre-pandemic, the park was the setting of numerous large community events like arts festivals and movie nights. Right now, all large-scale events have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus.
Live Concert Set for October
The first big event on the Central Green Park entertainment calendar is a free, LIVE, Lee Greenwood concert. Greenwood has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country music charts, but he’s best known for his song “God Bless the USA.”
The concert, postponed for several months due to the pandemic, is now scheduled for Saturday, October 10 at Central Green Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is hosted by Cinco M.U.D. 12 and WFDD.
While the concert is free, event organizers ask that guests bring non-perishable food items to donate to Katy Christian Ministries.