You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun in Katy! Here are some of our favorite free activities for kids and families.
KATY MAGAZINE | September 2018
LACENTERRA AT CINCO RANCH 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. lacenterra.com
Farmers Market at LaCenterra Make plans now to come out on the fourth Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables & much more.
Cinema Under the Stars Grab some food to go from one of our great restaurants or feel free to bring your own. The movie begins at dusk. Don't forget your blanket or lawn chair. Check their calendar for dates.
Monday's with Mommy
Mondays with Mommy, Presented by Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus is a fun educational program for parents and their young ones to get your child's brain and limbs moving. Begins at 10 a.m., check their calendar for event dates.
CENTRAL GREEN PARK 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Family Movie Night
Begins at Sunset On select Saturdays each month, the Willow Fork Drainage District presents a family-friendly movie in Central Green Park.
Tai Chi in the Park
Tuesdays @ 9 a.m.
Willowfork Drainage District and Tai Chi instructor Trina Maxwell invite all skill levels out to practice the ancient Chinese Martial Art that centers the person body, mind, and spirit.Trina's class promotes overall health and well-being.
Saturdays, 7:45 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free live music performance from talented local bands, presented by Willowfork Drainage District.
Selected Mondays @ 10 a.m.
Parents with infants through 8 years old can enjoy a fun children's story on the green, presented by Willowfork Drainage District.
CHICK-FIL-A CINCO RANCH, MASON ROAD, KATY GREEN
Family Night cfakaty.com These locations host family and kids events twice a week each month with fun themes like pirates, indoor camping, and painting. Check the calendar online for schedule details. Kids Club Chick-fil-A Katy Mills 25601 Nelson Way cfarestaurant.com/katymills This location offers family nights and toddler time activities throughout the month, each with a different theme. Check their calendar online for the schedule. Pajama Story Night Cinco Ranch Branch Library 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. fortbend.lib.tx.us This event is on Tuesdays beginning at 7 p.m. Come dressed in your comfiest pajamas for bedtime stories and fun activities.
THE ART SCENE Katy Landmarks Katy Heritage Society 5990 George Bush Dr. katyheritagesociety.com Take a walk down memory lane through the preservation of antique Katy landmarks. The historic homes in Katy Heritage Park are free to visit the first weekend of every month. Remembering Our Military Katy Veterans Memorial Museum 6202 George Bush Dr. cityofkaty.com This is a first-class military exhibit encompassing every foreign conflict involving the U.S. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
SPORTS AND FITNESS
Mini Golf Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Ln.
Head to the visitors center and check out putters and gold balls for free.
Frisbee Golf Willow Fork Park Grand Pkwy. & Cinco Ranch Blvd. (Behind Cinco Ranch High School)
The frisbee golf course at this 32-acre park is perfect for a group outing!
Run for Wellness 5K
George Bush Park 16756 Westheimer Pkwy. Runners of all experience levels are invited to participate in the free runs hosted once a month.
READING AND STORY TIME FUN Story Time and Book Clubs Katy Budget Books 2450 Fry Rd. katybooks.com Aside from selling novels and story books, the bookstore holds fun events for all ages. Check their calendar online for a complete list. Preschool Explorers Maud Smith Marks Branch Library 1815 Westgreen Blvd. hcpl.net Every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m., children 2½ through 5 years old test their science and sensory exploration.
EXPLORE A PARK
Baker Road Park Hike & Bike Trail 368 Baker Rd., HoustonCallegari Park
Near Franz Rd.
and Grand Pkwy. Exploration Park 15020 Cinco Park Rd. Fry Road Park 19818 Franz Rd. George Bush Park 16756 Westheimer Pkwy. Houston John Paul’s Landing Park
9000 Katy Hockley Rd.
Katy City Park 5850 Franz Rd. Katy Heritage Park 6001 George Bush Dr. Katy Park 24927 Morton Rd. Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Ln. Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail 2500 Porter Rd. Mayde Creek North Hike & Bike Trail 18907 Morton Rd. Paul D. Rushing Park 9114 Katy Hockley Rd. Katy Play Station Park 5720 Franz Rd. Katy Railroad Park 5615 1st St. Rick Rice Park
Saums Park 20002 Beechview Ln. Sergeant J.R. Hatch Park & Skate Park 17525 Katy Fwy., Houston Terry Hershey Park 15200 Memorial Dr. Houston
Thomas Park 4th St. and Avenue D VFW Park 6202 George Bush Dr.
Willow Fork Park
Grand Pkwy. and Cinco Ranch Blvd. Woodsland Park & Community Center 443 Danover Rd.