Katy's Best Parks and Most Beautiful Places


    Top parks, landmarks, and beautiful spots in and around Katy Texas.

    Photo by Srini Sundarajan

    KATY MAGAZINE, Katy Texas

    Katy Life Residents' Guide 2020

    Katy Magazine Editors

    Select photos by Srini Sundarajan

    If you've been yearning for nature or a little outdoor fun, we've got you covered! Here are some of Katy's best parks and beautiful places to see. Here's a list of some of the best to check out with your Katy family. (In no particular order).



    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.



    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, playground, restrooms, and a lighted trail. The park also offers an aquatics and fitness center available free of use for residents of Harris County and City of Katy. Reservation are required to use any of the facilities or to participate in the classes.

    Central Green Park

    23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

    Central Green features an outdoor stage, large oak shade trees, and ample outdoor seating. The park provides a year-round venue for community activities and entertainment. Free movies, concerts, events, and family fun all courtesy of the Willow Fork Drainage District. Check their upcoming Events Calendar and find out why they are a Katy favorite.



    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, playground, disc golf, bio swales, a pavilion facility with restrooms, picnic tables and grills.

    Exploration Park

    Cinco Park Rd. off South Mason Rd.

    713-860-6400

    Tucked away behind Creech Elementary is a beautiful park that features a sensory garden, swings, a musical bridge, a raindrop berm lawn, and a slide tower and bridge connecting to a hill slide. The park also features an interactive water cycle wall that creates a hands-on experience for kids. Insider Tip: Because this is a water conservation park, there are no bathrooms on site.

    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. Plus, the park allows overnight scout camping and offers a meeting room.


    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.


    Katy Play Station Park

    A fun city of Katy park that is also called "train park" because of its fun train-themed playground.


    Katy Heritage Park

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

    BEST KATY AREA DOG PARKS



    Katy Dog Park

    5414 Franz Rd.

    281-391-8400

    The 14-acre Katy Dog Park offers many amenities for four-legged friends including a walking path, a wading pool, custom dog showers, and an agility course.


    Millie Bush Dog Park

    16756 Westheimer Pkwy.

    281-496-2177

    The park offers you and your furry friend access to a walking path, dog pond, dog showers, and picnic tables.


    Beverly Kaufman Dog Park

    9114 Katy Hockley Rd.

    281-496-2177

    Take your pup to Beverly Kaufman Dog Park to access the walking path, dog pond, dog showers, and picnic tables.


    FB MUD 35 Dog Park

    8945 South Fry Rd.

    713-623-4531

    FB MUD 35 Dog Park features two fenced-in areas – one for small dogs and one for large dogs. At the front of the park are Doggie Stations and a Doggie Wash Stations.


    MORE KATY AREA PARKS

    Baker Road Park Hike & Bike Trail 368 Baker Rd.

    Callegari Park Near Franz Rd. and Grand Pkwy.

    Fry Road Park 19818 Franz Rd.

    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.

    Katy Railroad Park 5615 1st St.

    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.

    Saums Park 20002 Beechview Ln.

    Terry Hershey Park 15200 Memorial Dr. Houston

    Thomas Park 4th St. and Avenue D

    VFW Park 6202 George Bush Dr.

    Woodsland Park & Community Center 443 Danover Rd.



    MORE BEAUTIFUL, SCENIC PLACES IN KATY


    Cinco Ranch

    From the Beach Club to the lake and walking trails in Southlake Village, to the beautiful Cinco Ranch Golf Club, to Spring Lake near Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Spring Green, Cinco Ranch is packed with peaceful, visual trails and amenities.

    Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course

    23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club

    Rolling greens hills line the horizon among the beautiful Seven Meadows homes under open Texas skies. Be prepared for a fantastic round of golf and an eyeful of beauty too.

    Willow Fork Country Club

    21055 Westheimer Pkwy.

    We just love the stately southern look of this iconic Katy country club. The view from the veranda overlooking the golf course is quite breathtaking too.

    Cane Island

    One of Katy's most master planned home communities, Cane Island has integrated a lighted archway, water fountains, ponds, pools, recreation center, an atrium, and other unique elements to attract local residents who desire to live within the City of Katy limits.

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