Top parks, landmarks, and beautiful spots in and around Katy, Texas.
KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
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! Find your favorite spot in Katy for a quiet retreat or a cozy family picnic. Here are some of Katy's best parks and beautiful places to explore (in no particular order).
BEST KATY AREA PARKS
Located off I-10 and Westgreen
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.
5597 Gardenia Ln.
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.
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.
16756 Westheimer Pkwy.
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.
2500 Porter Rd.
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.
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.
BEST KATY AREA DOG PARKS
5414 Franz Rd.
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.
16756 Westheimer Pkwy.
The park offers you and your furry friend access to a walking path, dog pond, dog showers, and picnic tables.
9114 Katy Hockley Rd.
Take your pup to Beverly Kaufman Dog Park to access the walking path, dog pond, dog showers, and picnic tables.
8945 South Fry Rd.
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
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.
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.
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
LaCenterra offers visitors many places to stroll, relax on the park-like greens, and dine outside. The lake behind the Cinco Ranch Library is home to many ducks, and attracts visitors to the charming view.
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.
One of Katy's 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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