KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 1, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy families will find two popular and fun events this Saturday at Central Green Park in LaCenterra.
Katy families can enjoy Back to School festivities at Central Green Park this Saturday. Photo credit: Central Green Park.
Katy’s Central Green Park is a half-acre public park dedicated to giving Katy families events like fitness classes, free movie nights, live music, and more.
Play 60 Kid Fitness Event
First up this Saturday, August 5, 2023, Katy kids get active and learn about fitness in the Katy favorite Play 60.
"Play 60 is a favorite of Central Green guest. It is an initiative of the NFL to get kids up, out and moving an hour per day,” says Yvonne Arceneaux, Parks General Manager. “This play 60 at Central Green will be coached by professional athletes.”
The sign-up for this free and interactive event is at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, August 5 with a 9:00 a.m. kick off.
“Whether your child is a gymnast, soccer player, baseball, volleyball or football player, they will benefit learning skills on speed, agility, conditioning and healthy habits,” says Arceneaux. “They will have an opportunity to learn tips from the pros and even ask questions and get autographs.”
Katy’s own Amobu Okoye is heading up the team this year. Okoye is a former Texan, Cowboy and Bear. He was offered a full scholarship to Harvard at age 15 and is the youngest draft pick in NFL history.
“Education is of the utmost importance to Okoye and he discusses this key principle with the kids at his Play 60's," says Arceneaux.
Back to School Bash
Also, happening this Saturday at Central Green Park is the annual Back to School Bash from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
There will be three bands performing for families to enjoy; Z Alpha, RPM, and Shock Machinery.
“We will also have mascots, face painting, and exciting vendor booths to kick off the new school year in style,” says Arceneaux.
“Both of these events have taken place since Central Green's first year! The community looks forward the Play 60's to introduce their children to sports, have a fun outing or to get pro tips and ask questions of professional athletes,” says Arceneaux.
She says that the phone calls start coming in June with Katy families wanting to information about the Back to School Bash.
“We will also have Barbie, Mario and Luigi joining the fun along with face painters, a balloon twister and vendor booths,” says Arceneaux.
ND Kahlu will also be in attendance; he was just announced to be the new Texans pregame show broadcaster.
Also, new this year will be the featured of all local student talent.
Outdoor events can change based on the weather, so it is important to follow Central Green Park on Facebookfor updates on events.
Visit Central Green Park’s website for updated information on coming events.