Free Katy Fun for Kids & Families

KATY MAGAZINE | September 2019

By Addie Davis
 

Katy Magazine's editors have found some awesome, free activities for residents of all ages. From Frisbee golf to crime solving, and LEGO-building to book clubs, you don't have to look far for fun. Just check out our list!

Photo courtesy of Central Green Park (Willow Fork Drainage District)

CENTRAL GREEN PARK 
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 

 

Tuesdays at 9:00 am

Tai Chi in the Park 

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 at 7:45 pm

Live Music 

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free live music performance from talented local bands, presented by Willowfork Drainage District. 

LACENTERRA AT CINCO RANCH 
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

 

Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 am

Walk to End Alzheimers 

In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy an opening ceremony with the National Anthem, music, an entertaining warm-up and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.  

CHICK-FIL-A CINCO RANCH, MASON ROAD, KATY GREEN

Family Night

Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch

Chick-fil-A Katy Green
www.cfakaty.com

These locations host family night twice a week each month with fun themes like pirates, indoor camping, and painting. Check the calendar online for schedule details.

Pre-School Playhouse 
Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch

Chick-fil-A Mason Road

These locations offer activities for toddlers throughout the month, each event with a different theme. Check their calendar online for the schedule.

OLD KATY LANDMARKS/EVENTS

Katy Heritage Society
5990 George Bush Dr.

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. Also checkout the famous MKT caboose in Old Katy and be on the look out for the painted trains placed throughout the town!

 
Katy Veterans Memorial Museum
6202 George Bush Dr.

This is a first-class military exhibit encompassing every foreign conflict involving the U.S. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and admission is free.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

 

Workshops at Home Depot

Both Katy Locations

 

Not only do Home Depot stores offer free workshops for kids, they also have some free workshops for the grown-ups. Visit the Do-It-Yourself Workshops calendar and you'll see a list of workshops available throughout the week.

 

Crafting at Michael's

Saturday, September 28

Both Katy locations

 

Get into the fall spirit with Michael's! Every other Saturday Michael's will be hosting Make Breaks. Create a fall wreath for your door or a not-so-spooky Halloween decoration. Check Michael's website for official dates and times.  

SPORTS AND FITNESS
 

Mini Golf
Mary Jo Peckham Park
5597 Gardenia Ln. 

 

Head to the visitor's center and check out putters and golf balls and play 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! 

LIBRARY FREEBIES

 

Katy Library

5414 Franz Rd

281-391-3509

 

Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm

Pages by the Pint Book Club at the No Label Brewery 

5351 1st Street 

The Katy Library and the No Label Brewery invite you to join a monthly book club held at the brewery. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The book selection can also be picked up at the Katy Library. 

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Storytimes for All Ages 

*Days vary for different ages

Move around, sing, and read stories at a storytime designed just for your child's age. The Katy Library hosts storytimes for babies (non-walking) on Mondays, toddlers (up to age 3) on Tuesdays, and preschoolers (ages 3-6) on Thursdays. 

 

Maud Marks Library 

1815 Westgreen Blvd.

832-927-7860

 

 

Wednesdays, September 25 at 4:30 pm 

Wednesday Wonders 

Come to the library and let imaginations soar as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with crafts and activities.  These programs, for ages 6-11, typically last about one hour.  All necessary materials are provided.  This is a ticketed program.  Tickets will be available at 4:00 pm.

PARKS 

 

Callegari Park

Near Franz Rd. and Grand Pkwy. 

Exploration Park
15020 Cinco Park Rd.


Fry Road Park

19818 Franz Rd.


John Paul’s Landing Park

9000 Katy Hockley Rd.

 

Katy Park
24927 Morton Rd.

 

Katy City Park
5850 Franz Rd.

Katy Heritage Park
6001 George Bush Dr.

 

Katy Play Station Park

5720 Franz 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.

Rick Rice Park

Westgreen Blvd. and Kingsland Blvd.

 

Saums Park
20002 Beechview Ln.


VFW Park
6202 George Bush Dr.

 

Willow Fork Park

Grand Pkwy. and Cinco Ranch Blvd.


Woodsland Park & Community Center
443 Danover Rd.

 

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