Parks and Facilities
For those interested in reserving any city facilities please review our FACILITIES AND RESERVATIONS manual. For reservations or inquires please contact the main Parks & Recreation Office at (281) 391-4840 or visit us at 901 Avenue C, Katy, Texas 77493. The City of Katy Parks and Recreation Department currently does NOT accept credit cards.
Katy City Park, 5720 Franz Road
This recently renovated sports facility is home to 2 tournament sized baseball fields, 2 tournament sized softball fields, a state of the art sports lighting system, soccer field/flag football field, covered tri court basketball pavilion, 6 ADA accessible tennis courts and many picnic tables for year round use. All athletic fields are available for rental Monday thru Sunday 8:00am to 11:00pm.
Katy City Park, Building #3 – Due to the extensive damage to the VFW Hall from the April flood, Building #3 at the Katy City Park Arboretum will serve as the temporary home for VFW Post 9182 and will not be available for events or rental. If you’re interested in renting an indoor facility, please check into the Woodsland Park Community Center located in Woodsland Park at 443 Danover. The new VFW Hall is being developed in conjunction with the VFW Post and should be complete in late 2017/early 2018. It will be located in VFW Park near the site of the current building.
Katy Play Station, at Katy City Park
The state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children, is also located within Katy City Park. The all-inclusive 13,000 square foot playground, custom designed to feature Katy’s name sake the MKT Rail line, features special equipment, ramps and swings for children of all physical abilities. This play facility is a one-of-a-kind attraction for both able and disable bodied children and has quickly become a destination within the community for family fun recreation. Katy Play Station was featured in Today’s Playground Magazine and has received several awards for its design and contribution to the Katy community.
Dog Park, 5414 Franz
Opened in March 2007, our off-leash park for dogs of all sizes is open 7 days week from dawn to dusk and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The 14 acres offer lots of grass and trees with a 1,723 foot walking path, a wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers and fountains accessible for both the four legged friend and their owners. The park also hosts pet friendly events throughout the year such as our annual HOWL-o-WEEN and PAWS in the Park events.
Harvest Plaza, 5701 Third Street
In the heart of downtown Historic Katy, Harvest Plaza is set aside in tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice-farming community. The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a 18’x56′ shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving. This park hosts the annual Holiday in the Park Tree Lighting ceremony and Baskets and Bunnies Easter Event, as well as many other downtown family events throughout the year.
Thomas Park, Fourth Street
The historic Tri County park attracts residents for its tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, playground and gazebo (which can be used for outdoor weddings, birthday parties and photographs). It is also the home to the historic tri-county monument marker. The park’s gazebo may be reserved for special events.
VFW Park , 6202 George Bush Drive
Centrally located within the City of Katy, this recently renovated park offers an exciting children’s playground with space net, two picnic pavillions with tables and a jogging trail. The park also hosts its bi-annual Community Campout and is next door to the Katy Historic Museum.
The VFW Community Hall and Museum – Due to the extensive damage to the VFW Hall from the April flood, the building will no longer be available for rent or events. If you are interested in renting an indoor facility, please check into the Woodsland Park Community Center located in Woodsland Park at 443 Danover. A new VFW Hall is being developed in conjunction with VFW Post 9182 and should be complete in late 2017/early 2018. It will be located in VFW Park near the site of the current building.
VFW Outdoor Pavilion is 30′ x 60′ and is equipped with permanent concrete tables and benches. Seats approximately 96.
Woodsland Park and Community Center, 443 Danover Road
Eight acre, heavily wooded park with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a more private atmosphere. The park’s large barbecue pit, covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playground and community building are favorites to those who use the park and facilities. Woodsland Park is home to the city’s senior services day activities and community fitness classes.
This facility may be rented out for weddings, parties or other related events. The Community Center is 1,333 square feet (31′ x 43′) and is equipped with sixteen 6 foot tables, two 8 foot tables and 116 chairs. Maximum occupancy is 200.
Katy Heritage Park, 5990 George Bush Drive
Established in 2003 as a joint project with the City of Katy and the Katy Heritage Society, Heritage Park is best known for its restored historic buildings, beautiful landscaping and heritage-rich activities year round. Heritage Park is also host to many community events with its Tradition Bank bandstand pavilion and brick paved patio. The historic homes are available for tours and rental from the Heritage Society. The Katy Heritage Society may be contacted at (281) 391-2550.
Railroad Park Information & Tourist Center, 5615 First Street
This restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot, a unique Downtown “pocket park”, serves as the City’s information center with brochures and maps, and features Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum and an authentic red caboose, which is great for photo opportunities. The park is a beautifully landscaped area with benches and an old town clock. The information and tourist center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.