Parks and Recreation Near You


Harris County Parks

Fry Road Park

This 5.3-acre park includes 0.24 miles of trails, a skatepark, playground, picnic tables and a public restroom. The park is located at 19818 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77449 and is open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. For more information about this park, visit the park website.

Gary and Bonnie Trietsch Park


George Bush Park

With over 7,800 acres of recreational space, this massive park offers soccer fields, a nationally recognized dog park, playgrounds, public restrooms, fishing, and more. The park is located at 16756 Westheimer Parkway, Houston, TX 77082 and is open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. Fore more information about this park, visit the park website.

John Paul Landing Park

This 865-acre facility is located at 24202 West Road, Cypress, TX 77433. Open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily, the park features a 176-acre lake that serves as a major flood detention facility for the area and accommodates terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, plus 6.9 miles of walking trails, a playground, pavilion with large BBQ pit, pubic restrooms, and more. Park is open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. The nearby John Paul Landing Environmental Education Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 9950 Katy Hockley Road. To learn more about this park, visit the park website.

Katy Park

With 100 acres and 0.75 miles of trails, this park is located at 24927 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77493. Equipped with 15 baseball diamonds, concession stands, batting cages, soccer fields, picnic tables, a gazebo and a pavilion, this park is ideal for outdoor sports. The park is open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. To learn more about this park, visit the park website.

Mary Jo Peckham Park

Located at 5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy, TX 77493, this 32-acre park features a putting green, a miniature golf course, a playground, a large pavilion, a gazebo, fishing lake, a six-hole disc golf course, and more. Park is open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. For information on the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center, visit this website. For more information about this park, visit the park website.

Mason Creek North Hike & Bike Trail

Covering 3.04 miles of trails over 98 acres of natural space, this trail system is located at 2500 Porter Rd, Katy, TX 77493. With several benches along the trails, there is also a playground and exercise station. For more information about this trail, visit the trail website.

Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail

With 7.7 miles of trails hugging Mason Creek, this trail system is located at 2500 Porter Rd, Katy, TX 77493. Several bridges and under crossings accent this trail, in addition to water fountains and benches. The trail is open from 7:00 AM until dusk daily. For more information about this trail, visit the trail website.

Mason Road Park

Located at 3418 North Mason Road, Katy, TX 77449, this park covers 6 acres and contains 1.6 miles of trails. The park is equipped with an arboretum, picnic tables with barbecue pits, a gazebo and benches along the trail. It is open from 7:00 AM until dusk daily. To learn more about this park, visit the park website.

Mayde Creek Hike & Bike Trail

With 3.25 miles of trails and contains benches, workout stations, and pocket parks, this trail is located along North Mayde Creek and South Mayde Creek at Morton Road and Greenhouse Road. Both equipped with playgrounds and picnic tables, the North Mayde Creek Pocket Park is located at 18907 1/2 Morton Rd, Houston, TX 77084 and the South Mayde Creek Pocket Park is located at 2650 1/2 Greenhouse Rd, Katy, TX 77449. For more information about this trail and its parks, visit the trail website.

Fort Bend County Parks

Freedom Park

Covering 1,961 acres on the edge of George Bush Park, this park contains 4 baseball fields (reservations required to play), batting cages, 3 soccer fields, concession stand, public restrooms, playground, and walking trail. It is also home of the Armed Forces Memorial Tower. The park is located at 18050 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77094 and is open from 6:30 AM until 9:00 PM daily. For more information about this park, visit the park website.

Jones Creek Ranch Park

This beautiful 112-acre ranch is located just a few miles from Houston, TX in Richmond. This  park is available for rent to host your company picnic, corporate event, retreat, school outing, reunion, wedding or other special occasion. Activities include playgrounds, softball (2 fields), basketball courts, volleyball, horseshoes, and a swimming pool. The park is open from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM daily. For more information about this park, visit the park website.

Mission West Park

Located at 7536 C 1/3 Tetela, Houston, TX 77083, this park features a play area, splash pad, walking trail, 2 pavilions, baseball backstop, tables and benches. The park covers 10 acres and is open from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM daily. For more information about this park, visit the park website.
City of Katy Parks


Katy Dog Park

Opened in March 2007, this off-leash park for canines of all sizes and is open every day from dawn to dusk and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Located at 5414 Franz, Katy TX, 77493, the 7-acre park offers lots of grass and trees with a third of a mile-long walking path, a wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers, and fountains accessible for both the four-legged friend and their owners. Located on the west side of the park is an agility course. This course was designed for dogs to train or exercise along with their owners with ease. The park is divided into two parts for small and large breed dogs and has public restrooms. 

Harvest Plaza

In the heart of downtown Historic Katy, Harvest Plaza pays tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice-farming community. Located at 5701 Third Street, Katy, TX 77493, the beautifully landscaped plaza offers a shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature, commemorative brick paving, and a large greenspace for recreation or relaxation.

Katy City Park

Sport Fields 

This sports facility is home to lighted baseball fields, softball fields, and a soccer/multipurpose field, a covered three-court basketball pavilion, six ADA accessible tennis courts, and picnic tables for year-round use. Located at 5850 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, all athletic fields are available for rentals Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Click here to reserve a field.

Katy Play Station and Outdoor Pavilion

The state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children is also located within Katy City Park. Located at 5611 Gardenia Lane, Katy, TX 77493, the all-inclusive 13,000 square foot playground, custom-designed as a tribute to Katy’s namesake the MKT Rail line. This play facility is a one-of-a-kind attraction for both able and disabled 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.

The Play Station Pavilion is equipped with permanent picnic tables and benches. Seats approximately 50 and is available for rental. Click here to reserve the Play Station Outdoor Pavilion.

Katy Arboretum

The Katy Arboretum Building is closed until further notice.
The Katy Arboretum was developed as a joint venture with the City of Katy, CenterPoint Energy, and Keep Katy Beautiful. The three-acre park, located at 2046 Katy City Park Road, Katy, TX 77493, was designed as an educational green space to promote CenterPoint Energy's Right Tree Right Place initiative. The Arboretum features various species of trees with educational plaques and is a popular location for families, scout groups, and tourists. Inside the park is The Arboretum Building that can be rented for parties, baby and bridal showers, and other events. The park features a play structure, outdoor BBQ grill, patio with picnic-style seating, and a tranquil walking path.
Arboretum Pavilion
There are two pavilion spaces at the Arboretum. One is equipped with a barbeque put and picnic table and the other is a larger space with two tables and plenty of space for your own tables or chairs. Both pavilions can accommodate approximately 50 people total. Click here to reserve the Arboretum Outdoor Pavilion.

Katy Heritage Park

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, the Tradition Bank bandstand gazebo and brick paved patio. This park is located at 5990 George Bush Dr, Katy, TX 77493. To tour the historic homes, or for more information regarding events or photography in the park, please visit www.katyheritagesociety.comor contact the Katy Heritage Society directly by phone at 281-377-5710 or email at

MKT Railroad Depot and Park

This historic train station with life-sized exhibits and a quaint, red caboose car on-display provides an eye-catching landmark for historic downtown Katy. Located at 5615 1st St, Katy, TX 77493, this park is currently serving as a museum and visitor center for the city. We recommend new-comers and history seekers alike to start their exploration of the city here.

Thomas Park

A small, historic facility located at the edge of Historic Downtown Katy, Thomas Park is the location of the Tri-County marker where the borders of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties intersect. Thomas Park, located at 5919 Fourth Street, Katy, TX 77493, attracts visitors to its tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, playground, and gazebo. Thomas Park is a popular location for photographers, small weddings, and family gatherings and the gazebo is available for rental. Click here to reserve the Thomas Park Gazebo.

Town Park

Located at Town Park Boulevard and Katy Hockley Cut-off. The large, open green space at this park provides a beautiful walking scape along the 2/3 mile trail.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park

Centrally located within the City of Katy, this wooded park offers an exciting children’s playground, with a large pyramid rope climber, two picnic pavilions with tables, a walking path, and public restrooms. Located at 6202 George Bush Drive, Katy, TX 77493, this park is the location for the bi-annual Community Campouts and Katy Summer Nights series.

VFW Park's large outdoor pavilion (30′ x 60′) is equipped with permanent concrete tables and benches, seats approximately 96, nearby restroom access, and is available for rentals. The smaller pavilion seats about 25 and has space for additional table or chair set-up. Both may be rented out. Click here to reserve the Large or Small VFW Park Pavilion.

Woodsland Park

True to its name, Woodsland Park is a heavily wooded 7-acre park with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a more secluded atmosphere. Located at 443 Danover Road, Katy, TX 77494, the park features a covered basketball court, picnic tables, playground, an outdoor pavilion with a large barbecue pit, and a community center.

Outdoor Pavilion
The covered space can accommodate up to 50 people and is equipped with picnic tables, a large barbeque pit and may be rented out. Click here to reserve the Woodsland Park Pavilion.

Community Center
Great for for weddings, parties or other related events. The Community Center is 1,333 square feet (31′ x 43′) and is equipped with a full kitchen, indoor restrooms, and approximately 15, 6-foot rectangular tables, and 60 folding chairs. Maximum occupancy is 100.

The Woodsland Park Community Center is open! You can submit a request for your desired date and time online. One of our staff members will contact you to finalize your request over-the-phone. Click here to submit a request for the community center.

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