One of the best things about Katy Texas is that there are so many activities and fun things to do around here!
There are multiple parks and recreation facilities in Katy including:
- Mary Jo Peckham Park
- Exploration Park
- George Bush Park with bike trails
- Brazos Bend State Park (and Observatory)
⇒ See detailed list of Katy Parks and Recreation below
⇒ See a long list of parks and recreation in the area
There are many shopping stores throughout Katy, but the primary shopping centers include:
- Katy Mills Outlet Mall
- La Centerra shopping and dining center
- Katy Boardwalk District (Soon-to-be-built)
- Old Katy Antique stores (map to area)
Plus, there is a Wholefoods Grocery Store available and HEB Grocery stores offer health food sections and organic produce as well.
There are so many fun things to do around Katy!
- Katy Main Event
- Momentum Indoor Climbing
- Time Square Entertainment
- No Label Brewing
- Dewberry Farm
- Blessington Farms
- George Ranch
- Moody Gardens
- Galveston – Pleasure Pier
- Kemah Boardwalk
Nearby movie theaters include:
Katy even has the Great Southwest Equestrian Park!
Katy museums include:
There are more museums in Houston.
>> See Houston Museums
Houston has a rich theatre and fine arts community. For more information, go to Theatre and Fine Arts.
Houston has both:
Plus, there is an even better Aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston, about 1.5 hours away.
If you enjoy live music and concerts, then you will want to know about:
- Baker St Pub
- Katy Vibes
- Mo’s Place
- Wildcatter Saloon
- Smart Financial Center
- The Big Easy
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- Toyota Center
The main sports teams in Houston include:
- Houston Texans
- Houston Astros
- Houston Rockets
- Sugar Land Skeeters (minor league baseball)
- UofH Football
- UofH Basketball
The primary lakes and beaches in the Houston area are:
Katy has multiple parks and recreation spots including:
- Dog Park
- Mary Jo Peckham Park
- Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center
- Harvest Plaza
- Katy City Park
- Katy Arboretum
- Katy Heritage Park
- Thomas Park
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park
- Woodsland Park and Community Center
These facilities are described in detail below.
>> Learn about Online Reservations for these facilities
“Opened in March 2007, this off-leash park for canines of all sizes and is open everyday from dawn to dusk and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The 14 acre park offer lots of grass and trees with a third of a mile length walking path, a wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers and fountains accessible for both the four legged friend and their owners. Stop by and enjoy our newest attraction- the agility course! Located on the west side of the park, 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.” (Source: Website)
Mary Jo Peckham Park
This is a 32-acre park featuring a lake with ducks, fish, and wildlife, playground, miniature golf, picnic pavilion, gazebo, walking trail, restrooms, picnic tables and grills.
Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center
Open 7am-7pm (M-F), 8am-5:30pm (Sat), and 10am-5pm (Sun)
Fitness center for residents of Harris County (northern portion of Katy) that offers free swim lessons, water exercise, American Red Cross lessons, and other workshops. Fitness classes include yoga, Karate, Qigong, fitness machines, and cardio training.
>> See the Activity Calendar
“In the heart of downtown Historic Katy, Harvest Plaza is set aside to pay tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice-farming community. The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving. ” (Source: Website)
Katy City Park
“This sports facility is home to 2 baseball fields, 2 softball fields, a state of the art sports lighting system, soccer field/multipurpose field, a covered three court basketball pavilion, six ADA accessible tennis courts and many picnic tables for year round use. All athletic fields are available for rentals Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Incudes the Katy Play Station and Pavilion, “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 as a tribute to Katy’s name sake 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 on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)
“The Katy Arboretum was developed as a joint venture with the City of Katy, CenterPoint Energy and Keep Katy Beautiful. The three-acre park 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 area 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. The Arboretum Building is equipped with tables and chairs, can accommodate approximately 50 people and is available on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)
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 pavilion and brick paved patio. To rent or tour the historic homes, please contact the Heritage Society at (281)391-2550.” (Source: Website)
“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 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.” (Source: Website)
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. This park is the location for the bi-annual Community Campouts and Katy Summer Nights.
VFW Park’s large outdoor pavilion (30′ x 60′) is equipped with permanent concrete tables and benches. Seats approximately 96 and is available on a daily basis for rentals.” (Source: Website)
Woodsland Park and Community Center
“True to its name, Woodsland Park is a heavily wooded 8 acre park with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a more secluded atmosphere. The park features a covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playground, an outdoor pavilion with large barbecue pit and a community building. Woodsland Park is home to the city’s senior services day activities and community fitness classes.
This Community Center may be rented out on an hourly basis 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, tables and chairs. Maximum occupancy is 100.” (Source: Website)
Katy Golf Courses & Country Clubs
The following golf courses and country clubs are nearby.
Cinco Ranch Golf Course
Falcon Point Golf Course
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course
Willow Fork Golf Course
Shadow Hawk Golf Course
Plus Houston area has: