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Dog Park -Scheduled to re-open Friday, May 22nd at 8AM

We understand the desire for the park to resume operations and want everyone to understand there were many factors considered when deciding to close the Dog Park. The following were some of our major concerns:

  • the tight configuration of the Dog Park entrance;
  • sanitation of hard surfaces (gates, dog washing station, benches, restrooms and obstacles course features);
  • the virus can live on surfaces such as leashes, collars and pet toys;
  • the closeness/lack of social distancing that could result between pet owners when pet altercations ensues; and
  • the safety of the pets and their owners while in the dog park from those who may not know they are infected.

In addition, and most importantly are the new CDC's guidelines with regard to pet owners:  Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.

  • Do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household.
  • Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or people.
  • Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people and animals.
  • Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather.

At this time, we will continue to follow the CDC Guidelines for the health and safety of our residents, visitors and their pets. Please note that while the dog park will remain closed, we are working on additional ways to promote health and safety, which will help us reopen it in the future. 

View the Official Press Release detailing the changes for Re-Open Texas Phase One and the local impact for Katy. For more information, visit our Coronavirus page.


5414 Franz, Katy TX 77493

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.

Harvest Plaza


5701 Third Street, Katy TX 77493 

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.

Katy City Park

5720 Franz Road, Katy TX 77493

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.

Katy Play Station and Pavilion

at Katy City Park - 5720 Franz Road, Katy TX 77493

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.

Katy Arboretum

at Katy City Park- 2046 Katy City Park Road, Katy TX 77493

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. 

Katy Heritage Park

5990 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

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.

Thomas Park

5919 Fourth Street, Katy TX 77493

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 .

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park

6202 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

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.

Woodsland Park and Community Center

443 Danover Road, Katy TX 77494

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.

VFW Park Pavilion
VFW Park
VFW Park Playground
Katy Dog Park Pong
Katy Dog Park Washing Station
Katy Dog Park Obstacle Course

Parks Reservations

  • Visit Katy City Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No reservations can be made by phone or email. Fill out the Facility Rental Agreement.
  • Bring cash or check to pay deposit and fees. The City of Katy’s Parks and Recreation Department currently does NOT accept credit cards.

Park Reservation and Facility Use Policies have been established by City Council for the use and reservation of parks, pavilions, fields, and gazebos. It is the responsibility of park facility renters to follow the City’s Parks Facility and Reservation Policies.

For inquiries please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 281.391.4840 or

Arboretum Building Up to 50 $100.00 Not required No fee required $75.00/day
Play Station Pavilion Up to 50 $100.00 Not required No fee required $60.00/day
Thomas Park Gazebo Up to 20 $100.00 Not required No fee required
VFW Pavilion Up to 100 $100.00 Not required No fee required $60.00/day
Woodsland Community Center Up to 100 $250.00 $100.00 No fee required $40.00/hour
Woodsland Pavilion Up to 50 $100.00 Not required No fee required
Baseball Fields 1 & 2 300' fence $100.00

Unlighted-No fee required

Lighted- $5.00/per hour

Unlighted-$25.00/per hour

Lighted- $30.00/per hour

Softball Fields 3 & 4 245' fence $100.00

Unlighted-No fee required

Lighted- $5.00/per hour

Unlighted-$25.00/per hour

Lighted- $30.00/per hour

Multipurpose Field 3 - $100.00

Unlighted-No fee required

Lighted- $5.00/per hour

Unlighted-$25.00/per hour

Lighted- $30.00/per hour

Tennis Courts (6 courts) - $100.00

Unlighted-No fee required

Lighted- $5.00/per hour

Unlighted-$25.00/per hour

Lighted- $30.00/per hour