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. 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.
5611 Gardenia Ln., Katy, TX 77493

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 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. 
5919 Fourth St., Katy, TX 77493

Exploration Park
The design of Exploration Park is rooted in children’s play, environmental stewardship, educational principles, and an overall theme inspired by water. It offers visitors a multipurpose play area, an open lawn for unstructured play, and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Play features include a sensory garden, swings, a musical bridge, a raindrop berm lawn, and a slide tower and bridge connecting to a hill slide. An interactive water cycle wall creates a hands-on experience that demonstrates the water cycle and educational signage encourages water conservation.
15020 Cinco Park Rd., Katy, TX 77450

Local Tip:
"We love the educational aspect of Exploration Park – how they recycle rainwater and have little informational play cards scattered throughout the park. There are rocks and hills for kiddos to climb up and scrape their knees on, and it's just full of more quirky obstacles than your average neighborhood park." – Madelyn W.

Malcolm E. Beckendorff Family Park
Located in the heart of Katy, this park offers it all. It's a smaller park with grassy areas, a playground, walking paths and large covered picnic pavilion. One reason why locals this park is because of the covered basketball courts! 
1815 Katyland Dr., Katy, TX 77493

Willow Fork Park 
Located right by Cinco Ranch High School, this family-friendly park has a little something for everyone. Paved trails, a lake, solar-powered lighting, boardwalks, playground, disc golf, dog-friendly, and a pavilion facility with restrooms, picnic tables and grills. 
NW corner of SH 99, Katy, TX 77494

City of Katy Off-Leash 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. The 14-acre park offers 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 their 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.
5414 Franz, Katy, TX 77493 

Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail
Mason Creek Hike and Bike Path is a 2.6-mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Katy, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking.
2500 Porter Rd., Katy, TX 77493  

Paperback Park
Cane Island’s Paperback Park opened last year as one of the few locales in Katy to offer courts for pickleball along with a toddler park, children’s playground, splash pad, synthetic lawn play area, basketball and volleyball courts and shaded pavilion. Work up an appetite? No worries, The Oaks Kitchen & Bar is within walking distance of the park! 
 2810 Coastal Trl., Katy, TX 77493