I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).
Katy Dog Park
Located in the small town of Katy, Texas, Katy Dog Park is a delightful place to spend some time. The address is 5418 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77493.
My husband and I noticed it one day when we were driving in the area due west of Houston. We decided to stop even though our four-legged canine buddy, Skippy, was at home at the time. We were happy that we did! People who own dogs can quickly identify with seeing other people’s dogs having fun in an environment like this. It brought smiles to our faces.
Entertaining for People and Pets
Fourteen acres of well-designed land make up this Katy dog park space. We saw all kinds of dog breeds and sizes of dogs accompanying their people. Separate areas are available for different sized dogs if desired.
It is our experience that people seem to enjoy these dog parks as much as do their pets. Congenial chats happen between people that might otherwise never occur. The bond of pet ownership is something special that appears to make for easy conversations.
A 1,723 foot paved walking path encircles the park inside of the fenced area. People walking it three times would approximate 1 mile.
Various types of tall trees offer lots of shaded areas within the park. That is particularly nice on sunny, hot, and humid days to have the ability to rest in dappled shade.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.”
— Milan Kundera
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Fourteen Acres of Freedom to Run And Play
Ample wide open spaces are also there for people to toss balls or frisbees to their canine buddies or just let them run freely off-leash. It must be particularly nice for people and their canine buddies who live in apartments or who have small yards at home. Very few yards would offer the freedom to run and play, as in this beautiful space of fourteen acres. Benches are spaced throughout the park for people to sit and watch their dogs interact with others.
Some Water Fun!
For dogs who love to swim, splash and play in the water, a beach-type scene is on site. Our very first dog, an Irish Setter, loved playing in the water. This wading pool would have delighted him!
Dog parks such as this one did not yet exist back when we had our Kelly. These canine recreational spaces are becoming more popular, and we see many more of them these days. Many of the larger ones provide pools for the dogs.
Hours, Rules, and Amenities
This inviting Katy park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Posted on the exterior fence are the dog park use rules. Water fountains are available for people and their pets. Dog showers are there for people to clean up their pets after a day of romping and playing. Cute fire hydrants are the source of water in those cleanup stations.
If you are looking for a verdant green dog park in the Katy, Texas area, you should like discovering and using this beautiful place. Enjoy!
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
— John grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Peggy Woods