Katy families can pack a lunch and hop on the train
Zube (pronounced: zoo-bee) Park in west Harris County, just north of Katy, is a 14 acre green space with all the amenities one would expect to find inÂ a family-oriented recreational area: Play grounds, picnic tables, grills, pavilions, hiking trails, restrooms and soccer fields. But there is one more hidden treasure that is becoming increasingly popular with families – the 1/8 scale Cypress Creek and Southern Railroad, operated by the Houston Area Live Steamers (HALS).
The HALS railroad attracts train enthusiasts of all ages who come out to take the railroad’s 6 mile long journey, an excursion lasting about 15 minutes. They even have a specially designed car to accommodate a standard width wheelchair. HALS opens its train rides to the public on the third Saturday of every month, starting in March and running through November, weather permitting. The next Public Run days are Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, November 20 from 9:00 AM through 1:00PM. Special tours can also be arranged by contacting the club. Train rides are free, however, donations are always welcome.
Zube Park, itself is opened from 8:00 AM to dusk, so pack your picnic and make a day of it. To get to Zube Park, drive north on Katy Hockley Cutoff. The Park is located at 17400 Roberts Road just north of Highway 290 in Hockley. (Katy Hockley Cutoff changes names to Roberts Road at 290).
For More Information:
Houston Area Live Steamers
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Houston Area Live Steamers, Inc.
P. O. Box 215
Hockley, TX 77447-0215
Map to Zube Park:
ParksÂ AdministrationÂ Office: