KATY MAGAZINE ONLINE
April 30, 2018
by Jennifer Skelton
John Paul’s Landing Park, named for Pope John Paul II, is now open in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD on West Road between Grand Parkway and Katy Hockley Road.
With more than 850 acres, John Paul’s Landing is one of Harris County Sheriff Precinct 5’s biggest parks. Currently, the park surrounded by fields of grass and trees but not for long. In the next 5 to 10 years, this area will be filled with houses and families. In 2019, Katy ISD elementary school #42 will open, servicing this area, which will include the subdivisions of Elyson and Morton Creek.
Located on West Road, between Katy Hockley Road and Grand Parkway, the park features three separate entrances accessible off West Road. The three areas are only accessible by a walking trail within the park.
At 24202 West Road and 24502 West Road, both areas offer the same option although not identical. Families can enjoy a nice day on the playgrounds, 2.6 miles of walking trails or by throwing a party in reservable picnic pavilions. To make reservations call (281) 531-1592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third area, located at 24002 West Road, includes a 150-acre, stocked lake. A walking trail weaves around the lake. Fishing is permitted following the freshwater fishing rules of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. According to the signs at the lake, it is stocked with Bass, Catfish, Crappie and Sunfish. In addition to providing an opportunity for sport fishermen, the lake at John Paul’s Landing Park will be linked to Langham Creek and help mitigate downstream flooding.