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Mason Road Park | Small Community Park in Katy, Texas

Posted: March 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

My husband and I have been passing Mason Road Park for some time on one of our routes to and from places in Katy, Texas. Last week we decided to stop and check it out.

Mason Road Park

This small six acre park is located on North Mason Road between Clay Road on the north and Morton Road to the south.  It is surrounded by subdivisions.  Bridgewater Village borders the north side of this park with Westland Creek Village on the south.  Lakes of Bridgewater is just southeast.

Mason Road Park

There is a small parking lot just off of North Mason Road. The parking lot is adjacent to the gazebo and a good number of picnic tables and BBQ pits.  The day we pulled in some workers were using the parking lot as a gathering place to enjoy their lunches.  Most of the people who use this park probably come from the surrounding subdivisions.

Gazebo & Picnic Tables in Mason Road Park

According to the park website the trail length is 1.6 miles.  There is a loop trail surrounding the park but then there are other one-way trails that dead end into subdivisions.  Perhaps someday these trails will be extended to connect with other parks.

Northern Mockingbird in Mason Road Park

Many northern mockingbirds were viewed as well as heard while we were walking the trails.  This one pictured above seemed to be claiming the gazebo area as his territory.  He is sitting on a BBQ pit in this photo.

Northern Mockingbird in Mason Road Park

Others were perched in trees singing a medley of sounds.  In the spring of the year males are particularly vociferous in trying to attract females when ready to mate.  Most northern mockingbirds are monogamous and return to the same areas to breed and raise offspring.  I always get a kick out of listening to all of the many noises that they mimic.

Trellis in Mason Road Park

A lovely trellis has been built which houses three benches and offers some shade.  The wisteria vines were blooming which added beauty to the pretty landscaping.

Blooming Wisteria in Mason Road Park

The paved trails are very level and we saw several people walking, jogging and running.

Jogger in Mason Road Park

Most of the planted trees are still small so there is little shade at this point.  As the landscaping matures this will change.

Drainage ditch in Mason Road Park

Many of the paved pathways are alongside a drainage ditch.  So much of our Houston Metro Area has been developed along drainage ditches, creeks and bayous which eventually empty out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Drainage ditch in Mason Road Park

We spotted several red eared slider turtles swimming in the water below us.

Red-eared Slider Turtle spotted in Mason Road Park

The redbud trees in Mason Road Park were clad with their bountiful springtime blossoms.  I still miss the one that we used to have growing in our backyard.  It added such beauty to our landscaping.

Redbud tree blossoms in Mason Road Park

Speaking of beauty there were plentiful wildflowers growing in the grassy areas alongside the trails.

Blooming Wildflowers in Mason Road Park

Blooming Wildflowers in Mason Road Park

Blooming Wildflowers in Mason Road Park

All one has to do is look down at a wide variety of colorful wildflowers of all sizes, shapes and colors.  Butterflies were flitting about going from one flower to the next.

Landscaping in Mason Road Park

We enjoyed our exploration of this Precinct 3 Park in Harris County.  In the main part of the park nearest North Mason Road where the gazebo and trellis is located is a wide open grassy area in the center of the loop trail.  I can envision kids flying kites or throwing balls back and forth.  It is a lovely small community park that everyone can enjoy.  Just know that no water or restrooms are provided so plan accordingly.