Cane Island in Katy to open new park this summer

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The master-planned community Cane Island is adding another amenity for its residents.

Paperback Park will open this summer across 7 acres near Pitts Road and Cane Island Parkway in Katy, according to a press release.

The new park will have the following features:

  • pickleball courts;
  • basketball courts;
  • volleyball courts;
  • a toddler area;
  • a playground;
  • a synthetic lawn play area; and
  • mini libraries that will hold about 20 books each.

“It’s a place where families can connect with neighbors on the playground or sports court or simply relax with a good book,” Cane Island Director of Marketing Lawren Eckhardt said in the release. “We’ve been looking at the book-sharing concept for quite some time. This park just seemed to be the ideal location.”

The investment cost to develop the park is about $650,000, said Bernard Kaplan of Kaplan Public Relations, the public relations firm representing Cane Island.

Located in the northwest Katy area, Cane Island recently opened a new restaurant, The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, near its Welcome Center at the Cane Quarter, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. Other amenities within the community include lagoon-style pool and cabanas, a water playground, a lap pool, a fitness center, a yoga studio conservatory and a lawn for community events.

Katy-based Rise Communities LLC is the developer of Cane Island, which sprawls across 1,100 acres, according to the company’s website. There are currently about 500 homes built in Cane Island, Kaplan said. When complete, it will have about 2,000 homes.

Home prices range from the high $200,000s to $1 million with the average price at $485,568, according to Houston Association of Realtors. Homeowners association dues are about $1,200 annually, according to Cane Island’s website.

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Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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