Become a Friend of the Katy Trail

Annual membership donations support the Trail and provide members access to events and discounts.

2024 Spring Support Campaign

Meet the Spring Support Campaign Honorary Chairs and join the campaign.

Enhance the Katy Trail

Name a bench, tree, or flower bed with a donation to the Greenscape Fund.

Katy Trail Art

Check out the Spring 2024 Art Installation by Iván Argote at Victory Overlook.

D CEO Recognition

The FKT Major Gifts Team was a 2023 D CEO Magazine Nonprofit Award Finalist.

About the Trail

Privately funded and supported by the community, the historic Katy Trail is built on an old railroad line and has quickly become an iconic destination for the people of Dallas. The Friends of the Katy Trail organization is the principal fundraiser for the Trail. Through generous donations and private support from businesses and individuals, the Katy Trail remains in peak condition for residents and visitors alike to enjoy Dallas’ beautiful, natural trail.
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What's Blooming

Possumhaw Holly

Possumhaw holly is an attractive shrub native to the U.S. It features bright red berries in fall and winter, along with fresh green leaves and smooth, light gray stems, which further enhance its appeal. These amazing shrubs can be seen sprinkled along the Katy Trail.

Mexican Plum Tree

This tree is typically the first to flower, usually in late February or early March, marking the end of winter in Texas. The fragrant spring blooms are highly appealing to bees and other pollinators. While Mexican plum is a showstopper in the spring, it also offers beautiful fall/winter colors. Additionally, it is worth noting the abundance of bird nests along the Katy Trail now that the trees have shed their leaves in preparation for springtime.

The Flowering Quince

A thrill to spy that first splash of color — a signal that winter is nearing its end! The Flowering Quince are one of the first shrubs to bloom in early spring. The branches are loaded with blooms before they leaf out. They’re also hardy, tough, long-lasting and super easy to grow. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will also savor the early flowers.

Support the Katy Trail

Maintaining the 3.5 mile Trail comes with an annual price tag of over $1.5 million. In order to keep the Katy Trail clean, safe, and beautiful we need support from everyone who loves the Katy Trail to join us in our efforts.
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