Dig World set to open this fall near Katy Mills

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 8/23/21

A new attraction is coming to the Katy Mills area with Dig World, Texas’ first construction-themed adventure park, set to open later this fall just north of the mall, according to a Dig World …

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Dig World set to open this fall near Katy Mills

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A new attraction is coming to the Katy Mills area with Dig World, Texas’ first construction-themed adventure park, set to open later this fall just north of the mall, according to a Dig World press release. The park will allow children and adults to operate real construction equipment, the press release said.

“At Katy Mills, we are committed to growing, evolving, and supporting what the community needs,” said Lisa Connolly, Katy Mills Director of Marketing and Business Development. “Dig World will surely enhance the family-friendly offerings of Katy Mills, providing a fun place for families to spend time together during their visit to the center.”

According to the press release, the 3.5-acre park is expected to host more than 100,000 people during its first year of operation and will provide visitors with a hands-on experience. Park patrons will be able to operate excavators, skid steers, utility terrain vehicles and other construction-related equipment.

Park founders Jacob Robinson and Rick Bennett said they are excited to provide the recreational and educational opportunities the facility will offer to youth and adults alike. Height requirements may be in place for some equipment, according to the press release.

“We want to create memorable experiences for families that last a lifetime as well as educate the next generation about construction and all the possibilities that surround that industry," Robinson said.

In addition to the machinery, park-goers will be able to enjoy field trips, community events, birthday parties and corporate outings. The theme park will also feature a playground, gem-mining station, turf field with outdoor games and other unspecified attractions.

Dig World is partnered with Mustang Cat, a construction supply company located at 12800 Northwest Freeway in Houston for its construction equipment.

“We look forward to partnering with Dig World as they showcase our heavy equipment in a hands-on experience for the entire family,” President & COO of Mustang Cat Sam Tucker said.

The facility is also partnering with Texas A&M University’s Department of Construction Science which will provide educational materials for the park.

“The Department of Construction Science is excited to partner with Dig World to create an educational partnership, where future generations can experience and learn about the dynamic construction industry,” said Department of Construction Science Head Patrick Suermann.

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