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Best Alternative Sport & Fitness Activities Around D/FW

October 18, 2010 7:12 PM

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Many people enjoy watching a good game of football, baseball or basketball, but aren’t really interested in playing the sport. Yet doctors and health professionals tell us all the time how important it is to exercise. Thankfully, numerous opportunities exist to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping.

 

Skating at The Edge at Allen Station Park

201 E. St. Mary
Allen, TX 75013
(214) 509-4760
www.cityofallen.org

Located in the fast-growing suburb of Allen, The Edge at Allen Station Skate Park is the largest outdoor skate park in the state of Texas. The facility features ledges, bowls, slopes, ramps and street fixtures. Safety equipment, including knee/elbow pads and helmets, is strongly recommended. Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

 

Paintball at XDrenaline Zone at Lake Grapevine

2500 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 471-3200
www.xdrenalinzone.com

For an extreme paintball adventure, look no further than XDrenaline Zone. Located adjacent to Lake Grapevine, just north of DFW Airport.  Spend your day running and shooting in fun paintball fields, including The Wall, Phantom Hill, Plane Crash and Ghost Town. No outside paint allowed. Rates: $34.99 for 300 paintballs; $39.99 for 500 paintballs. Grenades are available for $5.99. Hours: Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Indoor Thrills at Main Event Entertainment

Various Locations around Dallas/Fort Worth
www.maineventusa.com

The reason Main Event Entertainment makes the list of the best alternative sport and fitness activities is due to its wide-ranging activities, including bowling, laser tag and billiards. Hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

 

Outdoor Adventure at Cedar Hill State Park

1570 FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 291-3900
www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Nature beckons at this scenic state park located southwest of downtown Dallas, along the shores of Joe Pool Lake. Cedar Hill State Park offers a variety of alternative sport and fitness activities, including boating, hiking trails, camping, fishing and mountain biking. Entrance fee: $5 per person per day, 13 and over (under 12 admitted free). Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

Extreme Alternative Sports at DFW Adventure Park

13055 Cleveland Gibbs Road
Roanoke, TX 76262
(817) 854-0085
www.dfwap.com

Located off of Interstate 35 W in Roanoke, DFW Adventure Park offers an extreme alternative sporting experience. Get your blood pumping with Airsoft, wilderness challenges, Motocross, paintball and laser combat. Group rates available. Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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