Skating at The Edge at Allen Station Park
201 E. St. Mary
Allen, TX 75013
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
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
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
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
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.