Best (we Wish It Were A) State Park

Texas Department of Health Parking Garage at The Triangle

With the Veloway hidden in the wilds of Circle C and the helmet laws crowding recreationalists off the streets, it's just about all a body can do to have fun these days. But thanks to the Department of Health building one of the most open, airy, gradually-sloping parking garages in town and placing it smack in the middle of two acres of pure, unadulterated asphalt, skateboarders, rollerbladers and cyclists have found a new home. Not only is this lovely park, er, parking garage perfect for beginners and experts alike, but it's blessedly empty on the weekends and after six on weekdays. Sure, the cops might run you off once in awhile -- but since they're probably there to catch the awesome view from the rooftop just like you are, they're pretty nice about it.

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