Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark

Though there have been other public skateparks, downtown's Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark was the very first City of Houston public skatepark, and people couldn't have been more. And they should have been. The new concrete beast that locals now get to shred at is a colossal 30,000 square feet of rails, pools and stairs. It also includes a 20-foot cradle that may seem over the top to some, but hey, if you're going to build a skatepark in Texas, you might as well build it like everything else here. Bigger and better than anything else, this place is the Astrodome of skateparks. Helmets are required (duh), but admission is free. Classes are available, as well.