Southside means different things to most parents and kids. Parents may see it as "the place where emergency room bills and hassles come from," and young skaters see it as "heaven." For years now, the venerable South Houston indoor skatepark has been servicing the board lust of skate kids in the Houston and Pasadena area. Saturdays and Sundays get pretty hectic, with skate clinics and weekend warriors making their way to Southside, so stake out a spot early near one of the park's sets and hunker down. While it's not free like the Lee and Zoe Jamail park near downtown, the indoor set-up does keep shredders a little bit cooler, and the big vert ramp is unlike anything you'll find in the area.
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