I'm a guy who loves the outdoors, frequents Colorado's Rockies for hiking and skiing. And though there is no comparison to Houston, I've tried to find something close to an ""outdoor expierence"" with my fiancee and my dogs. And yet again, Houston as let me down. With Hermann Park being riddled by Homeless and drunks, and Lake Houston which needs no explanation of the catastrophe it is. Cullen Park seemed interesting judging by others reviews and summaries, but it is horrible. The trails have not been tended to so the overgrowth has taken over and became forrest again. There's nothing but punks and hoodlums walknig around, so I feel I should only stay on the pavement to watch my car, and perhaps need some sort of proection for myself. And the ""famous velodrome"" for road bikers? Was closed when I got there. So No way to this park, and I add this to the long list of ""recreational"" failures to houston, TX.
Pros: At least the City ""tried""
Cons: Gang-bangers, hoodlums, punks, unkempt trails, locked out facilities