Best of Austin More 2007 Critics Politics & Personalities Best Political Theatre: Rep. Pat Haggerty's Quorum-Busting Walk-Out Best at Restoring Some Faith in Law Enforcement: Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski Best Rubber-Elvis-Wig-Wearing Messenger to the People: Dave the Guadalupe Sign Guy Best Government Defender of Open Government: Attorney General Greg Abbott Best Rain-or-Shine Anti-War Campaigners: Women in Black Feistiest Neighborhood Rebellion: Arms Around Northcross, Responsible Growth for Northcross Hunkiest Mayor: Will Wynn Best Guardians for Keeping SoCo Locally Owned: Rob Lippincott, Abe Zimmerman, Stan Biderman Best Brother and Sister Team Bringing National Attention to Austin: Liz Lambert and Lou Lambert Most Sincere Embodiment of Old Austin: Brooks Brannon Best Lobbyist Who's Not in It for the Money: Anne Dunkelberg Best Hope for the Future: APD Chief Art Acevedo Best Visiting Activist: Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project Best Unsung Hero: Keith Hampton Most Iconoclastic Neighborhood Association: Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association Best City-Owned Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery Best Closure: Holly Power Plant Best Legacy of Triumph Out of Tragedy: The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation Most Civil Liberating Lady: Lisa Graybill Best New Crossover Hit: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge Best Hammers of Justice: Austin Pride Build 2007

2007 › Critics › Politics & Personalities

Best Neighborhood Gift to Austin: Town Lake Park

It may not keep its name very long – now that it’s on the shores of Lady Bird Lake – but a park by any other name will still be sweet. For two decades and in the middle of a pingpong tract of conflicting city priorities, the South Austin folks who dreamed of an engaged public space never lost hope or determination. The result is a combination park-playscape-public living art that will anchor a walkable Downtown for generations. In the end, the neighborhoods and the city and private donors came together to build it, and the people are coming. In addition to this wonderful public space, we’ve gotten a model of what the Town Lake shoreline should be: all of ours and not simply handed over to investors chasing the next big real-estate buck. Lady Bird Lake belongs to all of us!

Town Lake Park
920 W. Riverside, 512/974-6700

More awards for Town Lake Park

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  1993 › Readers › Outdoors & Recreation ›

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