Best Use of Tax Dollars

City Parks

Remember that last scene in Slacker, where everyone hops in the hooptie to the tune of South African drinking song "Skokiaan," and they drive out of town, camera in hand, land at Mount Bonnell, climb up to the top, and toss the camera over the edge? That pretty much sums up the wild abandon and adoration we Austinites feel for our green spaces. There are a lot of priorities our readers would love for city dollars to fund: education initiatives, sidewalks, transportation options, but the majority of votes in this category went to items that fall under the purview of Austin Parks and Rec or have benefited greatly from the hard work and dedication of the Austin Parks Foundation. From Eeyore's Birthday to Philosophers' Rock, dang, we like to lie around and think about how great our city is. Long may she slack!

Austin PARD
200 S. Lamar, 512/974-6700

Austin Parks Foundation
507 Calles #116, 512/477-1566

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