The Concho River, Parks and Trails Rehabilitation Project was given this award by the state of Texas for excellence in park design.
"The Park Design Excellence Award recognizes both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Design Professional for their team work for park design. This year’s winners are Kinney Franke Architects and San Angelo Parks and Recreation Department for the design of the Concho River, Parks & Trails Rehabilitation Project. The Concho River, Parks and Trails Rehabilitation Project was designed by Kinney Franke Architects of San Angelo and funded by community half-cent sales tax and several grants. The primary purpose of the $10M+ project was to stop erosion and stabilize the banks of the river in the core area of downtown. Several improvements were made to the area, including fountain renovations, river stabilization, and the installation of art and exercise equipment along the trails." -Texas Recreation & Park Society