The Concho River Walk was named top five "Great Public Spaces" by the American Planning Association. According to the City of San Angelo, the requirements to qualify are the space has to demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning.

This area much enrich communities and facilitate economic growth while inspiring others across the county to do the same. According to the American Planning Association, places on this list add value to the community.

The Concho River Walk was the only place in the top five from the Lone Star State.

This video highlights the other "Great Public Spaces" from 2017.