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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Sweetwater Creek State Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Sweetwater Creek State Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Runner-up: Kennesaw Mountain Park


900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, 770-427-4686, www.kennesaw.com

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Featured)

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Runner-up
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center
1978 Island Ford Parkway, 678-538-1200, www.nps.gov/chat

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Featured)
The name Kennesaw comes from the Cherokee word “gah-nee-sah,” which means burial ground. Fitting, since the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain ended the lives of an estimated 4,000 men in the summer of 1864, with 62,000 others either captured or injured. Nowadays, the site of some of the heaviestmore...
The name Kennesaw comes from the Cherokee word “gah-nee-sah,” which means burial ground. Fitting, since the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain ended the lives of an estimated 4,000 men in the summer of 1864, with 62,000 others either captured or injured. Nowadays, the site of some of the heaviest fighting of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign has become the 2,888-acre KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK. Trek to this well-preserved site for a first-hand history lesson more interesting than anything they told you in class. There are more than 17 miles of trails for walking, and a 1.4-mile hike to the summit. Just don’t try to make off with any historical mementos of your own. Doing so could cost you $100,000 or even land you in jail. Plus, it’s just plain disrespectful. less...

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Stone Mountain Park (Featured)

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Chattahoochee River National Park

Best OTP Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Shiloh and Gettysburg may be more famous, but the Civil War carnage that took place where the KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK now stands is nothing to sneeze at: Over a span of two weeks in 1864, more than 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought. At the end, 67,000 were dead, woundedmore...
Shiloh and Gettysburg may be more famous, but the Civil War carnage that took place where the KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK now stands is nothing to sneeze at: Over a span of two weeks in 1864, more than 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought. At the end, 67,000 were dead, wounded or captured. Today, the national park that stands here covers almost 3,000 acres. Seventeen miles of interpretive trails crisscross the park; perhaps the most impressive winds up the mountain, where cannon emplacements point menacingly toward the horizon. If you go, leave your bike at home, unless you're prepared to stay only on the paved roads. And definitely leave your metal detector at home; possession of one, because of the Civil War trinkets they're still digging up, could land you in jail for up to a year, plus a $100,000 fine. To get there, take I-75 to exit 269 (Barrett Parkway). At the light, turn west onto Barrett Parkway. After three miles, turn left at the light, onto Old Hwy 41. Turn right at the next light, Stilesboro Road. The visitor center will be immediately on your left. "900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive. 770-427-4686. www.nps.gov/kemo" less...

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