Olympic Park review

Visit Centennial Olympic Park for year-round fun. Keep reading for my list of things to do at Centennial Olympic Park.

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Centennial Olympic Park Fountain of Rings
Centennial Olympic Park Fountain of Rings. Photo by Atlanta Parent.

Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre public park in downtown Atlanta. With millions of visitors a year, it’s definitely a top Atlanta attraction.

The park hosts popular annual events such as the 4th of July Celebration, Holiday in the Park, Sweetwater 420 Festival and Publix Atlanta Marathon.

Location

Centennial Park is located in downtown Atlanta and is surrounded by major Atlanta landmarks, hotels, and restaurants.

Landmarks

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Getting There

If you’re driving, from I-75/I-85, the park is located off of exit 249C (Williams Street). You’ll see several signs directing you to the park.

There’s lots of parking. are several parking lots, both covered and uncovered. As well as street parking.

If taking MARTA, then hop off at the Dome/GWCC/Philips/CNN station on the Blue/Green line. The park is just a 5 minute walk from MARTA and you’ll get a good look at the Mercedes Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena and the CNN Center. If you are on the Red/Gold line, then disembark at Peachtree Center Station. The walk will be a little longer but peoplte watching along the way will make the walk worth it.

And finally, the Atlanta Streetcar is gaining popularity. There is a stop located right outside of the park entrance.

Park Features

Fountain of Rings

The Fountain of rings is enjoyed by millions of visitors each year. And is known as the world’s largest interactive fountain. People enjoy this treasure for two reasons. First, because of the fountain show. Secondly, because children can play in the safe zero-depth pool area. Literally dozens of kids at any given time during the summer are running through the water jets. Except during the show, which occurs four times a day.

Playgrounds

Once you arrive, you won’t know what to do first. If you’re with yoir kids then stop by the playground.

The All-Children’s Playground is designed for universal accessibility. In other words, even kids with reduced mobility can play. Curious about why inclusive playgrounds are important? Take a look at this article by NPR.

Also, you can sit in the shade in the playground area or lounge on the lawn with a view of the playground. Either way, you’ll be comfortable while the kids play.

Green space

It’s great for a game of Frisbee, a picnic or just people-watching. The beautiful green space is level and treated for bug, so you can relax comfortably.


What are some of your favorite Centennial Park memories? Let me know in the comments.

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