Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia
285 International Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313| Map |
Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. The park is surrounded by many major Atlanta Landmarks; the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and the CNN Center are all on the west side of the park and the Georgia Aquarium and the new World of Coca-Cola on the North side of the park.
John Rispoli and 2 other parents have been here
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
There is a playground and splash pad where little ones can play. While pets are allowed in the park, they should be kept on a leash at all times.
Address: 285 International Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am - 11 pm
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Walk in the Footsteps of Olympic AthletesFlag review
I love Centennial Olympic Park. Depending on when you go, there is always something going on. Check their website for the specific day you'll be there to find out what they have. In summer (and even on warmer winter days) bring a bathing suit or at least a towel. Younger kids can't help but get into the fountains. If you come specifically for this, know that sometimes summer camp groups have the same idea so it can be A LOT of kids in the morning hours. Afternoons and evenings might be better. Googie Burger, sits right next to the Rings and is an AWESOME place for burgers and fries. They also serve unique milkshakes and beer and wine! Older kids will enjoy a stop in the Visitors Center to learn a bit about the Centennial Olympic Games. We have several commemorative bricks in the park, so we took our kids to find our bricks and talked about how much fun we had when the Olympics were in Atlanta. The wide lawn is great for frisbee or throwing the football. In the winter, they have Holiday lights throughout the park and an outdoor ice rink. For younger kids there are two playgrounds at the far end of the park, one is for all abilities. From May - Oct. they do music at noon on Tuesday and Thursday and Wed. Winddown on Wed. evenings. The last Sat. of the Month they have a family festival with different themes. We've done this a few times. It's ok, but not necessarily a reason to go to the park, just a nice diversion while in the park.
Tips for Families
Visit the website to see what special events are happening when you plan to go.
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I have been around Atlanta a few times and I would have to say I never really spent any time at Centennial Park. I had no idea how expansive this park was and all the things you can do in this park. Centennial Park...
My review is related to the ice skating rink at Centennial Olympic Park. The skating rink at Centennial is covered outdoor rink. The price is $7 for admission for 90 minutes and $2 for skate rental. I've heard so much about ice skating at Centennial but I've never been until today. I was surprised the rink was smaller than I original thought which was not a problem because I don't skate and it wasn't crowded. There were a couple of food stands and vending machines located at the skating rink which sold basic snack foods such as hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and such so be sure you have eaten before coming here. I was kinda of sad the hot chocolate was sold in a vending machine because I really wanted a re...
We had a ball here! Right behind our hotel so we walked in, out, through many times during our stay. I can only imagine how the grounds looked during the peak of the growing season, but there were still enough trees showing their fall foliage and some flowers still in bloom to make it green enough. Pretty much it's just a nice walk about but if you have kids in tow, the two playgrounds are great to turn your little one loose while you sit on a bench and watch. Unless its inundated by other parents and strollers, then bench seating gets a bit slim. But watch out for them and the dancing fountain unless its warm enough and you don't mind letting them get soggy. We saw people playing football, laying in the...
This is a beautiful 21 acre park designed to commerate the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and to revitalize a depressed area of town. The park hosts festivals, fundraisers, private events, and attracts many visitors. It's located in Downtown Atlanta near the CNN Center, Georgia Dome, Georgia Aquariam, and the World of Coke (all great places I visited, by the way). Traffic is very heavy and parking is expensive. Taking the MARTA is advisable. It was a welcome sight after a long day of seminars to see the Olympic Rings lit and the fountains going against the Atlanta skyline at night. During the heat of Summer, it's a welcome cool down area for kids who enjoy playing in the fountains. There's lots of roo...