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Centennial Olympic Park

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Centennial Olympic Park Review

This 21-acre swath of green was the central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The benches at the Fountain of Rings allow you to enjoy the water and music spectacle—eight tunes are timed to coincide with water displays that shoot sprays 15 feet to 30 feet high. The All Children's Playground is designed to be accessible to kids with disabilities. Nearby is the world's largest aquarium and Imagine It! Children's Museum. The park also has a café, restrooms, and a playground, and typically offers ice-skating in winter. Don't miss seeing Centennial Olympic Park at night, when eight 65-foot-tall lighting towers set off the beauty of the park. They represent the markers that led ancient Greeks to public events.

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  • Address: Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30313 | Map It
  • Phone: 404/223–4412
  • Hours: Daily 7 am–11 pm
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown
Updated: 10-14-2012

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    Decent small urban park

    A small and mostly pleasant urban park connecting the Aquarium and CNN Center. Mainly treeless, has a good bit of concrete with some green space as well as fountains, sculpture, and exhibit areas. Homeless people have been known to congregate here. An attractive enough space.

    by bachslunch, 4/1/09
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    Not Central Park but Nice

    This is a really nice park nestled alongside downtown. It has hosted many cool events such as the final four festival and several concerts. At no cost you can't go wrong.

    by A_MN, 6/18/07

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