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Centennial Olympic Park

  • 265 Park Ave. West Map It
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Updated 10/23/2014

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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—four times a day, 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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265 Park Ave. West, Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta, Georgia, 30313, United States

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  • Daily 7 am–11 pm

Updated 10/23/2014


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Apr 1, 2009

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.


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Jun 18, 2007

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.

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Apr 25, 2005

Greatest place ever

This 21-acre urban landscape, the largest urban park to be developed in this country in more than two decades, was the central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The park's Fountain of Rings (the world's largest using the Olympic symbol) centers a court of 24 flags, each of them representing the Olympic Games as well as the host countries of the modern Games. The seating in the fountain amphitheater allows you to enjoy the water and music spectacle

(five tunes are programmed and timed to coincide with water displays). The park has a 6-acre great lawn and pathways formed by commemorative brick paving stones. Throughout the year, the park hosts community-wide free events that include concerts and activities for children. this says it all.

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