This park, created for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, boasts expansive greenery, rock gardens and artwork. The ... More
Centennial Olympic Park
This park, created for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, boasts expansive greenery, rock gardens and artwork. The nearly 500,000 commemorative bricks that make up its main walkway were part of fund raising efforts for the Games. During scorching Atlanta summers, children frolic in the ground-level Olympic Rings, which periodically shoot streams of water through the seven rings. This park occasionally plays host to music concerts throughout the year. Flags honoring the nations that have played host to the Olympics in the past surround the fountain.
This spot is the heart of Atlanta, its located within walking distant from the train station and downtown shopping area. The park has a romantic atmosphere for two and you can include your children too.
I was just wandering around in the city looking at things and came across this gem of a park. It is a large park with wide paved walkways made of bricks with the names of contributors engraved. There are several things to look at while there; status, steams, and facts on the process of bringing the Olympics to Atlanta. There were many families there also enjoying the serenity of the park. Some laying about and resting, playing on the large grass areas, and some in the olympic rings fountian. The fountian is one of those that have holes in the ground and every so often, jets of water shoot upwards. The little ones just love to run through and either avoid the water or make sure that they got hit as often as possible. Regardless, great fun was had by all.
That night, they were having a free jazz concert on the stage in the park.
What more could anyone ask for?
This urban oasis is the pride of Atlanta. Built in conjunction with the city's hosting of the centennial summer Olympic games in 1996, this is a great place to relax, watch the fountains dance around the Olympic rings, enjoy the city skyline, or simply reminisce about past Olympic moments.
What a gem this park is, its free and very attractive and clean. To watch kids play in the fountain on a hot day is worth the time to go there. Lovely place to sit and unwind from doing the tourist thing.
I visited Atlanta in July and that's the city that I could live in.In spite of being a huge city it has a special,friendly atmosphere and the people are really nice.The World of Coca-Cola and the Olimpic park were great places worth vising.
I liked the prestige of the location knowing that the olympics were there. I had to deal with a few pesky pan hanglers that kind of irritated me. However the upkeep and grounds were very nice and relaxing. The information center in the park was very helpfull and informative of other events there and things to see.
This park has a little bit of everything for everyone: history, play areas for children, peaceful areas to relax with loved ones. For my family, we really enjoyed playing in the Olympic rings fountain and the children's playground. My wife and I enjoyed the scenic, peaceful evening walks.
The Olypmic Park is very nice and the fountains are great fun for kids. It is in downtown so close to other attractions and there are regular events there like art shows etc. It is definitely worth seeing.
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