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Centennial Olympic Park

Park and Playground
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
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  • concerts
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  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.September 12, 2016
    Home of the 1996 Olympic Games! Take a stroll around & check out the different monuments. Close to many things nearby including the aquarium, Coca Cola, Football Hall of Fame, & a huge ferris wheel!
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Great view of the Atlanta Skyline! During the summer the water show from the Olympic Rings are a enjoyable experience to watch for families especially the kids enjoying the water works!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelDecember 7, 2015
    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. Read more
  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    Built for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Ceremony, this park is one of the most photographed in Atlanta, mainly due to the children frollicking in the dancing fountain.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SullinsNovember 18, 2013
    There is something always going on. You may see food trucks, performers, and ice skating in the winter. Don't forget the new 200 hundred feet carousel near the park. Maybe just enjoy the weather.
  • Umika P.
    Umika PMarch 19, 2011
    Great for July 4th where they have a special celebration, concert and fireworks. Also, they usually have a mini ice skating rink set up around December. Nice place to come with family, friends or even
  • TJ
    TJApril 27, 2013
    A great place to come at night for a stroll in the park or for concerts. Lots of things go on in this park. Lots of opportunity to come & be a part of something.
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryDecember 16, 2010
    This is the largest downtown park in the country developed during the last 25 years and spans 21 acres. Each ring in the Olympic Fountain is 25 feet in diameter which is large enough for 2 cars!
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • Madrid2020
    Madrid2020June 6, 2013
    Amazing initiative: this park was partly funded by the donations of thousands coming from individuals who "bought" bricks engraved with a short message of their choice, still in the park.
  • Chantelle C.
    Chantelle Cookie™November 21, 2010
    Have a picnic and then fun at the park. The playground area is huge! It has a big kid park and a toddler park.. My girls absolutely loved it there.
    MARTAGuide.comMarch 8, 2014
    The closest MARTA station is the Dome station on the blue/green line (about a 5-minute walk to the south end of the park near CNN). You can also exit at Peachtree Center on the red/gold line. Read more
  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LongJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great photo spot for tourists and locals. City views from the main lawn and nice shade by the waterfalls and rocks. Watch the sun set over CNN!
  • John H.
    John HankusJuly 31, 2015
    Take a walk around and look at all the monuments. A nice park in the middle of downtown Atlanta close to a lot of other things like the Georgia dome, CNN, and college football hall of fame.
    savoryexposure.comAugust 6, 2011
    For excellent photographs of Centennial Olympic Park and Downtown Atlanta, take the elevator at the Glenn Hotel to their rooftop Skylounge. Open during the evenings Monday through Saturday.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk this park originally built for the Olympic Games, checking out the downtown skyline, the concerts in the summer and CNN, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola that surround it.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Located in the center of downtown, Centennial Olympic Park is surrounded by Atlanta’s main attractions including the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and CNN Center.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    Come at night, when eight 65-foot lighting towers enhance the beauty of the park. They are stylized reproductions of the markers that led ancient Greeks to major public events.
  • Olympics
    OlympicsMay 19, 2012
    Host to millions of visitors a year and an annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Park is the place to check-in on Olympic Day June 23.
  • Tye W.
    Tye WAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Winddown Wednesday's can be a fun activity with a date or with friends, or coworkers
  • Ben T.
    Ben TinsleyJune 24, 2012
    This one is more touristy, but you can find some cool stuff here, like the World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium. Take Marta to The Dome/CNN Center stop.
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine SilverioJuly 18, 2013
    Nice park to walk through and decide where to eat after visiting the World of Coca Cola or the Aquarium - both right across the street!
  • Fredericka D.
    Fredericka DorseyAugust 11, 2013
    It was a great day at Centennial! Everywhere adjacent to the park is something to do. Very family friendly!
    Reserve123.comSeptember 20, 2012
    Make your way to the nearby attractions. World of Coke & The Georgia Aquarium are both within walking distance.
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 13, 2016
    Even thought it was built over 20 years ago, it is well maintained. The Olympic Rings fountain is very cool.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AccettullaOctober 28, 2016
    Absolutely stunning and very relaxing. I recommend stopping by here to take a look. It's very close to the Coca Cola museum and the aquarium.
  • Team Epic
    Team EpicAugust 24, 2011
    Visit the Centennial Olympic Park and all of the attractions surround it! The Aquarium and the Fountain of Rings are our favorites!
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 25, 2015
    Beautiful park with a cool water fountain for kids and adults. Free Wi-Fi everywhere!!
  • Vinodkumar N.
    Vinodkumar NambiarJuly 14, 2013
    This is an awesome place for family to relax and unwind. Kids do enjoy the water fountain. Perfect weekend spot.
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    Designed as a town square at Atlanta's 1996 Olympics, it became a center of controversy when a bomb killed two people & injured 111 others. Militant anti-abortionist Eric Rudolph was held responsible.
  • J.W. M.
    J.W. MoellerJuly 25, 2012
    A very pretty park. There's even a self guided tour if that's your thing
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 15, 2013
    If you're getting hungry while in the park, I encourage you to walk over to Ted's Montana Grill or down the street to Hard Rock Cafe!
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    What a family. Here's just some of Atlanta's 18 Sister Cities: Brussels, Belgium; Newcastle, U.K.; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Ra'anana, Israel; Daegu, South Korea; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Natalie
    NatalieOctober 1, 2015
    Beautiful during the day, sketchy to walk through at night.
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoJanuary 17, 2014
    It's a great place to come at night during the winter time with the Christmas lights. =)
  • Alan P.
    Alan PriceOctober 23, 2013
    Don't get too close to the fountains when the music show is about to start or else the policeman will start blowing his whistle at you. Otherwise, have fun at the fountains.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 11, 2016
    End a romantic evening at Centennial Olympic Park at the ice skating rink. After a twirl around the rink warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a s’more.
  • Ceasar A.
    Ceasar AllenJuly 16, 2013
    Make sure you ride the new #Skyview attraction at #CentennialOlympic Park. Just open today
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonDecember 12, 2016
    See over 25 decorative lanterns in the park at the Chinese Lantern Festival. Take a ride on the SkyView Wheel to see the park lit up from above.
  • Derek M.
    Derek MJune 14, 2012
    There's nail-shaped shrapnel from the 1996 bombing at the fan-shaped statue in the "Quilt of Origins" below the first runner's knee.
  • Dan
    DanAugust 11, 2014
    Observe all of the bricks that make up the walkway! Make your way over to the fountain!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonNovember 10, 2016
    Explore Centennial Olympic Park on the 20th anniversary of its opening. Don’t leave without making a splash in the fountains.
  • TJ
    TJOctober 11, 2014
    A nice outdoor arena for concerts when the weather is good.
  • Jordan A.
    Jordan AlstonNovember 4, 2015
    Looking for a cool place to take a date? There are more than enough restaurants, lounges, and places to have a good time around here.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonFebruary 10, 2016
    Exercise like a pro at the Centennial Olympic Park, which offers 21 acres of adventure to run, bike or explore.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BryanSeptember 14, 2016
    Great place to chill, walk or just simply people watch!
  • Julia C.
    Julia C.September 21, 2011
    Paws in the Park: Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption will host a dog walk fundraiser and pet expo, Paws in the Park, on Sunday, September 25, from 12pm - 5pm at Centennial Olympic Park.
  • ViewSonic
    ViewSonicAugust 11, 2011
    Join the ViewSonic finches Tuesday and Thursday for Music @ Noon until October! They love watching everyone enjoy the music.
  • RC
    RCMay 16, 2015
    Got to cross this off my list ! Can't wait to come back!
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtNovember 28, 2015
    Find your square! Great location to hang out if it's warm out. Must see in Atlanta overall.
  • Kenneth J.
    Kenneth JohnsonOctober 18, 2014
    Food and the big building especially at night it's beautiful with the lights of the buildings :-)
  • Arwen S.
    Arwen SweeneySeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Saw Mumford & Sons concert. They ran out of water, beer and the ATMs didn't work!!!! More event organization needed people!
  • Sue R.
    Sue RodmanNovember 13, 2011
    Don't miss the two playground at the opposite side of the park from the Fountains.
  • Klatonic
    KlatonicFebruary 11, 2012
    The little restaurant sells the best veggie burgers. You'd be surprised.
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MurphyMay 14, 2015
    Parks are nice! But be watchful of the strays they have around.
  • 360 Media
    360 MediaNovember 14, 2012
    Downtown Atlanta's skyline and the Olympic monuments throughout the park make for a fun backdrop during concerts!
    Upvoted Jun 9
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BarberDecember 5, 2011
    During Christmas its very pretty but avoid it at all cost if a Football game is happening parking prices double and triple and if you are unfortunate to be leaving when the football people do.HORRIBLE
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 15, 2011
    Did you know? Granite from each of the five continents represented in the Olympic Games was incorporated in the park. Read more
  • Greeters I.
    The outdoor events are great along with the music.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TeelDecember 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously one of the most beautiful green spaces I have had the pleasure of being in
  • Pinnacle Promotions
    Pinnacle PromotionsJune 29, 2011
    Don't miss the spectacular fireworks show held here every year on the 4th of July!
  • Constance D.
    Constance DuncanMay 31, 2015
    Smart to have a flower to detect location 👍🏻
  • Precious 💞🎀
    Precious 💞🎀April 2, 2014
    Nice place to walk, especially nice for WDW. (Wind Down Wednesday)
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonNovember 14, 2013
    Take a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park when visiting the Georgia Aquarium downtown.
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaDecember 17, 2012
    A major perk of this light show is the famous ice skating rink in the middle of the park!
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy an hour and a half of ice skating in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
  • Faris B.
    Faris BanjarJanuary 31, 2016
    A huge park and it is one of Atlanta's landmarks.
  • @iShedJ #Instagram
    @iShedJ #InstagramJune 28, 2014
    - a place with all kinds of space #the red lot is #CastleberryHills status *coughs*
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday WindDown is a free concert series every Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Centennial Park during the summer months. Read more
  • Carie S.
    Carie SmallOctober 5, 2015
    Beautiful park. Great concert venue.
  • Percy H.
    Percy Holmes4 days ago
    Great park for a picnic or just a Lesure stroll.
  • Donyelle M.
    Donyelle MageeJune 23, 2013
    This is the place to go to relax and ease your mind
  • milton t.
    milton tellMarch 7, 2012
  • News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB
    In 1996, spectators were enjoying a concert when a pipe bomb went off, injuring more than 100 people.
  • Brian C
    Brian CApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come to the park on a clear, cool, & sunny day.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 22, 2015
    Park mostly closed off due to fireworks set up leaving the one section open very crowded.
  • Richard A.
    Richard ArtisMay 8, 2015
    Really cool spot. A must visit.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RippeyMarch 17, 2013
    Absolutely beautiful. Great for everyone!
  • Eric
    EricOctober 2, 2016
    Love the fountain rings. Lights up at night!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OOctober 27, 2015
    Beautiful place for a stroll on a sunny day.
  • Gill T.
    Gill ThomasJanuary 22, 2012
    The fries at the burger joint are great!
  • MLB
    MLBJuly 16, 2011
    The kids love the fountains! Dont forget to stay for the fountain show!
  • Constance D.
    Constance DuncanMay 31, 2015
    Koozies made just for this!
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 17, 2012
    The Ice Skating Rink is a perfect way to get some exercise!!
  • T J.
    T JonesJuly 3, 2013
    The fountains at night are awesome!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Great place to take the family and hang out for the day
  • Sojourner M.
    Sojourner Marable GrimmettJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great playgrounds just down the hill!
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    A must-see! Good place to take nice pics
  • eep f.
    eep foryouSeptember 26, 2014
    This is usually the start and finish of many 5K walks in the city.
  • TL G.
    TL GrantNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A must see/visit of Atlanta
  • Dwayne B.
    Dwayne BossmanAugust 6, 2014
    Great park to have some good fun.
  • Constance D.
    Constance DuncanMay 31, 2015
    ⛅️💦⛅️💦⛅️ #cannotstopwillnotstop
  • Ben S.
    Ben ShannonJune 17, 2012
    My son loves going here to play in the fountains.
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WoolemsAugust 1, 2010
    Richard Macdonald is an amazing American artist. You have to see "The Flairs".
  • Fenrari W.
    Fenrari WhitewardApril 30, 2015
    The colder the weather, the fewer the tourists.
  • JENGA®
    JENGA®April 7, 2013
    Free music and fun times for the Final Four!
  • Paulo P.
    Paulo Pera dos SantosDecember 16, 2011
    The Centennial Olympic Park is a beauty part of the history of Atlanta
  • Bianca A.
    Bianca AJanuary 6
    Don't get blindsided by the sneaky fountain
  • Elroy K.
    Elroy KnightAugust 13, 2015
    Great park to take photos or chill with the fam.
  • Constance D.
    Constance DuncanMay 31, 2015
    Rain Boots are a must ☔️☔️☔️
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PatilloDecember 22, 2014
    C'mon, how can you not LOVE this piece of history?
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SouzaDecember 18, 2014
    Não perca as diversas fontes e laguinhos espalhados pelo parque. São bem fotogênicos!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MartínezFebruary 15, 2015
    Buen lugar para pasar un rato tranquilo
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