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Centennial Olympic Park

Park and Playground
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
189 Tips and reviews
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  • winddown
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  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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!
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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
  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LongJuly 17, 2011
    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!
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 13, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 13
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 23, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 13
  • 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!
  • Tye W.
    Tye W2 weeks ago
    Winddown Wednesday's can be a fun activity with a date or with friends, or coworkers
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted May 29
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ViewSonic
    ViewSonicAugust 11, 2011
    Join the ViewSonic finches Tuesday and Thursday for Music @ Noon until October! They love watching everyone enjoy the music.
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 25, 2015
    Beautiful park with a cool water fountain for kids and adults. Free Wi-Fi everywhere!!
  • J.W. M.
    J.W. MoellerJuly 25, 2012
    A very pretty park. There's even a self guided tour if that's your thing
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaAugust 14, 2010
    Wednesday WindDown is a free concert series every Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Centennial Park during the summer months. Read more
  • 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.
  • Arwen S.
    Arwen SweeneySeptember 11, 2013
    Saw Mumford & Sons concert. They ran out of water, beer and the ATMs didn't work!!!! More event organization needed people!
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoJanuary 17, 2014
    It's a great place to come at night during the winter time with the Christmas lights. =)
  • 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
  • Ceasar A.
    Ceasar AllenJuly 16, 2013
    Make sure you ride the new #Skyview attraction at #CentennialOlympic Park. Just open today
    Upvoted May 29
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 22, 2015
    Park mostly closed off due to fireworks set up leaving the one section open very crowded.
  • Natalie
    NatalieOctober 1, 2015
    Beautiful during the day, sketchy to walk through at night.
  • 360 Media
    360 MediaNovember 14, 2012
    Downtown Atlanta's skyline and the Olympic monuments throughout the park make for a fun backdrop during concerts!
  • TJ
    TJOctober 11, 2014
    A nice outdoor arena for concerts when the weather is good.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    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.
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MurphyMay 14, 2015
    Parks are nice! But be watchful of the strays they have around.
  • Sue R.
    Sue RodmanNovember 13, 2011
    Don't miss the two playground at the opposite side of the park from the Fountains.
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WoolemsAugust 1, 2010
    Richard Macdonald is an amazing American artist. You have to see "The Flairs".
  • 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-CarltonFebruary 10
    Exercise like a pro at the Centennial Olympic Park, which offers 21 acres of adventure to run, bike or explore.
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