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Best Parks For Kids In Atlanta

June 12, 2011 4:30 PM

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Any parent knows that kids have lots of energy. Taking them out to play is a good way to let them blow off steam. So where to g? We’ve got you covered. Our list of the best parks for kids in Atlanta includes the Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, and Stone Mountain Park.
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Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Ave West N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591
404.222.7275
www.centennialpark.com

Centennial Olympic Park offers a wide variety of attractions for kids. Kids can run among the jets of water at the Fountain of Rings. There they can also take in the water show, where the jets are synchronized to music four times a day (12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:00). If they’re not interested in splashing around (although what kid isn’t), take them to the nearby children’s playground where parents can chill out on the nearby benches while the kids enjoy the slide and other activities. Safety is a top concern at the park so you can expect a robust police presence to keep you and your family safe while you enjoy yourselves.

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Piedmont Park

1071 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 31132
404.875.7275
www.piedmontpark.org

There’s a lot to recommend about Piedmont Park for adults, but there’s even more for kids. They can enjoy the playgrounds, wide open fields and feed the animals that live there (ducks, geese, turtles and more). They’ll doubtless enjoy watching the dogs at the dog run. Mostly we like it because it offers a premium outdoor space for the kids to enjoy – and we also like the amazing view of the Atlanta skyline.

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Grant Park

840 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404.624.0697
www.grantpark.org

It should come as no surprise that Grant Park makes this list, since it houses the Atlanta Zoo and Cyclorama. Who doesn’t want to hear lions roar as they’re enjoying the park? If your kids don’t want to check out either the zoo and the world’s largest painting, they’ll enjoy the playground, the flora and fauna. There’s plenty of shady places to chill out while the kids run and play. Of course, there’s also the pool to enjoy as well.

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