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Best Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads in Atlanta

Best Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads in Atlanta

What better way to cool off than to splash around in one of the Atlanta’s totally cool water features?  We’ve rounded up the best splash zones to help your family beat the heat this summer. Check ahead to make sure the splash pad, fountain, waterpark or beach is open for the season.

Fountains

Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park

Splash in this fountain that has more than 70 jets reaching up to 30 feet in the air.
Location: 1320 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-875-7275
Cost: Free

Village Pavilion in Mall of Georgia

This fountain surrounded by shops and restaurants is a sweet spot for kids to splash around.
Location: 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458
Cost: Free

Fountain of Rings, Centennial Olympic Park

Get sprayed, surprised and chilled in these dazzling fountains, and stick around for the water show that’s synchronized to music.
Showtimes: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9 p.m. daily.
Location: 265 Park Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-222-7275
Cost: Free

Suwanee Town Center Park: Big Splash Fountain

The largest interactive fountain in Gwinnett County uses 1,400 gallons of recycled water every minute.
Location: 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-945-8996
Cost: Free

Duluth Town Green Fountain

In the middle of Duluth’s Town Green, this kid-friendly fountain spews water two stories in the air.
Location: 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-3434
Cost: Free

Geyser Towers, Stone Mountain Park

This attraction features a splash pad and a climbing structure with gushing geysers.
Location: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407
Cost: Included in daily Adventure Pass: ages 12 and older, $31.95; ages 3-11, $26.95; parking, $15.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

With the recent renovation, the Children’s Garden boasts a new splash pad area complete with great seating for caregivers.
Location: 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859
Cost: Included with paid admission: Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $15.95; ages 3 and younger, free.

Splash Fountain at Zoo Atlanta

During the heat of summer, this splash pad adds fun to your zoo trip.
Location: 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-624-9453
Cost: Included with paid admission: ages 12 and older, $25.99; ages 3-11, $17.99; ages 2 and younger, free.

Splash Pads

Center Hill Park Splash Pad

Kids will love playing in a water tunnel and hurdling over in-ground spray jets to fight the heat at this city park splash pad.
Location: 2305 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW, Atlanta. 404-546-6788
Cost: Free

D.H. Stanton Park and Splash ‘N Play

This splash pad is the first solar-powered park in the city. Kids love the spray jets, stationary water cannons and structures to hide behind.
Location: 1052 Martin St. SE, Atlanta. 404-477-3003
Cost: Free

Historic Fourth Ward Park and Splash Pad

Prepare to leave with soaking-wet kids because this splash pad has jets that stream water from all directions.
Location: 680 Dallas St., Atlanta. 404-477-3003
Cost: Free

Laurel Park Sprayground

This spot is a great area for kids to expend their energy by running through the numerous sprinklers and water sprayers.
Location: 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy., Gainesville. 770-535-8280
Cost: $2

Lillian Webb Park

An awesome fountain, waterfall and interactive splash pad for kids to play in all summer long.
Location: 5 College Street, Norcross. 678-421-2010
Cost: Free

Riverside Park Splash ‘N’ Play

Cool off beneath a spinning mushroom and try to dodge the in-ground spray jets at this Roswell sprayground.
Location: 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6158
Cost: $2

Spray Pad at Old Atlanta Park

Kids of all ages will have loads of fun at this 34-acre park with a splash pad and playground.
Location: 810 Nichols Rd., Suwanee. 770-205-4646
Cost: $2

Perkerson Park Splash Pad

This water zone features spectacular fountains for great water fun. Park offers tennis and basketball courts, too.
Location: 770 Deckner Ave. SW, Atlanta. 404-477-3003
Cost: Free

Sewell Park Pool

This splash pad is perfect for cooling off during the hot summer days and having fun under the palm tree fountain.
Location: 2055 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. 770-509-2741
Cost: Ages 18 and older, $4.50; ages 2-17, $3.50.

Splash Island at Adams Park

Prepare for some fun at this newly-designed splash pad at Adams Park. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to eat under their large pavilion.
Location: 1581 Logan Ln. SW, Atlanta. 404-753-6091
Cost: $5

Spray Station at East Roswell Park

This premier sprayground offers hours of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers
Location: 9000 Fouts Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6188
Cost: $2

Waleska Splash Pad

This splash pad will leave kids with smiles as they play under the water buckets and umbrella fountains.
Location: Cline Park at 704 Bartow Street near Reinhardt University. 678-880-4760
Cost: Free

Pools & Waterparks

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

This location features a giant waterslide that curves out of the building and then re-enters before dropping you into a pool, a lazy river, zero-depth entry into the leisure pool and dunking buckets.
Location: 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-277-0880
Cost: Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Bogan Park Aquatic Center

Indoor leisure pool with beach entry, giant waterslide and water play structures.
Location: 2723 North Bogan Rd., Buford. 678-277-0853
Cost: Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Browns Mill Family Aquatic Center

This aquatic center is a water amusement park featuring slides and sprayers to keep children happy and smiling.
Location: 4929 Browns Mill Rd., Lithonia. 770-414-2119
Cost: Adults, $12; ages 17 and younger, $10.

Cherokee Aquatic Center

Climb the steps all the way to the top of the two wild water slides and zip down into the outdoor pool featuring a playground with water cannons, a zero-depth entry area, geysers, deck sprays, a current channel and basketball hoops.
Location: 1200 Gresham Mill Pkwy., Holly Springs. 678-880-4760
Cost: Adults, $7; ages 2-13, $6; younger than 2, free.

Collins Hill Aquatic Center

This outdoor attraction has a zero-depth pool entry, interactive water features, slides, squirty play areas and more. There is also a toddler pool
and lazy river.
Location: 2200 Collins Hill Rd., Lawrenceville. 770-237-5647
Cost: Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Cumming Aquatic Center

Enjoy two slides, a lazy river and a play structure for children.
Location: 201 Aquatic Cir., Cumming. 770-781-1781
Cost: Adults, $5; ages 2-17, $4; ages 1 and younger, free.

Seven Springs Water Park at Wild Horse Creek Park

The activity pool is four feet in depth and has an in-water seating area and two basketball back boards. The spray and fountain play areas and two water slides connected to a leisure river also add to the fun.
Location: 3820 Macedonia Dr., Powder Springs. 770-528-4035
Cost: Adults, $9; ages 2-17, $7.

South Cobb Aquatic Center

Splash down the huge enclosed spiraling slide, slip through the yellow tube slide and into the water and finally enjoy a “lazy river” float.
Location: 875 Riverside Pkwy., Austell. 770-739-3180
Cost: Adults, $4.50; ages 2-17, $3.50.

Piedmont Park Aquatic Center

Features beach entry, lap lanes, natural and structured shade on the pool deck, concessions and recreational activities.
Location: 1320 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-875-7275
Cost: Adults, $4; ages 6-16, $2; ages 5 and younger, $1.

LanierWorld

Find Georgia’s largest wave pool at Lake Lanier Islands’ beach and waterpark. Splash-happy tots adore “Kiddie Lagoon” and thrill seekers soar down the four-lane slide for a race, plus there is a wide variety of slides for all ages.
Location: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford. 770-932-7218
Cost: Adults, $41.99; kids under 42 inches, $30.99; ages 2 and younger, free. Parking, $10.

Six Flags White Water

The largest water park in the South boasts some 50 attractions, including the “Dive Bomber” featuring a five-story drop down an enclosed slide, the “Atlanta Ocean” wave pool and “Little Squirts Island” for younger kids.
Location: 250 Cobb Pkwy. N, Marietta. 770-948-9290.
Cost: Adults, $44.99; kids under 48 inches $39.99; ages 2 and younger, free. Parking, $15

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Ride the surf in the giant wave pool, plummet down an enclosed tunnel into a zero-gravity wave slide on the “Tsunami Surge” or take on the three, twisting slides of the “Bonzai Pipelines.” “Paradise Island” includes an interactive children’s playground.
Location: 6 Riverside Pkwy. SW, Austell. 770-739-3400
Cost: Included with Six Flags Over Georgia General Admission: $66.99; children under 48 inches, $46.99; ages 2 and younger, free.

Malibu Grand Prix Norcross

Buccaneer Cove has a super-sized water play area that is five levels high with slippery slides, wet tunnels, spray loops and a huge splash bucket. The park features a two-lane open slide and both lanes start at the first level for a big thrill for kids under 36 inches.
Location: 5400 Brook Hollow Pkwy., Norcross. 770-416-7630
Cost: All day unlimited access pass, $9.99 all day.

Beaches

Acworth Beach at Cauble Park

The beach area features a white sand beach and roped off area for swimming.
Location: 4425 Beach St. NW, Acworth. 770-917-1234
Cost: Swimming is free. Parking, free Mon.-Fri.; $10 per vehicle. Cash only. For non-Acworth residents on weekends between 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Big Beach at Lake Lanier Islands

Hang out on the beach, play some volleyball, catch some rays and enjoy food from the boardwalk.
Location: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford. 770-945-8787
Cost: Big Beach only: Adults, $10 Mon.-Fri., $15 Sat.-Sun; ages 6 and younger, free. Parking, $10.

Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens

Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, miniature golf, a floating playground with obstacles, paddle boats, inflatable waterslide, rock climbing wall and more.
Location: 17800 US Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain. 800-852-3810
Cost: Adults, $20; children ages 6-12, $10; ages 5 and younger, free.

The Beach at Clayton County International Park

The colorful and immense “adventure kiddie pool,” with fountains, towers, “water shooters” and more offer something for the big kids, too. The beach action includes big slides and even a water trampoline.
Location: 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. 770-603-4165
Cost: Ages 13 and older, $11; ages 3-12, $9; ages 2 and younger, free. Bonus: One price gains access to both the beach with lake for swimming and the water park area. See website for special and holiday pricing.

The Swimming Beach at Red Top Mountain State Park

Cool off in the sandy beach area and roped off swimming area nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees at Lake Allatoona, and enjoy the nearby putt-putt golf and large playground.
Location: 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Cartersville. 770-975-4226. redtopmountainstatepark.org
Cost: Parking, $5.

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