Activities & Resources
Centennial Olympic Park552in Atlanta, GA 30313
about Centennial Olympic Park:
The Vaughn-Jordan Children's Garden and Playground covers approximately three-fourths of an acre. It features a high-tech rubber safety play surface and modern play equipment divided into two areas: one for toddlers and one for older children.
Numerous concerts, family festivals, and special events occur throughout the year. See our calendar for details. The Fountain of Rings is one of the most sophisticated fountains in the world, and its water show is synchronized with popular music, sound effects, and lights. From Apr-Oct, shows run daily at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm. From Nov-Mar shows run twice daily at 12:30pm and 6:30pm. The fountain's 251 computer-controlled water jets, 400 fog jets, 487 lights, and miles of underground water pipes make these shows an unforgettable thirty minutes. Children are prohibited from fountain play during the shows. The ice skating rink features a three-inch thick sheet of real ice, covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the ice, and decorative lighting in the trees surrounding the rink. It's a popular attraction for downtown shoppers and visitors during the Yuletide holiday season. The rink opens Nov 21 and operates through Jan 6 (closed Christmas Day). Holiday in Lights Centennial Olympic Park is a great place to enjoy the holiday season, including 21 acres of bright lights during the annual Holiday in Lights celebration. The seasonal event, during the month of December, is free of charge. Located in the Visitor's Center, the Fountainside Cafe offers Park visitors an oasis for food and beverages. Hours are 9am-8pm, Mon-Fri and 8am-8pm on weekends.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS takes over Centennial Park's Ice Skating Rink with activities, games, photo opportunities and giveaways on November 20 from 1-5pm. Click here to find out more about the 12 days of fun family events nationwide leading to the release of ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, the new 3D CG-animated family comedy in theaters November 23, 2011.