Get Splashin’!

The sun is shining and Atlanta is hittin’ those higher temps. What better way to cool off than to splash around in one of the city’s totally cool spraygrounds?  We’ve rounded up 15 free and  low-cost splash zones to help your family beat the heat this summer!


Piedmont Park’s Legacy Fountain

The new fountain features more than 70 jets that can reach up to 30 feet in the air and an outrageous lighting feature capable of more than 1 million configurations. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1320 Monroe Dr., NE, Atlanta. 404-875-7275. piedmontpark.org

Fountain of Rings, Centennial Olympic Park

Get sprayed, surprised and chilled to the bone in these dazzling fountains, and stick around for the water show that’s synchronized to music; showtimes are 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9 p.m. daily. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 265 Park Ave., Atlanta. 404-222-7275. centennialpark.com

Center Hill Park & Sprayground

Kids will love playing in a water tunnel and hurdling over in-ground spray jets to fight the heat at this NW Atlanta splashpad. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 2305 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta. 

Silver Comet Trail Fountain

The Silver Comet trail head at Floyd Road, is a great place for a family outing.  Walk, jog, bike or skate along the trail, or just play the fountain on a hot summer’s day.
Hours: Open daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
Where: 4342 Floyd Road, Mableton. 770-528-8825. silvercometga.com

Riverside Park Splash ‘N’ Play

Cool off beneath a spinning mushroom and try to dodge the in-ground spray jets at this Roswell sprayground. 
Hours: Mon and Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.; closed Tues.
Where: 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6158. roswellgov.com, go to “Recreation and Parks”
Cost: $1

Village Pavilion in Mall of Georgia

Located at the second largest mall in the Southeast, this free fountain surrounded by shops and restaurants is a sweet spot for kids to splash around and enjoy themselves while parents take a break. Free.
Hours: Open daily, same as regular mall hours.
Where: 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458. simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia

Laurel Park Sprayground

Located in beautiful Laurel Park, this sprayground is a great spot for kids to release energy by running through the many sprinklers and water sprayers. Free.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sat.-Sun., noon.-5 p.m.
Where: 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy, Gainesville. 770-535-8280. hallcounty.org, go to “Parks and Leisure”
Cost: $2; ages 12 and younger only

Suwanee Town Center Park: Big Splash Fountain

The largest interactive fountain in Gwinnett County- uses 1,400 gallons of recycled water every minute. Not to worry because water quality is tested throughout the day. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: 373 Hwy. 23, Suwanee. 770-945-8996. suwanee.com

Duluth Town Green Fountain

In the middle of Duluth’s Town Green, this kid-friendly fountain spews water two stories in the air. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-497-5291. duluthga.net

Spray Pad at Old Atlanta Park

With three big overhead water buckets, two huge water cannons, and seven ground sprayers, along with several special water features geared towards toddlers, this all-new spray pad is sure to cool off your summer fun.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.; closed Mon.
Where: 810 Nichols Rd., Suwanee. 770-781-2215. forsythco.com/parks
Cost: $2 all; $30 season pass; $50 family season pass

Spray Station at East Roswell Park

This premier sprayground offers lots of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers to splash around in for hours. 
Hours: Mon-Tues. & Thu.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.; closed Wed.
Where: 9000 Fouts Rd., Roswell. 707-591-6134. roswellgov.com, go to “Recreation and Parks”
Cost: $1

Historic Fourth Ward Park and Spraygrounds

Prepare to leave with soaking-wet kids because this splash pad has jets that stream water from all directions.  There’s even a top-notch skate park for older kids at this new, 17-acre inner-city oasis. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 680 Dallas St., Atlanta. 404-590-7275. beltline.org/parks/historic-fourth-ward-park

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. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1052 Martin Street SE, Atlanta. 404-756-1859. beltline.org/parks/d-h-stanton

Perkerson Park Splash Pad

Just one year old, this free water zone features spectacular fountains for great water fun. Park offers great tennis and basketball courts, too. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 770 Deckner Ave. SW, Atlanta; 404-756-1859. beltline.org/parks/perkerson-park

Lillian Webb Park

Along with the free magnificent fountain, waterfall, and interactive splash pad for kids to play in all summer long, Lillian Webb Park has a sand volleyball court and multiple nature trails. Free.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 31 College Street, Norcross. 770-448-2122. norcrossga.net. (click on “Community” up top, then “Parks”)