Splash into July
Chill out this weekend with a visit to a spray ground or splash pad – most of them are free or low-cost and provide hours of wet fun. Use our guide to find a spray park near your neighborhood:
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 free city park splash pad.
Where: 2305 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW, Atlanta.
Collins Hill Aquatic Center. Outdoor attraction has zero-depth pool entry, interactive water features, slides and more. There’s a toddler pool and lazy river.
Where: 2200 Collins Hill Rd., Lawrenceville. 770-237-5647. gwinnettparks.com; search “Aquatics”
Cost: Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25
D.H. Stanton Park and Splash ‘N Play. This free splash pad is the first solar-powered park in the city. Kids love the spray jets, stationary water cannons and structures to hide behind.
Where: 1052 Martin St. SE, Atlanta. 404-477-3003. beltline.org/parks/d-h-stanton
Historic Fourth Ward Park and Spraygrounds. Prepare to leave with soaking-wet kids because this free splash pad has jets that stream water from all directions. There’s lots more at this new, 17-acre park.
Where: 680 Dallas St., Atlanta. 404-590-7275. beltline.org/parks/historic-fourth-ward-park
Laurel Park Sprayground. A great spot for kids to expend their energy running through the numerous sprinklers and water sprayers.
Where: 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy., Gainesville. 770-535-8280. hallcounty.org, go to “Parks and Leisure”
Cost: $2; ages 12 and younger only
Lillian Webb Park. A fab free fountain, waterfall and interactive splash pad for kids to play in all summer long.
Where: 5 College Street, Norcross; 678-421-2000. norcrossga.net, click on “Community” up top, then “Parks”
Riverside Park Splash ‘N’ Play. Cool off beneath a spinning mushroom and try to dodge the in-ground spray jets at this Roswell sprayground.
Where: 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6158. roswellgov.com, go to “Recreation and Parks”
Splash Zone at Wills Park. With a giant whale, “dumping pelican” and water tunnel, the Splash Zone at Wills Park provides 2,000 square feet of water fun.
Where: 1815 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-297-6100. willspark.com/swimming.html
Cost: $3. Ages 3 and younger, free
Spray Pad at Old Atlanta Park. With three big overhead water buckets, two huge water cannons, and seven ground sprayers plus special water features for toddlers, this all-new spray pad is sure to cool off your summer fun.
Where: 810 Nichols Rd., Suwanee. 770-781-2215. forsythco.com/parks.
Spray Station at East Roswell Park. This premier sprayground offers hours of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers
Where: 9000 Fouts Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6158. roswellgov.com, go to “Recreation and Parks”
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