Features: Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta is home to two vast, soft-surface playgrounds with slides galore, funky armchairstyle swings, spinning seats in bright, inviting colors, and monkey bars. Much of this
kid-friendly oasis sits beneath a bright awning that allows sunny warmth to shine through. One playground has a triple slide, as well as textured hills and nooks. The trio of brightly colored drums also delights kids and provides something for playmates to enjoy together. It was great to see three kids who didn’t know each other collaborate to fi nd their rhythm and give the parents an impromptu concert. This playground is great for all ages. The All-Children’s Playground is designed for universal accessibility. Its activities are accessible to users with reduced mobility through equipment and low-reach panels.
Amenities: No matter where your child is on the playground, there’s a bench you can sit on and still have your youngster in sight. Restrooms are also nearby. The one drawback with this playground is parking. On a weekend, expect to pay $5-$10 in the nearby lots and garages if metered
spaces along the curb are not available.
Directions: Centennial Olympic Park is located at 265 Park Ave. West NW, Atlanta, across the street from the World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium. Whole Foods and Publix are both short drives away for those wanting to pack a picnic. For more information about the park, call 404-222-7275.
– Kali Beyah