Our Top 15 Playgrounds Around Atlanta
Ocee Park Playground
10900 Buice Rd., Johns Creek
You’ll find two structures for play – one for children ages 2-5 and another for older kids. On the “Ten Spin” Merry-Go-Round kids can sit or stand and spin around. The generational swing allows a younger kid and an older kid or parent to swing together at opposite ends. The Avalanche slide is another cool feature that lets kids use their upper body strength to climb up and then slide down.
Historic Fourth Ward Park Playground
680 Dallas St., Atlanta
It’s packed with climbing elements, slides, swings, rock walls and even a trampoline kids can jump on. The spider-like ropes course and large swings shaped like bowls are two favorites. Don’t miss the splash pad close by on hot days.
Swift-Cantrell Park Playground
3140 Old US Hwy. 41, Kennesaw
The park features two large playscapes: one for both older and younger kids and one just for younger kids. Children can enjoy swings, climbers, bridges and other playthings. “New patterns of play” are encouraged in a contemporary play system that includes circuits, walls, rings and more.
Chastain Park Playground
135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta
Kids can climb and explore in the treehouse, slide down one of the three large roller slides or play on the natural playscapes. Adults can go down the slides, too! Three giant “oodle” disc swings allow two children to recline and swing together and there is a spider web for climbing. The music area includes drums and chimes. Therapeutic elements are featured and the area is wheelchair accessible.
Ashford Park Playground
2980 Redding Rd. NE, Brookhaven
The recently renovated park includes two new play structures, tall slides, tons of swings, a seesaw, a huge sand box and toy park area. Watching the MARTA trains speed by is an added bonus for kids.
Brook Run Park Playground
4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody
The Children’s Adventure Garden has clusters of bright play structures with shades above to hide from the sun. The play structures are separated for toddlers and older kids. There is so much to get into: slides and swings of varying sizes, several sets of monkey bars, a multicolored tunnel, and a “log roll” for balancing. The cushioned rubber matting will help protect from scrapes and bruises.
Wills Park Playground
11925 Wills Rd., Alpharetta
The playground offers many chances for imaginative play with three play areas. A wooden kingdom has towers, bridges and passages, with sections for older and younger kids. Children can navigate the rope bridge, climb to a tower lookout post, or take a spin in the tire swing. The yellow playground offers equipment for younger kids, and the covered purple playground has climbing structures and swings for big kids.
Morgan Falls Overlook Park Playground
200 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs
This modern playground with unusual climbing elements has plenty of green spaces and overlooks the Chattahoochee River. Two play structures serve both younger and older kids with places to climb, slide and explore, but the spot where they all come together is the spider web, a tall rope structure that provides a climbing challenge. Shades give cover from the sun and the AstroTurf helps with falls.
Abernathy Greenway Playable Art Park
70 Abernathy Rd. NE, Sandy Springs
Climb, swing and jump from real art structures including the yellow, spider-like structure, the mosaic climbing wall, the large, red swings and the many other jungle gym climbing areas. Kids will essentially enter a sculpture garden they can play on.
400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta
Two great play areas are hidden under the large trees in Piedmont Park to provide natural shade.
The Mayor’s Grove Playground is designed for kids with and without special needs with fun play structures. The area is next to the pool house for easy bathroom access.
The Noguchi Playscape is next to the park’s 12th Street gate and looks more like a modern sculpture garden than a playground. A giant, winding slide and other features help familiarize children with shapes, colors and textures.
Cauble Park Playground
4425 Beach St., Acworth
The playground is adjacent to the white, sandy beach on Lake Acworth and is nature-themed to fit right in with the surroundings. Younger kids can swing or bounce on different play elements and older kids will love the large jungle gym structure or the “spider net” climbing area. All kids will love the giant, towering climbing areas and slides.
Sweet Apple Elementary Community Park Playground
11850 Crabapple Rd., Roswell
The newly-renovated playground offers fun for young and older kids who want to climb, slide, swing and zip line. Anne Wainscott-Sargent’s kids love the cool “gravity rail” – a circular zip line, the generational swing and the rope-climbing spider web. This hidden gem features colorful slides as well as a small children’s play area with a large sandbox. The playground is open to the community outside of school hours.
Thrasher Park Playground
93 Park Dr., Norcross
If your kids love trains, this playground is the right pick. Climb all over the bright, red train play structure and watch real trains chug by on the tracks. Spinning elements and a net climbing structure add to the fun.
Centennial Olympic Park Playground
265 Park Ave. West, Atlanta
This playground sits in the heart of downtown and is for all ages and all abilities. The surface is made of soft rubber and the play area includes many multi-sensory play elements as well as a great climbing structure. The roller slide, the Sway Fun glider swing and the spinning “flower” seats spin when kids get on them. Children will love the long distance talk-through tubes and colorful drums. Much of this kid-friendly oasis sits beneath an awning that allows cover from the sun.
Kidscape Village at Cobb Park
2776 Sanford Rd., Smyrna
This park has several play structures for all ages, most with giant umbrellas for shade. The colorful playscapes allow for climbing, swinging or sliding. There are shorter climbing walls for going up and over, a telescope, tall boulders to climb and a spider web structure. The toddler play area has smaller swings and slides.