Swift-Cantrell Park Splash Pad

What better way to cool off than to splash around in one of the Atlanta’s totally cool water features?  We’ve rounded up the best splash zones to help your family beat the heat this summer. Check ahead before visiting to make sure the water feature is open.

Fountains

Duluth Town Green Fountain

In the middle of Duluth’s Town Green, this kid-friendly fountain sprays water two stories in the air. Free.

Fountain of Rings, Centennial Olympic Park

Get sprayed, surprised and chilled in these dazzling fountains, and stick around for the water show that’s synchronized to music. Showtimes: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9 p.m. daily. Free.

Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park

Splash in this fountain that has more than 70 jets reaching up to 30 feet in the air. Free.

Suwanee Town Center Park

Suwanee Town Center Park: Big Splash Interactive Fountain

The largest interactive fountain in Gwinnett County uses 1,400 gallons of recycled water every minute. Free.

Village Pavilion in Mall of Georgia

This fountain surrounded by shops and restaurants is a sweet spot for kids to splash around. Free.

Geyser Towers, Stone Mountain Park

This attraction features a trickling creek and a climbing structure with gushing geysers. Must be 32 in. tall. Included in daily Adventure Pass: ages 12 and older, $37.75; ages 3-11, $32.75; parking, $20.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Head to the newly renovated Children’s Garden to cool down with their bigger and better splash pad. Cost: Included with paid admission: Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $18.95; ages 2 and younger, free.

Splash Fountain at Zoo Atlanta

During the heat of summer, this splash pad adds fun to your zoo trip. Included with admission: ages 12 and older, $25.99; ages 3-11, $17.99; ages 2 and younger, free.

Spray Station at East Roswell Park

Splash Pads

Center Hill Park Splash Pad

Kids will love playing in a water tunnel and hurdling over in-ground spray jets to fight the heat at this city park splash pad. Free.

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.

Historic Fourth Ward Park Splash Pad

Prepare to leave with soaking-wet kids because this splash pad has jets that stream water from all directions. Free.

Laurel Park Sprayground

This spot is a great area for kids to expend their energy by running through the numerous sprinklers and water sprayers. $2.

Lillian Webb Park

Lillian Webb Park

An awesome fountain, waterfall and interactive splash pad for kids to play in all summer long. Free.

Old Atlanta Park

Kids of all ages will have loads of fun at this 34-acre park with a splash pad and playground. $2.

Perkerson Park Splash Pad

This water zone features spectacular fountains for great water fun. Park offers tennis and basketball courts, too. Free.

Riverside Park Splash ‘N’ Play

Cool off beneath a spinning mushroom and try to dodge the in-ground spray jets at this Roswell sprayground. $2.

Sewell Park Pool

This splash pad is perfect for cooling off during the hot summer days and having fun under the palm tree fountain. Ages 18 and older, $6.75; ages 3-17, $5.25.

Splash Island at Adams Park

Prepare for some fun at this newly-designed splash pad at Adams Park. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to eat under their large pavilion. $5.

Sprayground at Elizabeth Porter Park

Stay cool at this newly opened sprayground in Marietta, where water jets and sprinklers will lead to hours of laughter and play. $3.

Spray Station at East Roswell Park

This premier sprayground offers hours of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers. $2.

Swift-Cantrell Park Splash Pad

The 3,200-square-foot amenity offers water play options controlled by motion sensors. Includes a fountain spray, ground geyser, jet stream, magic mist and multiple sea silhouettes. $2; ages 2 and younger, free.

Waleska Splash Pad

This splash pad will leave kids with smiles as they play under the water buckets and umbrella fountains. Free.

Pools & Waterparks

On the Cheap:

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

This location features a giant waterslide that curves out of the building and then re-enters before dropping you into a pool, a lazy river, zero-depth entry into the leisure pool and dunking buckets. Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Bogan Park Aquatic Center

This indoor leisure pool with beach entry, giant water slide and water play structures is located in Buford. Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Browns Mill Family Aquatic Center

This aquatic center is a water amusement park featuring slides and sprayers to keep children happy and smiling. Adults, $12; ages 17 and younger, $10.

Cherokee Aquatic Center

Climb the steps all the way to the top of the two wild water slides and zip down into the outdoor pool featuring a playground with water cannons, a zero-depth entry area, geysers, deck sprays, a current channel and basketball hoops. Adults, $7; ages 2-13, $6; younger than 2, free.

Collins Hill Aquatic Center

This outdoor attraction has a zero-depth pool entry, interactive water features, slides, squirty play areas and more. There is also a toddler pool and lazy river. Adults, $10.50; ages 4-10, $8.25; ages 3 and younger, $6.25.

Cumming Aquatic Center

Enjoy two slides, a lazy river and a play structure for children. Adults, $6; ages 2-17, $5; ages 1 and younger, free.

Piedmont Park Aquatic Center

Features beach entry, lap lanes, natural and structured shade on the pool deck, concessions and recreational activities. $5.

Seven Springs Water Park at Wild Horse Creek Park

The activity pool at this Powder Springs park is four feet in depth and has an in-water seating area and two basketball back boards. The spray and fountain play areas and two water slides connected to a leisure river also add to the fun. Adults, $9; ages 2-17, $6.

South Cobb Aquatic Center

Splash down the huge enclosed spiraling slide, slip through the yellow tube slide and into the water and finally enjoy a “lazy river” float. Adults, $6.75; ages 2-17, $5.25.

Summer Splurge:

Great Wolf Lodge

Spend the night (or a weekend) at this fun, new waterpark and resort (waterpark included with resort stay) with tons of family attractions including slides, games, pools and more. $149.99 and up.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Find Georgia’s largest wave pool at Lake Lanier Islands’ beach and waterpark. Splash-happy tots adore “Wiggle Waves” and thrill seekers soar down the four-lane slide for a race, plus there is a wide variety of slides for all ages. Adults, $45.99; kids under 48 inches, $31.99; ages 2 and younger, free. Parking, $15.

Six Flags White Water

The largest water park in the South boasts some 50 attractions, including the “Dive Bomber” featuring a five-story drop down an enclosed slide, the “Buccaneer Bay” wave pool and “Captain Kids Cove” for younger kids. Adults, $48.99; kids under 48 inches $43.99; ages 2 and younger, free. Parking, $20.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Ride the surf in the giant wave pool, plummet down an enclosed tunnel into a zero-gravity wave slide on the “Tsunami Surge” or take on the three, twisting slides of the “Bonzai Pipelines.” “Paradise Island” includes an interactive children’s playground. Included with Six Flags Over Georgia General Admission: $71.99; children under 48 inches, $51.99; ages 2 and younger, free.

Beaches

Acworth Beach at Cauble Park

The beach area features a white sand beach and roped off area for swimming. Swimming is free. Parking, free Mon.-Fri.; $10 per vehicle (cash only) for non-Acworth residents on weekends between 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Paradise Beach, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Hang out on the beach, play some volleyball, catch some rays and enjoy food from the boardwalk. Free; parking, $15.

Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens

Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, miniature golf, a floating playground with obstacles, paddle boats, inflatable waterslide, rock climbing wall and more. Adults, $24.95; children ages 6-12, $14.95; ages 5 and younger, free.

The Swimming Beach at Red Top Mountain State Park

Cool off in the sandy beach area and roped off swimming area nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees at Lake Allatoona, and enjoy the nearby putt-putt golf and large playground. Parking, $5.

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