Atlanta is known for its hot summer weather and this summer will be no exception. If your kids are like mine, they are begging to keep cool at the pool, or even in the sprinklers in the front yard!
Looking for a way to mix things up a bit? Check out some of these awesome spray grounds, splash pads, and fountains in and around the Atlanta area.
They’re great for kids of all ages. And yes, even mom and dad can join in the fun!
Asking yourself, “Where is a splash pad near me?” We’ve got the answer!
2021 Update: Due to COVID-19, most attractions are implementing extra safety measures — including temperature checks, timed reservations, social distancing, and capacity limits. Some remain closed. Make sure to check the individual websites for the latest updates before heading out.
1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta
At Adams Park, you’ll find the most interactive red, white and blue colored splash pad Atlanta has to offer.
This one was inspired by the WaterWorks aqua parks on Carnival Cruise Line ships, probably because Splash Island was funded in part by Carnival Cruise Line. Fee.
1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta
When my children were young, they loved the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the ‘flower shower’ as they liked to call it.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens recently debuted a new children’s garden and an expanded splash pad. It’s the perfect place to cool down on hot summer days. Free with admission.
330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee
This amazingly fun and beautiful splash park and interactive fountain is part of the City of Suwanee’s sprawling 10 acre Town Center Park. The fountain features 43 jets that shoot up to 1,400 gallons of recycled water a minute up into the air, much to the delight of your kids!
Bring your bikes and dry off after all that fun along the looping paved pathways and then picnic on the lush green lawns surrounding the fountains. This is truly an all day kid pleaser. Free.
2305 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, Atlanta
Kids will love playing in the water tunnel and hurdling over in-ground spray jets at this Atlanta splash pad at Center Hill Park. Free.
1200 Gresham Mill Pkwy, Holly Springs
This one is also a pool, but the structure looks so much like a water park, I had to include it. See what Stress Free Baby has to say about the Cherokee County Aquatic Center. Fee.
1052 Martin St. SE, Atlanta
This awesome park was finished in 2011 and offers a great playground and splash pad.
A commissioned work of public art by famed artist, Robert Witherspoon provides visual appeal and there is a large pavilion for parties. Free.
370 Montgomery St NE, Marietta
Marietta is home to the newest sprayground in the area — the Elizabeth Porter Park and Sprayground.
It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 8pm. Daily admission for the sprayground is $2 for City Residents and $3 for Non-Residents and there is no cost to use the playground. Season passes are also available.
This one opens May 1, 2021 for the season, with increased safety protocols.
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta
The centerpiece of Downtown Atlanta’s Centennial Park, the Olympic rings come to life 4 times a day providing lots of musical, watery fun for you and your family.
Plan a trip to some of downtown’s other amazing attractions — like the World of Coke, the Georgia Aquarium, or the Center for Civil and Human Rights — and end your day here, cooling off and enjoying the show! Free.
680 Dallas Street, Atlanta
With so much do to at this park, you’re sure to make some memories to last a lifetime. Both the park and splash pad are in close proximity to each other and offer hours of fun.
Tons of jets and splashing water come at you from all directions, cooling your kids off even on the hottest of summer days. When kids get tired of splashing, take a 10-minute walk to watch the skateboarders at the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park located along the BeltLine Eastside Trail. (There is a small playground next to the skate park and a field to play in as well.) Free.
3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
If you live up near the Gainesville area, this park is for you! This great spray pad is perfect for the dog-days of summer in North Georgia.
Pack a lunch and watch your kiddos scream with delight as they dance and jump in the jets and streaming water. $2 Fee.
5 College Street , Norcross
You’ve got to check out this park’s amazing waterfall and fountain! Watch your kiddos indulge in summertime fun and make memories at this park’s fantastic splash pad.
This park also boasts sand volleyball courts and nature trails, so plan to spend some great family time here. Free.
10 Central Ave., Hampton
This fun sprayground is full of fountains your kids will love.
City of Hampton residents are free, with everyone else paying $5 per child — cash only. The splash pad has special times for children under 2.
When the kids get tired of swimming, head to playground, or watch the kids at the skate park. Fee.
490 Meeks Rd, Blairsville
This Blairsville gem includes hiking trails, disc golf, a dog park, a skateboard park and a pool and sprayground. It’s also a great place for a picnic!
Yes, it’s outside of Atlanta…but it’s such a fun place that it’s worth mentioning here.
810 Nichols Road, Suwanee
Part of a 39 acre park, this spray pad offers tons of wet fun for your kids. It’s bright and colorful and sure to help your kids beat that heat.
Bring your other mom friends and enjoy the park too, with walking trails and dry playground. Pavilions available for picnicking too! Fee.
Opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
770 Deckner Ave SW, Atlanta
Nestled within Perkerson Park’s 50 acres of fun lies their awesome splash pad. This is a great place to come cool off in the summer.
It’s open May 1-October 1. Perkerson Park also offers disc golf, which would be a great way to dry off after playing in the water. Free.
2085 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
If you have children of multiple ages, this splash pad is for you.
Your older kids can swim and play in the large in-ground pool while your younger ones can enjoy the multiple water jets and fun at the adjacent splash pad. Fee.
275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell
There are lots of big kid slides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, but they also have lots of fun for the little ones too.
Go during school hours and you should have the place virtually to yourself. Included in Six Flags Over Georgia Admission.
5039 W Broad St, behind City Hall, Sugar Hill
Watch your kiddos cool off at this awesome new (in 2018) splash park in Sugar Hill! Nearby shaded picnic tables make it a great place to cool off for parents too. Free.
575 Riverside Road, Roswell
One of two awesome spray pads in the City of Roswell, Splash ‘n Play at Riverside Park offers tons of wet and wild afternoon fun for your littles.
Indulge in some treats from the onsite concession stand and beat the sun under a pavilion. Fee.
Stone Mountain Park, Crossroads Section, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain
There’s so much to do at Stone Mountain Park you could stay here all day and night — or at least until naptime. Geyser Towers is a splash pad, as well as a climbing structure.
It’s the perfect place to wear the kids out. Included with admission to Stone Mountain Park.
3130 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw
The kids are sure to enjoy this 3,200 square foot splash pad featuring fountain sprayers, ground geysers, jet streams, and multiple sea silhouettes offered at Swift Cantrell Park. Fee.
250 Cobb Pkwy N #100, Marietta
The kids will love climbing on the Pirate Ship and driving the cars all while keeping cool at White Water’s Buccaneer Bay (formerly Wiggles World).
There’s plenty of space for young fish to splash around in, though the water stays shallow and safe throughout. Located in the Flash Flood Canyon area. Fee.
Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta
Located in Atlanta’s historic Piedmont Park, Legacy Fountain boasts over 70 jets, shooting 30 feet in the air, LED lighting and gorgeous views of the wetlands and green spaces.
This is definitely an ideal day trip, with tons of activities and things to see for you and your kids. Enjoy playgrounds and restrooms, the aquatic center, wetlands and even fishing. Check the regulations as adults require a fishing license. Free.
9000 Fouts Road; Roswell
Part of a much larger park — including a dog park, playgrounds and sports complex — the Spray Station at East Roswell Park can be included in an action-packed, all-day adventure of fun for every person in your family!
Like its sister spray pad, concession stands and pavilions are available for your convenience. Fee.
3167 Main Street, Duluth
In the mood for that small-town feel with unique shops and entertainment, along with fun for the kiddos? Well, Duluth Main Street is for you!
Relax and watch your kids squeal with delight in the Fountain at Town Green in downtown Duluth. Open in the summer months, this fountain is sure to please. Bring a picnic and listen to the free entertainment in the amphitheater. Free.
750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood
Village Park at North Henry is located just 15 minutes from downtown Stockbridge, and features interactive water features.
You can also enjoy paved trails, a playground and two sports fields. It’s a great place for a family picnic. Free.
3333 Buford Dr, Buford
Located just outside the main entrance to the 2nd largest mall in the Southeast, the Fountain at Village Pavilion is a great place for your child to unwind after shopping with you.
While not huge, it still offers a ton of fun on a hot day and the bonus is you get to bribe your kids with fun in the fountain after you indulge in some retail therapy! Free.
704 Bartow Street, Waleska
Part of Cline Park in Cherokee County, Waleska Splash Pad is an ideal summer hang out spot for those looking to chill out with your kids. Tons of jets and cascading water await you and your family.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the walking trails and other playgrounds that surround the splash pad. Fee.
1815 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta
This Alpharetta City pool opened in 2018, and is ready for visitors! Features here include a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, interactive play stations, open play area, class space, and water slide…and so much more! Fee.
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta
Yes, Zoo Atlanta has a splash fountain!! Free with paid admission to the Zoo, this is a fabulous place to cool off before, during, and after enjoying the amazing wildlife around you.
Eighteen spray jets are just enough to bring delight to even the youngest zoo enthusiast. So remember to pack a bathing suit and small towel, and enjoy 2 attractions in 1 at the Atlanta Zoo. Free with admission.
Around the State of Georgia
If you happen to be traveling around the state of Georgia looking for a little respite from the summer heat, here are some fun splash pads from all over the state.
Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen. This Georgia State Park added a splash pad for younger visitors and non-swimmers in 2015. When kids tire of the water, there are also three playgrounds.
Jack Hill State Park, Reidsville. In addition to the spray fountains, stay cool by trying your hand at stand-up paddleboard, pedal boat, or the aquacycle.
Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae. Stay cool in the South Georgia heat with this spray ground with multiple elements shooting water from the ground.
For a more adventurous water experience, visit River Dog Paddle Co and ask about stand up paddle boarding on the river. Stay dry and learn a bit of local history at nearby Myrtle Hill Cemetery — there’s a downloadable self guided app that’s ready anytime.
After the kids are finished running around in the water, walk down the river to Ray Charles Plaza and hop along the giant piano keys while listening to some of the music legend’s greatest hits.
Riverwalk in Uptown Columbus. This splash pad is located at Woodruff Park, directly across from the White Water Express.
Towne Center Park, Evans. The Towne Center splash pad is just one of many attractions at this Columbia County park. In addition to water fun, catch a concert, play on the playground, or enjoy a festival.
City Park, Cornelia. This splash pad is located in Cornelia’s ‘Big City Park.’ In addition to the splash pad, the city has just put in a new bark park for four legged visitors and a walking trail that includes wooden footbridges.
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section. Got older kids? They’ll love our Water Parks Post!
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