30+ ‘COOL’ Splash Pads Near Atlanta You & The Kids Will Love

Atlanta is known for its hot summer weather and this summer has not been the exception.  If your kids are like mine, they are begging to play at the pool or even in the sprinklers in the front yard, but if you’re looking for a different kind of water play…check out some of these awesome spray grounds, splash pads & fountains in and around the Atlanta area!  They’re great for kids of all ages. Yes, even mom and dad can join in the fun!atlanta splash pads

Cherokee County splash pads and fountains


Part of Cline Park, 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.  Make this a “Must-do” on your summer bucket list.

Place: Cline Park – 704 Bartow Street, Waleska, GA 30183
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm through Labor Day (Weekends in August and Sept)
Cost: FREE


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.

Place: Cherokee County Aquatic Center – 1200 Gresham Mill Pkwy, Holly Springs
Time: Opens in May
Cost: $6 – $7 for daily admission

Cobb County splash pads and fountains


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.   Fun for all ages here!!

Place: Sewell Pool & Splash Pad – 2085 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30067
Time: Monday – Thursday; Open 1:00pm – 7:30pm
            Friday, Saturday & Sunday- Open 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Check website for fees.


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).

Place: Six Flags White Water Buccaneer Bay – 250 Cobb Pkwy N #100, Marietta
Time: May – September
Cost: Check website for fees.


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.

Place: Six Flags Over Georgia -275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell
Time: May – September
Cost: Included in Six Flags Over Georgia Admission


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.

Place: Swift Cantrell Park -3130 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw
Time: 10am – 7pm through Labor Day
Cost: $2

DeKalb splash pads and fountains


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. Perfect to wear the kids out.

Place: Stone Mountain Park – Crossroads Section,1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain
Time: May – September
Cost: Included in Admission to Stone Mountain Park

Forsyth County splash pads and fountains


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!

Place: Old Atlanta Park – 810 Nichols Road, Suwanee
Time : Monday:  Private rentals only
            Tuesday – Saturday:  10 am – 7 pm
            Sunday: 1 – 6 pm
COST: NOMINAL – Please see park website for details

North Fulton County splash pads and fountains

Splash ‘n Play at Riverside Park 

One of 2 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.

Place: Riverside Park – 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA, 30075
Time: Mon., Wed., Thur., & Friday 10 a.m – 7 p.m.
           Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
           Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 pm.
           Closed Tuesdays for maintenance and Private Rentals
           Open through Labor Day, then weekends only in September
Cost: Nominal – Please see park website for details

The Spray Station at East Roswell Park  

Part of a much larger park including dog park, playgrounds and sports complex, the Spray Station at East Roswell Park can be including in an all-day action packed day of adventure and fun for everyone person in your family!  Like its sister spray-pad, concession stands and pavilions are available for your convenience.

Place: East Roswell Park – 9000 Fouts Road; Roswell, GA 30076
Time:  Mon., Tues., Thur., & Friday 10 a.m – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 pm.
  Closed Wednesdays for maintenance and Private Rentals
           Open through Sunday, August 9, 2015
Cost: Nominal – Please see park website for details

Fulton County –City of Atlanta splash pads and fountains


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 and end your day here, cooling off and enjoying the show! 

Place: Centennial Olympic Park
Time: Shows daily at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm & 9:00pm (check website for schedule changes)
Cost: FREE


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, the aquatic center, wetlands and even fishing. Check the regulations as adults require a fishing license. 

Place: Piedmont Park  The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta.
Time: Park is Open 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cost: FREE


Nestling within Perkerson Park’s 50 acres of fun, lies their Splash Pad.  This is a great place to come cool off in the Summer.  Open May 1 –October 1.   Perkerson Park also offers Disc Golf, which would be a great way to dry off after playing in all that water!

Place: Perkerson Park – 770 Deckner Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE


The interactive red, white and blue colored splash pad was inspired by the WaterWorks aqua parks on Carnival Cruise Line ships, probably becasue Splash Island was funded in part by Carnival Cruise Line.

Place: Adams Park – 1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Cost: $2


Kids will love playing in a water tunnel and hurdling over in-ground spray jets at this Atlanta splashpad.

Place: Center Hill Park – 2305 Lee Hollowell Pkwy. Atlanta
Cost: $2


With so much do to at this park, you’re sure to have some memories to last a life-time.  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.)

Place: 4th Ward Park – 680 Dallas Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
Time: 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Cost: FREE


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.

Place: D.H. Stanton Park – 1052 Martin St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Time: Daily from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE


When my children were young, they loved the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s and the ‘flower shower’ as they liked to call it. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens recently debut a new children’s garden and an expanded splash pad.

Place – Atlanta Botanical Gardens – 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30501
Cost: Free with Paid Garden Admission.  See website for details.


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.  18 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.

Place – Zoo Atlanta – 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
Time: Daily from 10:00 am
Cost: Free with Paid Zoo Admission.  See website for details.

Gwinnett County splash pads and fountains


This amazingly fun and beautiful splash park and fountain is part of the City of Suwanee’s sprawling 10 acre Town Center Park.  It 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.

Place: Suwanee Town Center Park, Suwanee, GA
Time: April 1-October 31 9:30am-9:30pm, 7 days a week
Cost: FREE


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!

Place: Village Pavilion at the Mall of Georgia3333 Buford Dr., Buford, GA
Time: Daily during Mall hours
Cost: FREE


Check out this parks amazing waterfall and fountain.  Watch your kiddos indulge in summer time fun and make memories at this park’s fantastic splash pad.  This park also boast sand volley ball courts and natural trails so plan to spend some great family time here.

Place: Lillian Webb Park 5 College Street , Norcross, GA 30071
Time: Daily 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE


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. 

Place: Town Green Fountain at Duluth Main Street3167 Main Street, Duluth, Georgia 30096
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hall County splash pads and fountain


Live up in the Gainesville area, this park is for you!  This great spray-pad is perfect for the dog-days of summer here in North Georgia.  Pack a lunch and watch your kiddos scream with delight as they dance and jump in the jets and streaming water.

Place: Laurel Park3100 Old Cleveland HighwayGainesville, GA 30506
Time: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 12-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Nominal –Please see website for details.

Splash Pads 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.

Gordonia-Alatamaha 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.

The River Walk, Rome. One block from downtown shopping and dining, adjacent to the scenic River Walk, is Rome’s splash fountain. 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 is a downloadable self guided app that’s ready anytime.

East Athens Community Park, Athens. Mommy Octopus gives parents outside of Atlanta a peek at the Athens Community Park Splashpad with her post.

Historic River Walk, Albany. Located on the Historic River Walk alongside the Flint River and behind the Albany Welcome Center is Albany’s unique playground and splash fountain. 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.

McBrayer Park, Hampton. Hampton residents are free, with Henry County residents paying a nominal fee and all others paying a bit more. 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.

Waleska Splash Pad, Waleska. This splash pad is located near Reinhardt University and can be rented out.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section.

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6 Comments on "30+ ‘COOL’ Splash Pads Near Atlanta You & The Kids Will Love"

  1. Wow, cool places to go. I will note down those so when I’m out of ideas, I can grab my family and go out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi. Great list. The splash pad at Cline Park however is not open M-F through Labor Day. Apparently in August they are only a weekend facility. Bummer.

  3. Awesome list but I really wish we could view the locations on a map! It would make it so much easier to figure out which splash pads are close by.

  4. THYNIA DOUGLAS | 09/20/2017 at 6:05 am | Reply

    We need a splash pad in Henry County. How do we get one?

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