So, as I’m packing my boys in at the broken fountains at Sawnee Town Center, about to head over to the Mall of Georgia, I hear one of the workers ask me if I’m going to the Buford Town Center fountains. Buford fountains? Excuse me? You see Buford has recently built a huge town center and park, just like Suwanee’s. And, apparently, keeping up with the Jones’s, they also had fountains installed. It’s part of our complete list of splashpad fun.
A quick 15 minute drive later (just up Buford Highway), my boys were pleasantly soaking up the sun and water.
I honestly can’t say which fountains I like better – the Buford Community Center fountains one has much more variety of fountain streams, as well as differing times when they are on and off (my one year old got a kick out of that). Some shoot from the ground, some from the wall on the side. The surrounding area is a bit nicer, too – picnic tables, gazebos, more benches, etc.
My only hesitation about it was that there was only a (relatively, for how fast my one year old is) small stretch of grass before the busy highway. Being that this stretch is all downhill, when the kids were done playing in the waters and playing in the grass, I had to be on UBER guard duty, keeping my son from racing into the road. This, of course, was not a problem for my four year old, but I digress…
Either way I loved the park, and so did my boys, so I thought I’d spread the news. If the Suwanee Town Center fountains are further away from your house, or turned off for whatever reason, there IS hope…the Buford fountains are phenomenal!
I forgot my camera, so I couldn’t snap a pic of my boys playing. But the picture above is courtesy of Buford Community Center.
Buford Community Center Fountains Information
Address: 2200 Buford Highway, Buford, Georgia 30518
Detail: The Buford Community Center, Town Park & Theatre is a state of the art facility featuring several versatile and distinct venues. The Buford Community Center features over 5,700 square feet of banquet and meeting space, a 290 seat stage theatre, an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and events and a plaza featuring an interactive fountain.
So have you been to this new fountains in Buford? Do share your pictures with us on our Facebook or email!
Heidi Clarke is first and foremost a mother to two energetic, sweet, crazy little boys (both under the age of 4). She is also the wife of a busy medical student. In her spare time she is writing for juicingpedia.com, a site all about her escapades and education in health and nutrition, with many lovely juicing recipes included. She found that thus far she has had no opportunity to use her Master’s in Education, but plan on using it someday….maybe after these chubby bums are clean and little mouths are fed…
Photo credit: BCC
This post originally appeared on Atlanta With Kid, which is now 365 Atlanta Family.