Centennial Olympic Park was created by Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as a way to improve run down or vacant areas of Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The 21-acre park is located in downtown Atlanta and hosts several events year round that the whole family will enjoy.
In the summer, children of all ages will enjoy cooling off under the Fountain of Rings. Jets of water reach heights of up to 35 feet. Computer-controlled lights are synchronize with the spraying water and music that is pumped through speakers.I found some more information here. A splash pad was designed for children to play in, or joggers to cool off on a hot day.
Concerts are held throughout the year with Wednesday WindDown, Music Noon and Party in the Park bringing some of the best bands around to the park for free entertainment for the whole family. An annual Fourth of July celebration has become an Atlanta tradition for locals and tourist alike. The finale of the event is the spectacular fireworks display – the biggest in Atlanta!
If you’re planning a trip in the winter months, don’t despair. The park offers Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink opening every November featuring holiday music and theatrical lighting. Holiday in Lights is a winter wonderland that you’ll not want to miss. The park is transformed with thousands of twinkling light displays that change every year.