Make a splash! 10 Atlanta splash pads for the kiddos to cool off this summer

June 13, 2022 Atlanta: Layla Hall-2 didn’t pay any attention to the heat index on Monday, June 13, 2022 as she frolicked in the water at the Historic Fourth Ward Park Splash Pad in Atlanta. (John Spink /
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Looking to beat the heat this summer? What better way than to take your kids to a splash pad near you! With several of them located all over town, most are cheap (some are even free) and a fun way to spend a hot afternoon.

Check out these 10 splash pads that will keep the kids entertained all summer long.

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Just a short walk down the hill from the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the splash pad at Historic Fourth Ward Park is open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Children are sure to enjoy the jets of streaming water from the ground and even from overhead. With slides, swings and plenty to climb at the nearby playground, there are many things to do before and after splashing around.

Location: East Atlanta - 664 Angier Ave. NE; Website:; Contact: 404-546-7655; Admission: Free

Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park boasts some of the most scenic views of ATL’s legendary skyline and with a huge splash pad, it’s a perfect spot to take the kids after a great day at the park. The Legacy Fountain has more than 70 jets of streaming water that can reach up to 30 feet in the air! But that’s not all - it also features LED lighting with the ability to display more than 1 million lighting designs.

Location: Midtown - E Park Ln NE; Website:; Contact: 404-875-7275; Admission: Free

Perkerson Park

Over on the southside of Atlanta, Perkerson Park is at the intersection of the BeltLine’s Southside and Westside Trails in the Capitol View neighborhood. Kids can enjoy the park’s splash pad and a variety of other amenities - from a disc golf course, six tennis courts, a half basketball court, outdoor grills and more. The large oak trees surrounding the park offer plenty of shade to beat the heat while splashing around. A major plus? Local artist, Maria Artemis, created a beautiful granite sculpture that serves as the splash pad’s centerpiece.

Location: Southeast Atlanta - 770 Deckner Ave SW; Website:; Contact: 404-756-1859; Admission: Free

The Battery Atlanta

If you’re thinking about heading to a Braves game with the kids, be sure to plan on having some extra time on your hands ahead of the game. Consider taking them to the splash pad located right inside The Battery! Nestled across from Terrapin Taphouse and the Georgia Power Pavilion (by the Chop House gate), the splash pad is a perfect spot for the kids to play while you relax with a refreshing drink.

Location: Cobb - 800 Battery Ave. SE; Website:; Contact: 404-494-1150; Admission: Free

Elizabeth Porter Park

Located just a short drive from Marietta Square, Elizabeth Porter Park & Sprayground has an expansive play area and splash pad for the kids to stay busy outside. Prior to the park, this space was home to the Elizabeth Porter Recreation Center and before that, it was the location of an African-American hospital serving the residents of Cobb County.

Location: Marietta - 370 Montgomery St NE; Website:; Contact: 770-794-5073; Admission: $2 per city resident / $3 per non-resident

Swift Cantrell Park

Swift Cantrell Park’s splash pad is a 3,200-square-foot area controlled by motion sensors sure to be great fun for the little ones. With a ground geyser, magic mist, jet streams and a fountain spray, there are plenty of cool amenities. Aside from the splash pad, the park also has a skatepark, dog park, picnic pavilions and more!

Location: Kennesaw - 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW; Website:; Contact: 770-422-9714; Admission: $2 per person / Children 2 years old and under are free

City Green at City Springs

City Green is a family-friendly green space at City Springs that hosts plenty of farmer’s markets, festivals and outdoor concerts. What makes this space even better? There’s a splash pad that kids of all ages will love to play in to escape the heat. In an effort to conserve water, the park installed a water activation button that turns on the water for 30-minute cycles.

Location: Sandy Springs - 1 Galambos Wy; Website:; Admission: Free

Town Green Fountain

Doing some shopping at Alpharetta City Center? Make sure to take the kids’ swimsuits so they can splash around in the Town Green Fountain near the large green space in front of City Hall at Alpharetta City Center. With several local restaurants and patio seating around, there are plenty of options for parents to relax while watching the kids have fun.

Location: Alpharetta - 40 S Main St; Website:; Admission: Free

Lillian Webb Park

This 5-acre park in Norcross has an interactive splash pad for the kids with water that streams down beautiful stone steps and has shaded pavilions for parents. Aside from the splash pad, there are baseball/softball fields and plenty of green space for the kids to run around before and after playing in the water.

Location: Norcross - 5 College St NW; Website:; Contact: 678-421-2000; Admission: Free

Duluth Town Green Fountain

Located right in downtown Duluth, Town Green is home to several events during the summer months such as outdoor concerts, festivals and movies. One of the best parts of Town Green is the main fountain that serves as a splash pad for children that is sure to keep them busy on the hottest of summer days.

Location: Duluth - 3142 Hill St NW; Website:; Admission: Free

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