Winner: Best playground in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

  • Jen West
  • For the AJC
Updated Aug 28, 2017

Atlanta’s kids have it made in the shade. 

This week’s Best of Atlanta poll found out the premier playground where your kids release all their energy.

Located in a hub of neighborhood activity with plenty to do for families, Historic Fourth Ward Park is your clear winner this week. Once you’re done enjoying the state-of-the-art playground, you won’t have to look far for a sweet treat reward at either Ponce City Market or Krog Street Market

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Coming in second place, the playground at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth will offer hours of entertainment for your little ones. Enjoy the trees, sunshine and colorful design while they explore everything it has to offer. 


The All Children's Park isn't a playground for disabled and special needs children — it's a playground that includes them. With special play equipment for all abilities and ages, this lovely Intown treasure will quickly become a favorite spot for your family. 

Get your fun on at any of our official nominee playgrounds: Mason Mill Park (DeKalb), The Peachtree-DeKalb Airport Park (DeKalb), East Cobb Park (Cobb) and Garrard Landing Park (North Fulton).

No matter what county you’re in, there is a playground fit for the ultimate climber, swinger and sandbox sensei. (Check out these awesome playgrounds in CobbDeKalbGwinnett and more.)

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Once you’re done soaking up the sun, several Atlanta spots even offer us adults a little recharging of our own. Here are six of the most kid-friendly breweries near Atlanta.

For the ultimate playground for everyone, Atlanta families can venture out a bit to the glorious Georgia Mountains for some meaningful family fun.

Read about our other Best of Atlanta winners and nominees here.