By Sue Rodman
What: Splash Water Parks in Atlanta
Where: Various locations
When: As long as it’s hot
Cost: Varies by location
School may be back in session, but it’s still HOT outside. For young kids that don’t swim, a big pool can be intimidating. Recently we went in search of toddler and preschooler friendly splash water parks around Atlanta. Here’s what our research uncovered about Splash Water Parks in Atlanta.
1. Centennial Olympic Park Fountain of Rings: Back when I was a kid, you never dreamed of playing in a public fountain. Fountains were for looking, not splashing. At the Centennial Olympic Park Fountains, kids are encouraged to splash and play. As a bonus, there is a water light show too.
2. The Atlanta Zoo, Splash Fountain: The Zoo isn’t just for animals anymore. There is a playground, train, carousel and recently they put in a splash fountain. For more information, see this post from Conyers Macaroni Kid on the Atlanta Zoo Splash Fountain.
3. Roswell Splash Grounds – East Roswell and Riverside Parks: These two relatively large splash water parks in Atlanta offer lots of affordable fun. Expedition Mom has the scoop on the Roswell Splash Grounds giving you everything you need to know before hitting either of these places.
4. East Athens Community Park: Mommy Octopus gives parents outside of Atlanta a peek at the Athens Community Park Splashpad with her recent post
5. Cherokee County Aquatic Center: 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.
6. Six Flags White Water’s Wiggles World: The kids will love climbing on the Pirate Ship and driving the cars all while keeping cool at White Water’s Wiggles World.
7. Six Flags Over Georgia’s Skull Island: There are lots of big kid slides here, 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.
8. Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Flower Shower: When my children were young, they loved the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s and the ‘flower shower’ as they liked to call it.
9. Stone Mountain Park, Geyser Towers: There’s so much to do at Stone Mountain Park you could stay here all day and night, or at least until naptime.
Need More Ideas for Splash Water Parks in Atlanta: To find somewhere near you, consult Atlanta Moms on the Move’s comprehensive list of Atlanta Splash Pads, Spraygrounds and Indoor Pools. This list at Play Atlanta has a few additional splashpads in Atlanta.
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section.