Centennial Park, Atlanta

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265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta (404) 222-7275

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    The Olympic Spirit

    by Scarlie Written Mar 16, 2005

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    A trip to Atlanta is not complete without a visit to the Centenial Park, so called because of the Centennial Olympic Games held in the city in 1996.

    It's a nice place to stroll, read a book, play with your kids (kids love the getting soaked in the fountains), even though to go there on foot is a bit of unsettling experience.

    Notice the pavement -- each paving block is named after a person-donor (also called a patron or a sponsor) who gave money for the construction of the park. It's a great way to recognise the contribution of thousands of people which otherwise will go unnoticed.

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    Fountain of Rings

    by KittyConduitt81 Written May 25, 2010

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    Great fun for kids and adults alike. If one is visiting Atlanta during the summer months, this will provide a refreshing break from the humid weather. Any other time of the year, it provides a beautiful display.

    Designed for the 1996 Olympic Games, the fountain uses 251 water jets that reach a height of 12-35 feet in the air. Fountain Shows are at 12:30p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:00p.m. as of May 2010. The rest of the time, the fountain is free-flowing and open to run through. Located on Andrew Young International Boulevard, which runs through the center of the park.

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    Centennial Park

    by taylo365 Written May 20, 2008

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    As with every major city, Atlanta has a wonderful park downtown to provide a scenic place to rest your feet after seeing some of the other attractions in the city. My friend and I stopped to grab a bottle of water ($4.00!) at a small stand and sat down near the water fountain to watch some goofy college students run through the many jets of water. Definitely an entertaining break between sites!

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    Centenniel Olympic Park

    by Brijb20 Written Oct 18, 2005

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    The gathering place for the 1996 Olympic Games, I found Centenniel Park very impressive. Although nothing was on when we visited I understand a large variety of events take place there. Visiting the website would tell you what and when.
    800,000 bricks were used to pave the park, all (?) with an inscription from personal donations.
    The fountain in the photograph is shaped as the Olympic rings and is the worlds largest interactive fountain. Each ring is 25 feet in diameter and the whole fountain is 82.5 feet in length.. Very impressive.

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    Park Turned Event Venue

    by mookster Updated May 31, 2006

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    Centennial Park originally built for the Olympics now turned into a gathering place as well as a park venue that hosts tons of events. We were lucky enough to be strolling through and so happens caught a free concert. On that particular weekend, Southern Comfort was hosting a two day free concert series. Sun, booze, park, and music! what more can you ask for!!??!!

    Southern Comfort Music Series at Centennial Park
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    Centennial Park

    by leplaya Written Jun 9, 2006

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    The site of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Centennial park is located in front of the CNN center. It is a (mostly concrete) park with fountains, an ice skating rink and interesting statues. Seems kind of touristy to me.

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    Centennial Olympic Park

    by msocolin Written Dec 30, 2005

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    The park was built in 1996 for the centennial olympic games. It's located in downtown Atlanta, just across from the CNN Center, and next to the Georgia Aquarium. It's a 21-acre Park that has continued to host special events, while remaining a lasting legacy to the Olympic Games.

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    Visit CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK!

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK!
    Many moons ago, someone thought that Atlanta would be a fine place to have the world's largest sporting event. Many drugs and bribes were assumed to be part of this decision. More bribes and kickbacks permitted the construction of beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, a smallish, fairly useless park downtown. Amazingly, the park was built in large part with private donations. Civic-minded citizens bought bricks which have since been used to pave the park. Now you can stroll and laugh at various names that you might find humourous, like Ms. Amanda Hugginkiss.

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    Take a quick shower in...

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Take a quick shower in Centennial Olympic Park!
    Since the city planners in their remarkable foresight decided not to plant many trees in the park (God forbid that anyone would want shade in Atlanta in the summer), they instead installed a largish fountain. Which is great if you're a kid, but it's not so interesting if you're an adult, because you can't exactly run around with a bunch of kindergarteners, not without seeming a bit, well, questionable.

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    Centinniel Olympic park

    by ZoeB Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It was purposely built for the 1996 Olympics as a commemorative park once the Games had finished. People could buy a brick and have it placed in the walkways which was a nice way to be involved. It is a beautiful area, very peaceful, there is are a lot of plants and trees, and this wonderful fountain that is ideal for when it is hot to leap in and out of like I did!

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    Center

    by gusgom Written Feb 3, 2004

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    Parks, and high skybuildings. There is not much in the city center (downtown) other tahn buildings and a few restaurants

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    Olympic Rings Fountain

    by witness_wannabe Written Jun 3, 2006

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    Well Atlanta gets REAL hot late spring and the summer. Fortunately, it has got places to cool down a bit. Like this one.

    NO KIDDIN' Is that nice or what? The fans.

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