Stay cool amid the giant oak trees at Perkerson Park Splash Pad
Stay cool amid the giant oak trees at Perkerson Park Splash Pad

11 Great Splash Pads and Spraygrounds in Atlanta for Kids

Atlanta is packed with splash pads, spraygrounds, and fountains for beating the heat this spring and summer. And even better, most of these destinations are cheap, if not free. Sure, Centennial Park's Olympic rings fountain is still closed, but don't sweat. We've got the scoop on the coolest water spots for your summer bucket list.

Looking for more ways to escape the heat? These great swim schools can help your kids develop confidence in the water. Or perhaps consider a day trip to one of these nearby lakes or beaches.

Best Spraygrounds and Splash Pads for Families in the Atlanta Area

Alpharetta City Center Fountain — Alpharetta

While on the smaller side, this free fountain sits next to a large green space in Alpharetta's City Center. Kids can run around on the green then cool off in the fountain while parents sit on chairs and benches. Bonus: Kilwins chocolate shop is nearby.

Center Hill Sprayground — West Atlanta

Kids will notice the water at this free splash pad comes not only from the ground but also from bench-like structures. Plus, some of the water forms into tunnels. 

D.H. Stanton Sprayground — Southeast Atlanta

About 1.5 miles south of Zoo Atlanta, this free sprayground sits right in the middle of D.H. Stanton Park. Kids can enjoy cannons that spray water and a rainbow tunnel. Tip: Visit on a weekday since weekends are often packed. 

Duluth Town Green Fountain — Duluth

Kids can frolic for free at this fountain, which is the centerpiece of Duluth's town green. With a massive spout in the middle shooting two stories in the air and smaller spouts surrounding it, the fountain has something for everyone's water preferences. 

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Delight in the soaking poles at East Roswell Sprayground.

East Roswell Spray Ground — Roswell  

Yes, Roswell boasts two spraygrounds—Riverside Park and this one located in East Roswell Park off Fouts Road. With lots of colorful pole structures spraying water, kids can get soaked head to toe. Both residents and nonresidents are $2.

Historic Fourth Ward Park Splash Pad — Atlanta Intown 

Located right by the playground (and near a large shade canopy), this free splash pad gets kids drenched with water coming from every which way. Tip: Park at 664 Angier Ave. NE to be closest to the splash pad.

Lillian Webb Park Splash Pad — Norcross

Kids can cool off at this free interactive splash pad while parents sit in adjacent shaded pavilions. Parents will appreciate the terraced pools of water cascading down steps in front of the spray ground. Kids will most likely be too busy splashing to notice. 

Perkerson Park Splash Pad — South Fulton

Just off the BeltLine on the south side of Atlanta, families can enjoy Pekerson Park's free splash pad from May 1 to October. Bonus: Huge oak trees keep the park shaded during scorching Atlanta summers. 

Plaza Fountain at The Battery—Northwest Atlanta 

Families who come to a Braves game or just to grab a bite at one of the 19-plus restaurants at the Battery can cool off at the plaza fountain. Located near the green space (perfect for kids to run around and work up a sweat), this fountain even lights up at night. 

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Cool off amid the many jets of Riverside Spray Ground.

Riverside Sprayground — Roswell

Located within Roswell's Riverside Park (right on the Chattahoochee River), kids can cool off after working up a sweat on the playground. Admission for both residents and nonresidents is $2.

Suwanee's Big Splash — Suwanee

Reopening on July 1, Suwanee's Big Splash, located in Town Center Park, is one of Gwinnett's largest interactive fountains. With 43 jets and 1,400 gallons of recycled water per minute, kids can spread out and splash for hours for free. 

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