13 Great Spraygrounds and Splash Pads in Atlanta for Kids

Delight in the soaking poles at East Roswell Sprayground.
Delight in the soaking poles at East Roswell Sprayground.

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. We've got the scoop on the coolest Atlanta splash pads and 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.

kids in the sprinklers at City Springs City Green
Head to City Springs City Green for a romp through the sprinklers. 

Best Spraygrounds and Splash Pads for Atlanta Families

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 across the green then cool off in the fountain, while parents sit on chairs and benches. Bonus: Kilwins chocolate shop is nearby.

City Springs City Green - Sandy Springs

The four-acre park, City Green, outside City Springs, features a ton of family-friendly, outdoor elements, including a splash pad, interactive fountain open for kid play, and water wall. City Green also hosts awesome festivals and outdoor concerts throughout the year! 

Center Hill Sprayground — West Atlanta

Kids will notice the water at this free splash pad erupts from the ground as well as 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 enjoy water cannons 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, 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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East Roswell Spray Ground — Roswell  

The City of Roswell boasts two spraygrounds—Riverside Park (mentioned below) and this one located in East Roswell Park off Fouts Road. With lots of colorful pole structures spraying water, kids get soaked head to toe. Both residents and non-residents cost $2.

Historic Fourth Ward Park Splash Pad — Old Fourth Ward 

Located in Historic Fourth Ward Park (perfectly situated 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 splash pad, while parents socialize 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. 

Piedmont Park Legacy Fountain - Midtown

The jewel of Midtown, Piedmont Park always has something going on in the spring and summer. Bring the kids to the Legacy Fountain, which reaches up to 30 feet in the air with LED-lighting configurations, and of course, the free splash pad. There's also nearby restrooms and picnic tables. 

kids play in the Perkerson Park Splash Pad.
Stay cool amid the giant oak trees at Perkerson Park Splash Pad.

Perkerson Park Splash Pad — South Fulton

Just off the Atlanta BeltLine on the south side, families can enjoy Perkerson Park's free splash pad from May 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 in the Riverside Sprayground.
Cool off amid the many jets of Riverside Sprayground in Roswell.

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 non-residents is $2.

Suwanee's Big Splash — Suwanee

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 of free fun. 

Photos courtesy of the parks

Discovery Day Kids Club
Halcyon - 10:00 AM Pick
Roswell Summer Puppet Series
Roswell Cultural Arts Center - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Origami in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden - 9:00 AM
Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family Exhibit at Fernbank
Fernbank Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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