Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This park adds some beautiful greenspace to downtown Atlanta.
One end of it has a nice playground for kids. Between the center of the park and the other end, there is a fountain with the shapes of Olympic rings that kids enjoy playing in. But the fountain seemed little different from other fountains I've seen elsewhere. Only by looking at the base of the fountain did I recognize the Olympic ring shapes. Still, it's a nice touch.
Educational plaques at various places around the park provide information about the Olympics and other things. I enjoyed reading those, but persons less interested in history might not.
An amphitheater is located near one end of the park (the end farthest from the playground).
A concession stand in the park offers snacks and drinks, and it even has a small amount of indoor seating. But it was closed when I walked by it late Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018.
The park offers a nice place to enjoy nature in a sense in the downtown area. And it is conveniently located near several downtown attractions such as the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the College Football Hall of Fame, and CNN studios.
The Atlanta streetcar has a stop across the street from the park. MARTA also has stops nearby.
I urge persons in the downtown area to take a few minutes, or perhaps an hour, to walk through the park and enjoy it.