Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park is the centerpiece of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy and dynamic downtown entertainment district.

Centennial Olympic Park (COP) is partially open to the public. The north park area of COP (area north of Andrew Young International Blvd.) will be open every Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Playgrounds located in the north park area will be open, but restrooms will remain closed at this time. The south park area of COP (Visitors Center, Fountain of Rings, amphitheater) will continue to remain closed.

Sunday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit the Park

Park Features

West Lawn Promenade
Creating additional greenspace for visitors to enjoy, West Lawn Promenade showcases the Park’s ties to the Centennial Olympic Games with a new medal podium.
Completed: June 2018
Fountain of Rings Plaza
Raised to plaza level using 5 bricks purchased during the Park’s 20th anniversary capital campaign, Andrew Young International Boulevard features The Spectacular, the city’s newest selfie spot at Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
Completed: April 2019
Southern Company Amphitheater
New infrastructure upgrades to the existing amphitheater give the Park additional flexibility to host a variety of outdoor music experiences, activities, and events.
Completed: March 2019
Unity Plaza
A new water feature and a prominent, permanent home for the Androgyne Planet sculpture, representing the Game’s continuity and spirit of international unity, create a welcoming entry point for guests visiting neighboring attractions.
Completed: May 2019
Paralympic Plaza
This new access point and inviting greenspace honors the 3,000-plus athletes who participated in the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.
Completed: April 2019

Upcoming Park Events

Centennial Olympic Park hosts four signature events annually:

Publix Atlanta Marathon
Sweetwater 420 Festival
Fourth of July Celebration
Holiday in the Park

Several other events will take place at the Park throughout the year, including musical shows, walk/runs, and other outdoor experiences.

Olympic Legacy

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in July 2016, Centennial Olympic Park is Atlanta’s – and the State of Georgia’s – preeminent lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the country’s largest downtown park developed in the last 25 years.

What was once a run-down, multi-block eyesore a little more than two decades ago is now the crown jewel of Atlanta’s downtown entertainment and hospitality district, anchoring and surrounded by new development and attractions. The park served as a catalyst for a thriving live-work-play district that now includes popular attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, and World of Coca-Cola, as well as residential development, new hotels, nightlife and restaurants.

It all traces back to the day Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games CEO Billy Payne gazed out of his office window and had a brilliant inspiration – convert a blighted span of buildings, lots and properties into a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and for years to come.

Atlanta responded to that vision with tremendous support. The estimated $75 million in development costs came entirely from private-sector donations – contributions from the sale of commemorative bricks (also used to pave a portion of the Park), funds raised by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and local philanthropic foundation grants.

Following the Olympic Games, a large portion of the Park was closed and redesigned for daily public use. A gala commemoration weekend in March 1998 introduced the newly landscaped Park and its expanded amenities.

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