Hotter than a firecracker in July, Atlanta’s warm-weather months are perfect for days spent cooling your jets at a nearby spray ground. From fenced-in fun to wide-open spaces, spouts of cool water are bubbling up everywhere. Read on to find out which ones are our favorites, below.

Photo: Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia Hurricane Harbor, Paradise Island

With a pirate ship, a gigantic climbing structure complete with nets, water cannons, dunking buckets, and slides, this huge water feature inside Six Flags is the perfect remedy to a hot day at the amusement park (park guests get in free with park admission). And while Hurricane Harbor is a legit water park, Paradise Island is pure splash pad fun.

275 Riverside Pkwy. SW
Austell, Ga 30168
770-739-3400
Online: laronde.com

  Photo: Old Atlanta Park and Recreation Center via Facebook

Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad

Perfect for the peanuts who tire easily of the same activity, this spray pad is located in the middle of a nearly 40-acre park that features a natural playground, a tot-lot for children age six and under, two pavilions, and a 1-mile walking trail.

810 Nichols Rd.
Suwanee, Ga 30024
770-205-4646
Online: parks.forsythco.com

The Spray Station at East Roswell Park

With an entirely fenced-in perimeter and someone at the gate, this spray pad is perfect for your littlest party people. There are two shaded areas inside the fenced area, but be sure to bring your own chairs or you’ll wind up on the rubberized surface (and a potential water obstacle by the frolickers).

9000 Fouts Rd.
Roswell, Ga 30075
770-594-6188
Online: roswellgov.com

Photo: Atlanta BeltLine via Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy

Historic Fourth Ward Park

After they work up a sweat on the nearby playground’s climbing structures, slides, swings, and rock walls, they’ll love hitting the adjacent splash pad. Jets emanate from the ground as well as overhead, and there are plenty of benches for caregivers and parents to watch while the littles get wet and wild.

680 Dallas St.
Atlanta, Ga 30308
404-546-6757
Online: h4wpc.com

Photo: Piedmont Park ATL via Facebook

The Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park

The Legacy Fountain features more than 70 jets—reaching up to 30 feet in the air—that shoot from the ground with varying degrees of height and power. Perks include the spectacular city views, tidy restrooms, and frequent food trucks to the park. For closest access to the splash pad, park in the parking deck off of Monroe (near the Botanical Gardens).

1320 Monroe Dr. NE
Atlanta, Ga 30306
404-875-7275
Online: piedmontpark.org

5742452245_1811c8d23d_z

Photo: John Ramspot via flickr 

Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park delivers a Fountain of Rings music and water show four times a day all year round.  Water spouts will delight your little one as you jam out to tunes like Chariots of Fire and Under the Sea. Situated in the trifecta of downtown attractions—the Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and the World of Coca-Cola—it’s easy to add a run through the rings into your itinerary for maximum fun.

265 Park Ave.
Atlanta, Ga 30313
404-223-4412
Online: gwcca.org

Photo: S. Massey

The Children’s Fountain at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Among the improvements to the Children’s Garden at the Botanical Garden is a larger splash pad—twice the size of the previous area—with additional seating for parents and caregivers.

1345 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, Ga 30309
404-876-5859
Online: atlantabg.org

Where do you like to make a splash in Atlanta during the summer? Tell us in the comments section below.

—Shelley Massey