Located in downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park is a public park operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Olympics in 1996. Since its opening, it has played an important cultural role in the city because it has held a variety of events throughout the years. One of the most popular ones is Wednesday WindDown, a summer popular music concert series. As well as this one, there is another important one during Independence Day- there are fireworks and a concert.
One of the most important features of the park is the interactive Fountain of Rings that features computer-controlled lights, jets of waters and music played from the speakers surrounding it. The showtimes are the same every day: 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 9:30 pm. But if you want to do more than to see the show, you can also have fun at the splash pad with kids or even to cool off during hot seasons.
The fountain area is surrounded by flags that represent the host countries of each Summer Olympics since the 1996 games. There are also light towers reminiscent of classical Greek marker columns and several pieces of sculpture scattered through the park including a statue of Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympic movement. A small amphitheater is located at the southern end of the park. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this park and get a picture with the skyline behind!
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