Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park remains a legacy to the 1996 Olympics. During the games it was used as a central gathering spot.The 21-acre park now celebrates Atlanta’s success in hosting the games. The park revitalizes an area of town that was once run-down and forgotten.
23 flags fly high to represent the countries that have hosted the Olympic games. A reflection pool surrounds the ‘Quilt Plazas’ used to memorialize all things Olympics and also the victims of the bombing that happened during the games.
Statues are situated throughout the park to pay tribute to paralypmic athletes, the founder of the Olympics and the man who fought so hard for Atlanta to host the sporting event.
Today, the park keeps visitors entertained with plenty of events. Local bands perform mid-day during ‘Music at Noon’ and ‘Wednesday Wind Down’ during rush hour. 251 fountains light up and sync up with pop music and lights during ‘The Fountain of Rings Show.’
Visit the website for show times: http://www.centennialpark.com/