Centennial Olympic Park’s neighborhood was originally a run-down part of town – but that all began to change when Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games CEO Billy Payne gazed out his office window and had the idea to convert the multi-block eyesore into a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and for years to come. 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. Today, this unique 21-acre park performs a dual mission: It serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors efforts to revitalize residential and commercial development in Atlanta. The park sponsors community-wide free events, including the Fourth of July Celebration, the Wednesday WindDown concert series and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. Centennial Olympic Park also hosts festivals, fundraisers and private events.
265 Park Ave W Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313(404) 223-4412