We’re collecting parent reviews for the best playgrounds in Atlanta! From cool destination playgrounds to hidden gem neighborhood parks, see what our community is saying about the top local spots for kids to play outdoors.
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Our list of Atlanta's indoor playgrounds has you covered when the weather isn't cooperating, too.
Gary Pirkle Park
Amanda Banta: The playground at Gary Pirkle Park is fully covered under a pavilion, so it's a great destination for rain or shine. The large playground has climbing structures, slides and obstacles.
Amanda Banta: This imaginative playground has a castle, bridges, a magic bus, a log cabin and a rocket. Slides, climbers and tunnels are built into the structures, and the playground also features a large sand area.
Kelly R.: Castle-inspired Wacky World is the most popular of the three playgrounds at Wills Park, with a large wooden play structure, slides and swings. Two smaller-scale play spots are the toddler-friendly Yellow Playground and canopy-covered Purple Playground.
Dunwoody Nature Center
Amanda Banta: A shady playground has two main structures: a tower with tall tube slides for older kids and a smaller toddler-friendly playground. The park also has a giant rope swing, teeter-totter and swings.
Kelly R.: The playground at Blackburn Park is worth a drive for some unique equipment that you won't find at other Atlanta playgrounds, including a large spiderweb rope climbing structure and multi-kid net swings.
Morgan Falls Overlook Park
Amanda Banta: Several play areas have separate structures for the little ones and the bigger kids. Older kids will love the climbing options and tall slides. There are several sets of swings as well, including infant/toddler swings.
Amanda Banta: Ashford Park has tall tube slides, swings and plenty of climbing structures to keep kids from toddlers to elementary school busy. A paved outer perimeter is good for riding bikes and scooters.
Little Nancy Creek Park
Amanda Banta: This cool Atlanta playground is a family favorite for the large climbing tower and tall slide, but there is also a smaller play structure for little kids to climb and slide, too!
First Christian Church of Decatur Toy Park
Amanda Banta: Toy Park is a community gem where kids come for the typical playground structures as well as toys donated by the community. Toddlers especially will love this park where they can play with all sorts of ride-on toys, play houses, slides and much more.
Amanda Banta: Piedmont Park has two great playgrounds for Atlanta families. Mayor's Grove Playground is a Boundless playground that is fun for kids of all abilities, with sensory play features, mobility-friendly surfaces and swings with back support. The artistic Noguchi Playscape is one of the most unique playgrounds in Atlanta, with slides and swings built into its colorful sculptures.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Amanda Banta: This fun playground in Atlanta has something for everyone, including numerous climbing structures, slides, swings and a seasonal splash pad.
Woodruff Park Playground
Amanda Banta: The ATL playground in Atlanta's Woodruff Park is designed and built in the shape of the letters ATL. Kids can climb and slide all over the sculptural playground, as well as cross monkey bars and play with built-in spinners.
Elizabeth Porter Park
Kelly R.: This is a fantastic destination-worthy playground, with towering enclosed skyways, parkour-inspired climbing obstacles galore, and a very cool zipline swing. It's especially great for older kids, and adults who like to play alongside! There's a wonderful sprayground on site for a small fee.
Primary photo: City of Marietta
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