Water Safety Tip

Beat the heat at these five metro-area splash pads

Summer's really heating up out there, but that's the perfect time for your kids to cool down at one of the top splash pads around Atlanta. Sure, you could head over to the pool, but sometimes you just don't want to deal with spending an entire day out in the sun. Splash pads and spraygrounds offer a great alternative to beat the heat without the headache of hauling around a giant pool bag. Plus, they cost just a fraction of the price of a day at the pool.

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Cool down at one of these top splash pads this summer:

Splash 'n' Play Sprayground at Riverside Park

575 Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-594-6158. roswellgov.com. $2 per person, free for children under 1 and adults accompanying a paid child but not entering the water.

Your kiddos will love splashing around the many different fountains and spray features located throughout the Splash 'n' Play Sprayground, while you'll enjoy relaxing in the shade under one of the canopies onsite. Closed for maintenance on Tuesdays, be sure to grab some snacks from the concession stand, or bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy after splashing around.

Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. stonemountainpark.com. Attraction included in all-attractions pass. 

Get ready for a full day of excitement and water-filled fun at Geyser Towers, located within Stone Mountain Park. You'll have plenty of opportunities to get drenched as you climb along rope bridges, platforms and net tunnels. Little ones will enjoy splashing around a trickling stream while older kids can have a blast avoiding the geyser eruptions at this can't-miss splash pad adventure.

Historic Fourth Ward Park Sprayground

680 Dallas St., Atlanta. 404-590-7275. beltline.org.

Located right in the heart of Atlanta, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Sprayground has it all, from soaring water jets to gentle sprinklers for the younger set. The Sprayground is situated next to the new Historic Fourth Ward playground, which features a ropes course, rock climbing walls, slides, swings and more.

The Spray Station at East Roswell Park

9000 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-594-6188. roswellgov.com. Free. 

If you have wandering toddlers, you'll love that The Spray Station at East Roswell Park is completely fenced in. You'll find a couple of shady spots to hang out and stay dry - just be sure to bring a lawn chair. Since it's right next door, consider stopping by the East Roswell Library beforehand to pick up a few books for summer reading.

Swift-Cantrell Park Splash Pad

3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw. 770-424-8274. roswellgov.com. $2 per person, free for children under 2.

With fountains, water jets, a geyser, misters, sea silhouettes and more, you just can't beat Swift-Cantrell Park's Splash Pad for an easy and inexpensive way to entertain your children all summer long. The splash pad closes during inclement weather, so call ahead if there's a chance of rain.

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