Neighborhood Spotlight: Centennial Olympic Park

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Are you looking for the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, take a nice walk, see some history and amazing architecture? If so a visit to Centennial Olympic Park would be perfect for you.

This park was constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics and then was redesigned after the games for the public's use.  It reopened in March of 1998. It has become the center of Atlanta’s entertainment district and has 22 acres of green space for all to enjoy along with being in walking distance to many top Georgia attractions.

The Bricks

Centennial park was funded by private-sector investors in the form of commemorative bricks. Prior to the Olympic games Centennial Park was paved with more than 430,000 engraved bricks that were purchased and the profits were used for development costs. After the 1996 Olympic games 56,000 additional bricks were purchased and laid as a walkway through the park. Then in 2016 an Adopt-A-Brick campaign brought in more bricks that were installed along Andrew Young International Boulevard to connect Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. 

Fountain of Rings

A must see is the Fountain of Rings. This is the largest interactive water fountain that features the Olympic Ring symbol. It is fun for kids as it serves as a zero-depth water area for their enjoyment. Stay and watch one of the daily scheduled Ring shows for a fun interactive water display to music.

Quilts

As you walk through the park you will see 5 Quilts representing the Olympic games. The Quilt of Nations honors all 197 nations that competed in the 1996 games (which is still the largest number of nations to compete in any Olympic games). The Quilt of Spirit represents the 10,000 athletes that competed in the games. The Quilt of Origins follows the progression of the athletes from the first Greek athletes to today. The Quilt of Dreams celebrates the man behind the 10 year dream to bring the Olympics to his hometown, Billy Payne. The Quilt of Remembrance, honors the 111 people injured in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing, with mosaic stones and an eternal light that is in memory of Alice Hawthorne who died in the attack.  

Community Events

Many community events take place at Centennial Park also. Check the events calendar for information on music concerts, auto shows, trade shows, conferences, expos and their July Celebration. 

History At Home: Welcome to The Reserve at the Ballpark

There is so much history right here in Georgia that is just a short distance from your home here at The Reserve. We encourage you to go out and enjoy your time, your luxury apartment will be here when you return home. 

Come and see our studio, one, two, or three bedroom apartments and experience all the amenities and warmth this community has to offer. 

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call (844) 682-8117 or visit us online.

 

 

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