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  Centennial Olympic Park | Museum/Attraction Review | Atlanta | Frommers.com
Centennial Olympic Park, one of the most enduring legacies of the 1996 Olympic Games, is a living monument to the city's memories -- both good and bad -- of that seminal event.
If you're visiting the park on your own, and not coming for a specific event, your first stop should be the visitor center on International Boulevard, in the southwest corner of the park, across from the CNN Center.
The best part of the park is the fountain and its 251 water jets in the shape of the five interlocking Olympic rings.
www.frommers.com /destinations/atlanta/A21851.html   (617 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park, Events and parks in Atlanta, Cultural Events and Parks in Atlanta
Centennial Olympic Park, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the favorite lasting additions to the city of Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
Centennial Olympic Park was first carved out of an area of downtown Atlanta that was once less than beautiful, but today the park is one of the nicest urban parks in the country.
The park was closed in 1996, after the games, and reopened in 1998 with improvements that made the park ideal for permanent use.
www.destination360.com /north-america/us/georgia/centennial-olympic-park.php   (557 words)

 Atlanta Kids - Parks in Atlanta - Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is sometimes called the world’s gathering place since its debut during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The hallmark of the park is the Fountain of Rings, an interactive fountain using the Olympics' interconnecting rings as its theme.
Centennial Park was designed to commemorate the centennial of the modern Olympics.
www.atlantakids.net /atlantakids_parks/centennial_olympic_park.htm   (209 words)

 Centennial Park - An UnCommon Place in Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Centennial Olympic Park, “the world’s gathering place” for the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996, is built on a quilt-theme.
The large park includes a Fountain of Rings and a court of 24 flags with the Olympic Ring flag and 23 flags honoring the host countries of the modern Games.
The park is bordered by Baker Street on the north, Techwood Drive on the east and Marietta and Luckie streets on the west.
www.uncommondays.com /states/ga/places/centennialpark.htm   (102 words)

 ADNA | Centennial Olympic Park
The park offers residents, Downtown workers, and Atlanta visitors alike space to kick back and enjoy themselves, whether for a walk, a rest the on grass, or one of the many concerts, festivals and cultural events that take place in the park year-round.
Several plazas in the park are dedicated to various aspects of the Olympics, from the achievements of Billy Payne to the bomb explosion which tried and failed to ruin the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Funded by individual contributions from all over the world, the Olympic bricks are literally the foundation of the park -- paving the park's walkways north to south, east to west, each bearing the name of a donor or someone donors sought to memorialize.
www.atlantadna.org /cop.htm   (445 words)

 GoCityKids Atlanta | Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park has become an urban oasis in downtown Atlanta and a special place to take in a concert, reception or just a quiet stroll through the park.
The park features the Fountain of Rings, a six acre Great Lawn, the Southern Company Amphitheater, cascading water features, commemorative quilt plazas and a pathway of bricks that pays tribute to the Centennial Olympic Games.
Holiday in Lights Centennial Olympic Park is a great place to enjoy the holiday season, including 21 acres of bright lights during the annual Holiday in Lights celebration.
www.gocitykids.com /browse/attraction.jsp?id=26734   (388 words)

 Olympics bombing
A suspicious package which may have contained the device which exploded early Saturday at the Centennial Olympic Park is shown in this video by an NBC cameramen who was told by authorities to leave the tower due to a bomb threat.
President Clinton condemned the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park, calling it an "evil act of terror." At least two people died and more than 100 people were injured when a pipe bomb went off shortly after 1 a.m.
But authorities knew that Centennial Olympic Park, an oasis of free movement in a heavily guarded city, was vulnerable.
www.time.com /time/olympic_bombing/begin.html   (2363 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
During the Olympics, the park contained sponsor exhibits, hosted entertainment and medal presentations, and was a hotbed for pin trading.
The park was paid for in part by the donations of thousands of individuals who "bought" bricks engraved with the short message of their choice and laid as pavers throughout the park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centennial_Olympic_Park   (732 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics, the first of four committed by right-wing extremist Eric Robert Rudolph.
Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert by the band Jack Mack and the Heart Attack.
Rudolph read a statement at his sentencing in which he apologized to the victims and families only of the Centennial Park bombing, reiterating that he was angry at the government and hoped the Olympics would be cancelled.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centennial_Olympic_Park_bombing   (1047 words)

 Reference for Centennial Olympic Park bombing - Search.com
The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics, the first of four committed by Eric Robert Rudolph.
Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert by the band Jack Mack and the Heart Attack.
Rudolph read a statement at his sentencing in which he apologized to the victims and families only of the Centennial Park bombing, reiterating that he was angry at the government and hoped the Olympics would be cancelled.
www.search.com /reference/Centennial_Olympic_Park_bombing   (1313 words)

 Atlanta Hotels: Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park came alive in 1996 with the foresight of Billy Payne, the chief executive of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
The 21-acre Park is the largest new city park to be created in the US in over 20 years and is home to over 750 trees, 50,000 shrubs, 330,000 square feet of grass, the world's largest interactive fountain, and numerous pieces of art and statutes both inspiring and pleasant to the eye.
Centennial Olympic Park also known as Atlanta's number one gathering place made its debut during the 1996 Olympic Games and will forever be a lasting part of its heritage.
www.roomrate.com /atlanta/attractions/olympicPark.asp   (437 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta - Reviews of Centennial Olympic Park - IgoUgo
Its entrances feature plaques that include the Olympic rings to commemorate the 1996 Summer Games that were held in the city and there is a small statue honoring the people who were instrumental in bringing the games to the city.
It is a large park with dancing fountains in the shape of the olympic rings, picnic areas, visitors centre and staging for shows.
The park seems to be the centre for most of the entertainment in Atlanta, but even when nothing is going on it is a very pleasant place to stroll or have a picnic.
www.igougo.com /travelcontent/JournalEntryActivity.aspx?entryID=27575   (482 words)

 Mourning After
The Centennial Olympics began with symbols of peace, with Muhammad Ali raising a single flame to the stars.
Before the Centennial Olympics, Payne, a spirited man prone to hyperbole, claimed Atlanta would be "the safest place on this wonderful planet." Others felt differently.
Centennial Olympic Park was shut down so investigators could get to the bottom of the blast.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /events/1996/olympics/daily/july28/bomb.html   (1059 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park to re-open Saturday | ajc.com
Centennial Olympic Park, which had been closed for a week after a tornado blasted through downtown, is set to re-open Saturday after workers used vacuums and their hands to pick up glass blown into the park.
They spent the week hauling away larger glass pieces and debris from the park, but their focus got closer to the ground as the city continues to rebound from last week's downtown tornado.
Centennial Olympic Park officials on Friday also removed the two "Hermes Towers," which resemble giant Olympic torches, that had fallen during the storm, said Katy Pando, spokeswoman for the Georgia World Congress Center, which oversees COP operations.
www.ajc.com /services/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2008/03/21/olympicpark_0322.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=13   (492 words)

 City of Toronto: Parks and Recreation - Centennial Park
Centennial Park is truly a multi-faceted and multi-use park that offers endless opportunities for recreational activity.
The park encompasses beautifully landscaped grounds, a 12 acre man-made pond, and natural habitats for many species of wildlife including birds and fish.
Centennial Park is easily accessible by public transit — it stops near most main park entrances and has ample parking.
www.toronto.ca /parks/parks_gardens/centennialdetail.htm   (546 words)

 Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park - Traveler Reviews - Good for Kids - TripAdvisor
Centennial Park in itself is not a real destination unless you have children.
Centennial Park is also a good venue when there is a festival or concert going on in the park.
The highlight of the park are the Olympic shaped rings on the floor with the water sprinklers.
www.tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g60898-d103492-r5003094-Centennial_Olympic_Park-Atlanta_Georgia.html   (706 words)

 Eric Rudolph --the alleged Olympic Park bomber -- The Crime Library - The Crime library
When the Olympics came to Atlanta in the summer of 1996, the city was in a "feel-good frenzy," as a writer in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution put it.
The Olympic games were held at Centennial Olympic Park, which was constructed specifically for the Olympics but would remain a permanent part of downtown Atlanta.
The enormity of the crowd at the park meant that officials were reluctant to attempt clearing the entire place at once.
www.crimelibrary.com /terrorists_spies/terrorists/eric_rudolph/1.html   (1330 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta, GA, 30313-1615 - Citysearch
A decorative mosaic of grass-green patches and geometric shapes composed in red brick, Centennial Olympic Park is positioned between competing skyscrapers.
The Quilt of Remembrance, a memorial to those killed by the 1996 Olympic bombing, is the most notable of the park's artistic adornments.
Besides the occasional big-name show, the park also sponsors Wednesday "Wind Down" April through September and Friday "On the Bricks" concert series in the summer.
atlanta.citysearch.com /profile/11302882/atlanta_ga/centennial_olympic_park.html   (307 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Downtown | Yelp
Centennial Park is no NYC Central Park, by a longshot, nor even as green as Piedmont, but it's a nice place to hang out when the weather is nice, or to stroll through to see the lights display at the winter Holidays.
As the park in the very center of Atlanta, Olympic Park is a good spot to go for a stroll and see a few landmarks.
Locals would laugh if their children suggested they drive out to COP in the heat of the summer when gas is high so they can run through the water that acts like a sprinkler gone wild.
www.yelp.com /biz/centennial-olympic-park-atlanta   (5178 words)

 Centennial Park- Atlanta, GA - VirtualTourist.com
After the Olympics 21 acres of the park were opened to the community and today still stands as a gathering spot for tourists and locals.
Centennial Olympic Park was the location of much activity during the Olympics, and it still shows.
In the geographical center of centennial park is a bronze and stone monument to the modern founder of the Olympics.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Georgia/Atlanta-765807/Things_To_Do-Atlanta-Centennial_Park-BR-1.html   (1037 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park Reviews
Centennial Olympic Park is a patchwork of green grass and red brick.
Be sure to see The Quilt of Remembrance in the NW corner of the park, a memorial to those killed by the 1996 Olympic bombing.
It is the same place where the Olympics took place in 1996 and from then it has been well recognised by the world.
www.judysbook.com /cities/atlanta-ga/Uncategorized/5497/p1/Centennial_Olympic_Park.htm   (984 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park - Adventure Student Travel - Destinations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Georgia's capital city of Atlanta.
This park, created for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, has 21 acres of green space, rock gardens and artwork.
During scorching Atlanta summers, children frolic in the ground-level Olympic Rings, which periodically shoot streaming arcs of water in time to the seven light and music concerts put on throughout the day.
www.adventurestudenttravel.com /destinations/DisplayAd.asp?id=364   (170 words)

 Centennial Olympic Park - Fourth of July Celebration
The highlight of Centennial Olympic Park's 4th of July Celebration is the AirTran Airways Fireworks Spectacular which will broadcast live in high-definition television on 11Alive WXIA-TV as well as simulcast on Star 94FM.
Children's activities are in the south end of the Park around the Fountain of Rings from noon to 5 p.m.
Alcohol may not be brought into the Park; however, it is available for purchase, along with food and nonalcoholic beverages, inside the venue.
www.centennialpark.com /events/fjuly.html   (566 words)

 Atlanta & the Games...Structures
It is hoped that the park will become a catalyst for post-games housing development in an area which has been an eyesore for decades.
Much is asphalt painted green but there is a generous area covered by Centennial Olympic Bricks which one can still purchase with the desired names inscribed for posterity.
The park will open July 13, 1996 and features structures and attractions by its many official Olympic sponsors whom have underwritten the $10 million cost of operation.
www.arch.gatech.edu /imagine/Atlanta96/documents/struct/park/park.htm   (238 words)

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