Go Swimming, Beat the Heat & Find fun things to do with your family in Georgia


Is your family ready to swim?  School is out, so it's time for some fun-filled water play!  Whether you are looking for swimming instructions, lap lanes or just some relief from the heat, let's have a look at what Atlanta and area has to offer.


Piedmont Park Aquatic Center

This popular fantastic family aquatic center has facilities for the entire family.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or maintaining a level of fitness, the swimming lanes are very popular for both young and older adults.  There is plenty of room for the children to splash and play, enjoy a leisurely ride down the lazy river or a run through the fountains.  There is plenty of shady deck space and with a beautiful view over the lake, this is the place to spend a steamy hot afternoon.


Chastain Park Athletic Club

This pool is located in the heart of the beautiful Chastain Park and offers public swimming and lessons during the day for all ages and levels.  Adults can enjoy the 25 yard lap lanes for their fitness program.  Members can enjoy the Family Fellowship on Friday nights.


Grant Park Pool

This wonderful gem of a pool is located in Grant Park away from the busy streets.  Admission is free during the afternoon weekdays so be prepared for the crowds.  Lap lanes are available in this olympic size pool, so it's a great workout for the adults.  If you are lucky enough you may even find a lounge chair to occupy for your lazy afternoon at the poolside.


Candler Park Pool

This quiet park has many activities available for the family including golf, basketball courts, a playground for the kiddies and the wonderful large pool!  Swimming lessons are available and children under 5 can swim for free.


Decatur Pools

Decatur, which is located in metro Atlanta has three pools available for swimming lessons, pool rentals and some fun playtime for the kiddies.

  • Ebster Park Pool - A large deck is available with some shade for the parents.  Divers will enjoy the only diving board in Decatur.  Swimming lessons are available in the mornings.  This is the newest pool in Decatur.
  • Glenlake Pool - This is the largest of the pools in Decatur and is a great facility for the little ones.  There are shady areas and sunny areas for sunbathing.
  • McKoy Pool  - This is a wonderful pool that offers zero entry for the elderly and the handicapped.  Adult only swim lanes are available and for the kiddies, some fun bubbler features.a

Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park

This favorite beach and water park is located at the beautiful Lake Lanier located within a few miles of Atlanta.  From sun bathing on the shoreline with a delicious cold drink from the hut or blasting down the tube slide, there is something for everyone.

Search GOpher Little for fun activities There are plenty of other watering holes in and around Atlanta and some wet and wild fun-filled water parks.  Enjoy the summer and beat the heat by exploring all the fun things to do with your family in Georgia right here on GOpherLittle.com

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