Cost: $2; under 12 months free
Times: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Riverside location closed Tuesdays; East Roswell location closed Wednesdays.
Seasonal: Generally open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Kelly’s Comments: These cheap and fun spraygrounds are a great way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Each location has its perks–the original sprayground at Riverside Park is next door to a great playground, green grassy area, walking trails, picnic benches, and the Chattahoochee River. Downside: Your child may see the playground through the sprayground fence and decide s/he wants to go over there now, even though s/he has only just been at the sprayground for 3 minutes, is soaking wet, and has no shoes. (Not that I speak from experience.) The newer sprayground at East Roswell Park is a bit farther from East Cobb, but it’s better-suited for the littlest splashers. There’s not a lot to do at this park besides the sprayground, as it’s mostly baseball fields. The sprayground is at the very back of the park, so just keep drivin’ and you’ll see it.