Gwinnett County: America’s Playground for the Whole Family
Sitting only 30 miles outside of downtown Atlanta, Gwinnett County is home to big city thrills without the congestion on the downtown connector. Known as “Atlanta’s Playground,” Gwinnett County offers countless reasons for you to get out of the office to enjoy carefree summer days with your family.
Channel your inner Tarzan as you swing from the trees at Buford’s TreeTop Quest. A maze of zip lines, rope climbs and obstacles, TreeTop Quest gives you an opportunity to explore Georgia’s lush canopy in Gwinnett Park.
Put your boat in the water for a day on the lake at Lake Lanier. After a day soaking up the sun, check out the local restaurants, explore hiking trails and fly down the zip line.
Buy your kids some peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a Gwinnett Braves game. The minor league team plays at Coolray Field throughout July and August. Be on the lookout for their mascot Chopper the woodchuck!
Discover the next Monet at Anita’s ArtsCool. Anita’s ArtsCool offers summer camps for kids who are interested in drawing, painting and sculpting. There are also classes for adults and teenagers looking to express themselves.
Gather your knights at the round table at Medieval Times in Lawrenceville. Sit ringside as the knights and their horses battle for honor, and feast on a four-course meal of medieval fare. Pack a picnic to enjoy at Lenora Park in Snellville. The 178-acre park includes a fishing lack, 18-hole disc golf course, baseball/softball fields and dog park.
Putt 18 holes, race around the track and soak your friends at Malibu Grand Prix in Norcross. Malibu Grand Prix houses a miniature golf course, go kart track, bumper boats, game room and batting cages. Stay tuned for the soon-to-open, five-tier Buccaneer Cove water park complete with water slides, spray loops and a giant splash bucket.
Go play in Gwinnett County this summer!
A Georgia native and UGA alumnae, Collins Goss is the summer communications intern for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Currently, she is working on her Masters in Fine Arts in Arts Administration emphasizing in communications at The University of Alabama. Collins will graduate in December and hopes to return to the Peach State.