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Centennial Olympic Park was created as a lasting legacy to the spirit of the 1996 Olympic Games. Its purpose is to provide a relaxing, inspiring, natural haven from the everyday pace of an active downtown city center. The Park is a vital tool to faci... Read more
Centennial Olympic Park was created as a lasting legacy to the spirit of the 1996 Olympic Games. Its purpose is to provide a relaxing, inspiring, natural haven from the everyday pace of an active downtown city center. The Park is a vital tool to facilitate and promote downtown revitalization, to enhance the impressions of visitors to our city, and to provide a positive, family oriented urban destination for downtown workers, residents of metro Atlanta and the citizens of Georgia. It serves as a facility for special events, day to day activities and to further strengthen the image of Atlanta as an international tourist, convention and cultural destination.
Centennial Olympic Park is owned by the state of Georgia, operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, and represents an Olympic legacy to Georgia's residents. The 21-acre Park features engraved brick pathways, Fountain of Rings, pavilions, and an amphitheater.
by Ben J. from Birmingham, AL
Too often I found myself pinned behind a desk pushing merchandise for the park. It lacked a personal touch with guest. If you left the desk (even within the small complex while helping guest) you might get reported if a staff member happened by. I found this a bit hypocritical since occasionally I went through the park and found the desk empty with merchandise unlocked while staff members were within site, but outside the complex meeting with others. I have no doubt this would have been unacceptable from a volunteer.
I found that expectations could change from week to week or from one staff member to another. I personally felt a bit unappreciated despite giving up MANY weekends and holidays to volunteer.
On a more positive note, the Volunteer Coordinator was very organized which was a breath of fresh air compared to many organizations.