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5 Things to Love About PCM’s Skyline Park

  • Ponce City Market

    Head to the top of Ponce City Market to enjoy Skyline Park.

    Photo by Lesli Peterson

There’s a buzz in Atlanta about the opening of Skyline Park atop Ponce City Market, with questions about the family-friendliness of the new-school amusement park with old-school charm. Good news – it’s GREAT for families. Here are five reasons to get there now!

Putt-putt Fun

Putt-putt fun at Ponce City Market. Photo by Lesli Peterson
Putt-putt fun at Ponce City Market. Photo by Lesli Peterson

Our family adores the colorful (and challenging) putt-putt course that takes up much of the space on the rooftop. There are great views of the city to take in while awaiting your turn. Go before 4 p.m. to get the best price – kids under 3 years old are FREE to play.

Old-school Arcade

Catch a stunning view of Atlanta from Skyline Park. Photo by Lesli Peterson
Catch a stunning view of Atlanta from Skyline Park. Photo by Lesli Peterson

Visions of Coney Island come to mind as you try to ring bottles with hoops, toss Skee balls, shoot basketballs, or take a ride (or three!) down the Skyline slide. Don’t miss the climb on Heege Tower for the best views of the city.

Flex Entry

Access to the roof at Ponce City Market. Photo by Lesli Peterson
Access to the roof at Ponce City Market. Photo by Lesli Peterson

Yes, you do have to pay to get to the roof (kids under 3 years old are FREE,) but the good news is that your wristband allows you to come and go as you please throughout the day. That means you have no excuse to pass up a meal at the PCM Food Hall.

Read Culinary Explorer Jennifer Hill Booker’s recommendations for 5 Must-Try Food Stalls at Ponce City Market 

Snacks and Libations

Enjoy snacks and drinks while you play arcade games on the PCM roof. Photo credit: Skyline Park.
Enjoy snacks and drinks while you play arcade games on the PCM roof. Photo credit: Skyline Park.

If you need a snack or a drink while you’re on the roof, Skyline aims to please. There are sodas and waters for the kiddos and a bar for adults. When we were there, hubs and I tried a frozen whiskey drink with mint and peaches. Divine! There are also pretzels, frozen bananas, cotton candy and other old-fashioned faves. Look for the new Beer Garden coming in Fall.

Date Night Options

Ponce City Market in Atlanta. Photo: Party on Ponce 2015, Facebook.
Ponce City Market in Atlanta. Photo: Party on Ponce 2015, Facebook.

If you’d rather venture without the kiddos, I recommend heading there after 6 p.m. The rooftop with a night sky and string lights is very romantic. Also, rooftop access for kids is strongly discouraged in the evenings, so it’s a little easier to enjoy a real adult conversation.

We’ve got more details and a short video of Skyline Park here.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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