Carnival Cruise Line, along with community dignitaries and local families, recently celebrated the opening of Splash Island at Atlanta’s historic Adams Park. The interactive red, white and blue-colored splash pad, funded in part by Carnival and inspired by Carnival WaterWorks, the cruise line’s onboard water experience, is the latest addition to the park's pool area. The day’s festivities included a ceremonial ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling presided over by the City of Atlanta in partnership with Carnival executives, former Hawks player and nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Following the opening ceremonies, families and their children had a chance to test out the new splash pad. New lounge chairs, tables and landscaping lining the pool area round out the new features. Park attendees will also be able to enjoy a customized art mural by Miami-based artist Nicole Salgar, which also made its debut at the event.
Carnival Cruise Line partnered with the City of Atlanta to complete Splash Island as part of a larger restoration project. Park Pride also contributed to the transformation of the Adams Park pool.