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Safety

Your attendee’s safety is a top concern at Centennial Olympic Park. The following policies have been created to ensure that your event is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

1. Safety of all visitors to Centennial Olympic Park is of primary concern. Any unsafe condition or activity should be immediately reported to Centennial Olympic Park Public Safety or Park Administration staff.

2. Hazardous work areas are defined as any area on the premises where maintenance, or event-related equipment is being handled, service areas, Park Operations Building, etc. Within these areas and throughout the premises, the following guidelines will be strictly enforced:

  • Absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages.
  • No horseplay, practical jokes, etc.
  • Possession or use of an illegal or controlled substance of any kind is prohibited.
  • No speeding (over 5 mph) or reckless use of vehicles and equipment.
  • All authorized event-related vehicles must remain on the reinforced brick walkway and may not be driven on grass.
  • No gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel or other flammable liquids may be stored, permanently or temporarily, on Park property.
  • All other visible safety hazards should be reported immediately to Centennial Olympic Park Public Safety.
  • The staking of tents in the Park is prohibited due to underground utilities. All tents must be secured using alternative means (e.g., water barrels, sandbags, cinder blocks.)

3. Basic Fire Code Regulations:

The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 1997 has been adopted with specific revisions and interpretations for review for events at this facility. Reference copies of the fire code are available from Centennial Olympic Park Administration. Summaries of pertinent provisions are included below.

4. The customer may sanction the use of pyrotechnics in the licensed area with the written approval of Centennial Olympic Park Administration, but the customer will be directly responsible for all activities described in the License Agreement. To help protect the customer from liability, the pyrotechnics contractor will be responsible for submitting the following items to Centennial Olympic Park Administration.

a. A valid federal license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for the use of low explosives.

b. All relevant permits and approvals from the City of Atlanta Fire Marshal’s office. The customer must apply for these and submit completed copies to Centennial Olympic Park Administration.

c. Certifications that the pyrotechnic materials used are free of hazardous gas and will not splinter into guest areas.

d. Insurance certification and $1,000 damage deposit submitted to Centennial Olympic Park Administration at least three (3) days prior to the event.

e. Five (5) copies of a detailed description of the pyrotechnic activity planned for an event, including:

  • Grid showing exact location, number and type of devices to be used and spread and height of materials used.
  • Narrative of program, including schedule of events and number and location of certified pyrotechnicians involved.
  • Safety material and equipment for workers, event attendees and Park.
  • Number and location of fire extinguishers available for pyrotechnic event.
  • Plans for pre-function pyrotechnics testing.

f. The customer shall be responsible for arranging any demonstration required by the Fire Marshal a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event. The customer will be responsible for any cost incurred to have the Fire Marshal present.

g. The customer shall be responsible for providing any additional security for road closures and crowd control for pyrotechnic displays.

h. Any Centennial Olympic Park personnel needed to fulfill these requirements will be obtained at the customer’s expense.