Creating Cascades Park: An Urban Oasis

APA Florida, Capital Area Section


Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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The seminar will have a discussion of the legal, community involvement, and engineering issues that had to be addressed in order to bring the park amenities to fruition, and how those issues are managed in the continuing operation of the park. Representatives from Blueprint 2000, the City of Tallahassee and City Attorney's office, and project consultants will be on hand to discuss the project. About Cascades Park Cascades Park is the newest social center of our community, enhancing our quality of life by offering one venue that brings together arts, entertainment, education, history and wellness. It is the perfect example of how the one-cent local option sales tax we pay is invested back into our community. Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities, including a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children's play area, Smokey Hollow Commemoration and miles of multi-use trails. Constructed by Blueprint 2000 in partnership with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, Cascades Park is a stormwater facility that doubles as a unique urban park. Designed to flood, the park will offer relief to nearby areas during major storm events. This park was built by the citizens of Tallahassee and Leon County through the use of a one-cent local option sales tax.