Cool Off Your Spring Fever in
Cascades Park’s Imagination Fountain
March 21, 2014
Hours of Operation and Finale Show Times Announced - The first official weekend of spring begins tomorrow and there’s no better way to shake off those winter blues than by breaking out your sandals, shorts and swimsuits and making a splash in Cascades Park’s Imagination Fountain. Cascades Park, which officially opened last week, is the newest addition to the City of Tallahassee’s award winning Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs (PRNA) department. Starting today, Imagination Fountain will be operational from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. throughout the season with the eight-minute grand finale show playing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Imagination Fountain, one of the main attractions of the 24-acre park, features 73 jets that randomly shoot filtered water in the air, offering a wet and wild time for children of all ages. The fountain area, which embodies a water park-like atmosphere, features a Bath House for changing in and out of clothes and a nearby shaded seating area. This seating area features picnic tables and comfortable benches, making it the perfect spot for parents to watch their little tadpoles play.
During the day-time operations hours, Imagination Fountain is play at your own risk. For health and safety reasons, food and pets are not allowed within four feet of the fountain.
After dark, Imagination Fountain becomes a splash spectacular with an eight-minute grand finale show coordinated to music and lights. The show features musical hits like “Celebrate” from Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee. Each finale show will be supervised by PRNA staff, as children are not allowed in the fountain at this time. Imagination Fountain is sponsored by Your Own Utilities.
Cascades Park was constructed by Blueprint 2000, an intergovernmental agency funded by a one-cent sales tax and governed by both the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Cascades Park is the perfect example of how tax dollars are reinvested into the community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone. While the park is first and foremost a stormwater management facility, it is also a unique urban park that features a children’s play area, miles of multi-use trails and a state-of-the-art amphitheater. The City of Tallahassee oversees the day-to-day operations of the park; and, Leon County coordinates the ticketed events. For information about upcoming concerts, please visit CapitalCityAmphitheater.com.
For more information, please visit DiscoverCascades.com. You can also stay up-to-date with all things Cascades Park by liking its Facebook page and following @Cascades_Park on Twitter. Additional information about the park can also be found on the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs department Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the newly launched TallyParks app, which is free and available for download from the App store on Apple devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.
Charla Lucas, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department, 891-3816; or Heather Teter, Communications Department, 891-8533