Tag: Tallahassee History


Cascades Park: Tallahassee’s Past Made Present

The area that is today known as Cascades Park was an important landmark for Tallahassee long before the area’s official European settlement. Even before the Spanish arrived in Florida, Cascades was home to a natural water source that attracted Florida’s inhabitants. Today, what was once a gathering spot for the area’s thirsty travelers and hunters has emerged as the city’s latest and greatest attraction. The sprawling park is located less than a quarter of a mile from the state capitol building. The larger-than-life park features a fantastic amphitheater, multiple play-scapes, trails, and historical tributes.