May 25, 2014 By: Emily Johnson
May 25, 2014, 10PM
Tallahassee, FL - Cascades was a popular spot for people in town, but that wasn't the only spot we found folks enjoying the beautiful weather this Memorial Day Weekend. The beach volleyball courts and the pavilions with grills at Tom Brown Park were in high demand as well.
"It's basically our beach so we come out here play beach volleyball and enjoy it. Didn't really think it was going to be this hot, didn't think the sand was going to be this hot, but we're making due like you said we're spraying off the courts," said Devin Walker.
"We got some kabobs that we're getting ready to grill, a couple of marinated hamburgers, some bud lights, chips and dips and good times," said Kyle Gagne.
By: Alicia Turner
May 25, 2014 5:39pm
Tallahassee, FL - Cascades parks will be celebrating its first Memorial Day weekend since its opening. Many people decided to take advantage of the new park and enjoy its natural beauty. Adrianna Rubino was on a picnic with her daughter and she said she loves being outdoors.
"I enjoy the nature of it all the fact that they used recycled water, that really interesting, I like that I see so many people exercising, I think that’s a really good thing. Rubino Said.
The park officially opened in March after many years of delay. Since then residents from all over have flocked to the area for holidays, specials occasions, concerts or just a midnight stroll
Kayla Iarossi, 7, was playing in the water fountain and said she had already made two new friends
“it’s so much fun, I can’t help myself, I just want to come out here every day it’s so much fun, it’s the best." Iarossi Said.
While children seem to really enjoy it some parents are just happy that there is a place to take their children that is fun for everyone
Some people say it’s just a good way to celebrate the holiday weekend.
Skip Wyatt was a parent watching his kids plays at the park. He said it’s just a nice thing to do on the weekend.
"Cascades park I think is popular because threes so much to do, and I think Tallahassee has done a great job at making it a neat place to go do stuff."
Cascades park will be open through the memorial day holiday. It's free to the public and a great place to take the kids or furry friends.