Neighbors Voice Concerns With Cascade Park

Tallahassee, FL--- May 30 2012 --

More than 60 neighbors attended a public meeting regarding issues stemming from Cascade park.

Tallahassee Parks and Recreation officials as well as TPD addressed topics including security, parking and trash collection. Most of the people were from Myers Park area of the city.

The biggest concern Wednesday night was the noise that might come from concerts and events at the park.

"Our major concern was noise," said neighbor Susan Lorch. "That was number one on most people's agendas."

"They've done a good job explaining the steps they are taking to address that issue (of noise)," said neighbor Craigie Huston.

Most people we spoke with say they're happy with the way the meeting went.

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  • by A on May 31, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    I can't wait for the new park! Personally, I see trash in every park I visit. I would say its the mentality that its someone else's problem is the issue. I bet most of the trash is thrown down by the same people who visit on a regular basis. I for one, pick it up. I may not go out of my way with a trash bag every day, but if I happen to walk past trash on the ground anywhere I go, I pick it up. Maybe others should try that and see how much prettier our city could be.
  • by Cartb4horse on May 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    Shouldn't they have held this meeting BEFORE THE PROJECT WAS STARTED!!! I guess it's easier to do something and beg for forgiveness later than to get permission first.
  • by Really on May 31, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    Betty, the building needs to cease because there are no jobs?? Make sense of that and consider the fact that the largest employer in all of floridas largest counties is government. Don't forget that the government funds billions of dollars worth of projects in Florida each year, these projects are built by private companies. If you stop the building, you stop the economy. Think before you speak. Every road, school, park, water line, sewer line, Stormwater pond, sidewalk, etc that is constructed is funded by govt but built by private contractors.
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      by Betty on May 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM in reply to Really
      Like one poster said Mustain said: We are going into a deficit. How much "fake money" can you spend before you are like Spain? We have Gaines St., Cascade Park, all these fancy plants in the medians that take our water and I'm sure we are paying for that. Just how much more fancy'ing up can you do before you go BUST. Do we have any money in the health depts for any kind of emergencies? What if Obama pulls out Martial Law before the election? What then? It only takes 2 days of no groceries before the grocery stores are empty.
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        by Duhman on May 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to Betty
        It is funny to me how we talk about all of these issues and funding deficit, yet how much does the FSU Booster organization bring in every year? Funny how people will support football but not our town. It make me want to be sad and cry. :-(
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        by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 02:03 PM in reply to Betty
        This is a very squirrelly post. Is the problem in Spain runaway inflation? Is there runaway inflation in the US? Spain doesn't even have its own currency. The US does. You don't know what you're talking about and aren't ashamed to show your ignorance. Spain pays half as much in interest to borrow for 10 years as Portugal and about one fifth as much as Greece. You need to update your scaremongering.
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        by A on May 31, 2012 at 02:38 PM in reply to Betty
        I think they used recycled water for most of the plants now. Haven't you seen the fountains that say do not drink this water.
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        by Jane on May 31, 2012 at 03:38 PM in reply to Betty
        Bonafide whack job. Martial law. You funny, not. Treasonous perverts of democracy like yourself should be granted your wish of living under a repressive regime. All Muslims are going to hell as well, right?
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 01:29 PM in reply to Really
      There are FEW to no jobs at a park to create any kind of wealth or existence...the only job after the place is built is gov workers to clean it up at minimum wage and free health insurance...How does that create anything? I guess you are an obama robot that believes green trees create green jobs to get green money? Get out of that kool-aid high and come into the real world.
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      by roger on May 31, 2012 at 01:32 PM in reply to Really
      Where do you think government gets its money? Just as many jobs would be created if private business did something and then there would be jobs after wards...once this is built, zilch.
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      by Frank on May 31, 2012 at 08:18 PM in reply to Really
      It is government money not private money and the government money pump can only be primed by private wealth, meaning it taxes and reduces private wealth. Where needed infrastructure is to be built so be it because that is the function of government. Where the Cascades Parks' of the world are WANTED but not needed, no way. Government cannot stimulate an economy into prosperity because it must first blood let that very same economy.
  • by TallyResident on May 31, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    Considering Tallahassee has some of the best parks in America, I am confident that this great addition will help redevelop the area to the south of the park location. Nay Sayers will always be present but I am thankful and grateful to live in the City of Tallahassee and to have a local government that continues to invest in its city. If you don't like the park you don't have to go.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 09:29 AM
    Why are they wasting time on problems that 'MIGHT" happen? We have plenty of real problems in this city to deal with.
  • by randy Location: tallahassee on May 31, 2012 at 09:06 AM
    what a big waste of money for a water retention park and home for the homeless and gangs, glad I do not live anywhere near this another project approved by clowns to spend our money
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    The sheriff and police chief don't seem to be able to "fix the crime." So why did they think they could patrol this Cascades Park? We have homeless camps all over town, in every tree stand. We have thugs roaming the streets. Take our tax dollars and FIX THAT, HOW ABOUT IT!
  • by rob on May 31, 2012 at 07:37 AM
    Why would the City build this park, when that community refuses to take of Jack Mclain Park...have you seen the amount trash, used condoms, and other household goods left everywhere? Its a sad state of affairs within that community and where is the NAACP...pushing their race agenda!
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      by Jim on May 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM in reply to rob
      They are busy fighting the War for Southern Independence.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM in reply to rob
      They expect the white tax payers to clean it up.
  • by Common Sense on May 31, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    Common sense says the biggest issue of community concern should be safety. Personal safety. This park is being located where the thugs can easy get to it, and away from it, for the purpose of exploiting the opportunity to commit crimes against law abiding park visitors. It is in their dang neighborhood, for goodness sake. No wonder Marks and Proctor keep getting reelected despite their obvious lack or moral fiber, they are providing a source of income to their voter base.
  • by f on May 31, 2012 at 06:45 AM
    How about the concerns regarding the $500,000 per year it's going to cost to maintain this 'cascades park' thing when the city is scheduled to have a $1.5 million deficit each year, which according to Commissioner Mustian (heard in a radio interview) could turn into $13 million in about 5 years.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to f
      Who cares, they will just raise taxes...they have not bled you dry yet! Geez, we still have some money left to be taken by the likes of Marks
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      by Betty on May 31, 2012 at 07:58 AM in reply to f
      GOOD POINT!...we couldn't even keep the civic center or the MARY BROGAN MUSEUM open. So who benefitted from this stupid Cascades Park? For one, the remediation company. That place was loaded with toxins.
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        by Sane on May 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM in reply to Betty
        So, Betty, you'd rather have a toxic eyesore than a park...real nice. Come up with an a parking lot? Walmart? Walgreens? Come on Betty...use your head an offer an alternative...
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          by Jim on May 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM in reply to Sane
          No a public hunting area........
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          by Betty on May 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM in reply to Sane
          I'm tired of offering alternatives. The City and County commission never listen. They placate us tax payers and then do whatever the heck they want to do as far as their agenda.
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          by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 01:23 PM in reply to Sane
          @ Sane (or insand) You are right...downtown in order to be a more livable community needs a Wal-Mart and Walgreens. Something from private industry to create jobs and help the economy...not another government waste when the citizens cannot afford to pay electric bills....why are YOU looking down on regular that snooty attitude I see. Do you work for Marks or the rest of waste other people’s money crowd?
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