Cascades Park Set to Open On...
Community Encouraged to Log-on to View Live Announcement
February 10, 2014
In a world where technology is king and green space is a valued commodity, one intergovernmental agency is daring to merge the past with the present and leave a legacy for future generations. This Wednesday, February 12, citizens across the community will take to their electronic devices to watch an announcement years in the making. At 10 a.m., Blueprint 2000 will reveal the official opening date of Cascades Park live via streaming webcast. The announcement will be broadcast on DiscoverCascades.com, Talgov.com and LeonCountyFL.gov. In addition, a number of local news media outlets plan to carry the broadcast on their websites.
"Cascades Park is an ambitious and innovative project, and we couldn't be more eager to tell everyone when it will open," said Leon County Commission Chairman Kristin Dozier, Chair of the Intergovernmental Agency (IA). "By making the opening date announcement online, we hope many more people will get a chance to be aware of and discover the wonderful things that Cascades has to offer."
Prior to the live announcement, the community may use Twitter to tweet questions to @Cascades_Park using the hash tag #CountdowntoCascades. These questions will be addressed and may even be read during the live event.
"Cascades Park is the signature project for Blueprint 2000; and, we want our virtual community announcement to meet that standard with boldness and creativity," said Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox, IA Vice Chair. "Live streaming this announcement and engaging with our community in real time through Twitter is a great way to announce this cool park, but it is our government's way of showing our constituents how much we value their input."
Once complete, Cascades Park will serve as a social center for our community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone by offering one venue that brings together arts, entertainment, education, history and wellness. Some of the amenities in Cascades Park include a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive play plaza, Discovery children's play area, Smokey Hollow historic area and miles of multi- use paths for walking, jogging or biking.
Blueprint 2000 is 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 signature project for Blueprint 2000, exemplifying the agency's mission to preserve, protect and enhance our quality of life.
For more information, please visit DiscoverCascades.com. You can also stay up-to-date with all things Cascades Park by viewing its YouTube Channel, liking its Facebook page and following @Cascades_Park on Twitter.
Susan Emmanuel, Blueprint 2000 Public Information Office, 219-1060; Heather Teter, City of Tallahassee Communications, 891-8533; or Jon D. Brown, Leon County Community and Media Relations, 606-5300