So much to do for everyone! For kids there is a park and a fountain sprinkler that has a light show. There are trails and plenty of spaces for to play outdoor sports, read a book, or have a picnic. Awesome park.
Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities, including a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children's play area, Smokey Hollow Commemoration and miles of multi-use trails.
Cascades is a new park in town that Tallahassee has quickly fallen in love with. The park is full of calm little walking trails, a war memorial under shady trees, a beautiful waterfall garden, and places to sit, picnic, and play. If you visit, you may want to grab a coffee from Catalina Cafe to…
“Great appetizers and go to for game day viewing and locally crafted beers. Kid friendly and dogs welcome here too! ”
“Local park with lots of available activities such as a playground, swings, tennis courts, soccer fields, softball/baseball fields, disc golf, dog park and more. Tucked away, this park offers a peaceful and fun retreat from the city.”
“Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, at 3540 Thomasville Rd., .5 mi. n. of I-10 exit 203 on US 319, consists of more than 1,100 acres, including 28 acres of ornamental gardens that are the focal point of the park. New York businessman Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise, began the gardens in 1923. Colorful azaleas, camellias and Oriental magnolias as well as many native plants bloom January through April. The Maclay House has restored living and dining rooms and serves as a center for information about the Maclays, camellias and the gardens. Nearly 8 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails run through the park, which also features a picturesque picnic/recreation area with covered shelters, a swimming area, a paddleboat launch, rental kayak and a playground. Audio tours of the gardens are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission: Park $6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per single-occupancy vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). Garden admission (including house) Jan.-Apr. $6; $3 (ages 2-12); free rest of year with paid park admission.”
“Good theatre, we typically travel to this one over the one by Governors Square Mall. The other option (CMX falls chase just opened this year, and we haven't been to it yet). ”
College Football Field
“It takes 22 minutes to get to the stadium on non- gamedays without traffic. Gameday: plan for traffic and give yourself plenty of time, it should take less than 30 minutes, but it depends on how close to game time you're at. Gaines street is always busy- I would avoid it going and coming. We tend to take apalachee, right on Monroe, Left on W. Pensacola to the stadium. On the way back, St. Augustine St runs parallel to Gaines but is much faster. ”