Cascade Falls

The Cascades is a manmade waterfall tourist attraction in Sparks Foundation County Park, Jackson, Michigan. The falls are both illuminated and choreographed and is the site of concerts and special events from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 3 times a year, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, fireworks screens exist at the Cascade Falls. Since its creation in 1932, millions of people have actually enjoyed the appeal of The Cascades. Jackson Michigan Information.


The falls have six fountains, three reflecting pools, each 30 feet (9.1 m) by 90 feet (27 m) and 16 falls, 11 of which are lit up. In the spring of 2013, the 1,230 incandescent bulbs in the falls were changed with 90 LED rope lights. These lights are accompanied by a range of music. It is 500 feet (150 m) long, 64 feet (20 m) wide and 60 feet (18 m) deep. There are 126 steps along each side of the falls allowing visitors access to the top. This pathway passes the three reflecting pools. The falls are run through making use of a 2,000 US gallons (7.6 m3) per minute water pump that filters, chlorinates, and recycles the water.

The Cascade Falls are run by the Jackson County Parks Department. They are open nighttime from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day.