Project moves ahead to improve park that’s home to Cascades

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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – The first phase of a multi-year project to restore the Jackson park that’s home to the man-made, illuminated waterfall known as the Cascades is completed.

Our media partners at The Jackson Citizen Patriot and MLive reports that a wall that blocked the view of the waterfall was removed and a fence has been put in its place as part of the $9.5 million project. Raised amphitheater seating to watch the falls also has been removed.

The second phase is set to begin this year, with electrical and mechanical operations being replaced within the falls. Josh Hunt, a mechanical technician with Jackson County Parks, has started the process of clearing rooms to prepare for renovations.

There are plans in place to improve the fountains in the park and to create a splash pad for children.

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