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City and county leaders take up Cascade Park amphitheater concerns

Cascades Park
Posted at 2:48 PM, May 22, 2013
and last updated 2014-03-13 05:12:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The new $30 million Cascades Park is set to open up later this fall

There will be walking trails and a water fountain. But, at the center of the park, and the center of some concern from neighbors who live nearby, is the new amphitheater. It'll be able to hold several thousand people for concerts.

Some neighbors say they're concerned about what parking will be like and the noise level that will be coming from the park.

To address some of the concerns, new rules could be put in place.

According to project leaders, since the March 26, 2012 Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency meeting, there have been numerous meetings between County and City staff, including the County Administrator and City Manager, and with the Myers Park and Woodland Drive neighborhood associations.  The result was a draft Interlocal Agreement that was presented to the IA on June 25, 2012, providing for the roles and responsibilities of both local governments, as well as a structure that would provide for input by the area neighborhood associations.  The Leon County Board of County Commissioners approved the draft agreement at their Board Meeting on August 28, 2012.

That draft agreement includes curfew hours on performances after 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.


Click HERE To see the full draft.


According to city leaders, this draft has been shared with the County and they have identified several issues they would like to discuss further at the June 19th IA meeting.  The County will provide this information prior to the meeting.