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141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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Sparks Park & The Cascades

(517) 788-4320
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1400 S. Brown St.
Jackson, MI 49203
Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Fountain
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Golf Course & Golf Learning Center
  • Winter Sledding
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
  • Sparks Park & The Cascades

Sparks Park & The Cascades a.k.a.
Cascades Park &
Cascade Falls

The best-known attraction of this 457-acre park is The Cascades, a man-made, illuminated waterfall with musical accompaniment enjoyed by all since 1932. Some prefer to watch the dancing lights and listen to the beautiful music from comfortable seats while others dodge the spraying water as they climb to the top of the 500-foot hill alongside the six giant fountains.

The falls are illuminated on summer nights and you can see them for an admission charge. Call for 2017 rates. 

The park, also known as the Sparks Foundation County Park, features the Cascades 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Cascades Short Course and driving range.  Other features of this park, operated by the Jackson County Parks Department,  include an outdoor basketball court, baseball and softball fields, a very popular walking path, playground area, and a picnic shelter.  

The Cascades Park is also the home of many special events such as the midwest's largest Cascades Civil War Muster and spectacular fireworks shows every year. Don't forget to stop by the Cascades Ice Cream Co, featuring "Frozen Dome Malts", open March through September.

The Sparks Park newest feature is the urban fishery. The fishery was first stocked with 500 Blue Gill and 100 Large Mouth Bass. The urban fishery was completed in June 2012. The area includes a fishing pier, walking path, informative signs, and a large picnic gazebo.

Group Tour Information

Groups are encouraged to contact the Jackson County Parks Department at 517-788-4320 for a special behind the scenes tour and pricing information. Guided historic tours of this man-made illuminated waterfall usually last about a half hour and take place before evening light shows in the summer.  Groups should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on site.

Events at this business

· May ·

Around the Park for Autism 5k

Around the Park for Autism 5k ,
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
· Jun ·

Paws in the Park 2017

Paws in the Park 2017 ,
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
· Aug ·
· Aug ·

Jackson Civil War Muster 2017

Jackson Civil War Muster 2017
All Day