Water Quality

Water Quality
Designed to Flood

Animated-retention

Park Ponds: The park includes two shaped ponds connected by a restored stream bed landscaped with native and “Florida friendly” vegetation to protect the stream bank from erosion and create a natural habitat for wildlife.

Cascades Park is first and foremost a stormwater management system consisting of a network of underground channels, open streams, and retention ponds. To provide flood relief both north and south of the park, Cascades Park is designed to flood during major storm events.

The stormwater facilities provide both flood protection and treatment of urban runoff pollutants. A large underground channel called a box culvert diverts the runoff generated by large storm events directly to Boca Chuba Pond to protect the restored stream and to minimize the impact to the park.