About the Community of Cascade
Cascade is an unincorporated community within the township, centered upon the intersection of 28th street and Cascade Road. It consists of a large commercial district along 28th Street and several surrounding bedroom communities. Once of the best known characteristics of the township is the Thornapple River, which divides the township into east and west halves. The township was originally part o Ada Township was separately organized in 1848.
Commercial establishments within the Township include large supermarkets such as Meijer and D&W, several hotels, restaurants/delis, retail plazas which offer a wide variety of goods and services and many professional office buildings.
Cascade Township currently has one recreation park, located approximately one mile south of 28th Street at 3810 Thornapple River Drive SE. The 55-acre park offers a variety of recreational opportunities including two baseball/softball diamonds, a multi-purpose field for soccer/football, a one-mile pedestrian path, four horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, an 18-hole Frisbee golf course and four tennis courts.
The Leslie E. Tassell Park, a 3.2-acre park on the Thornapple River, is located just south of Cascade Rd., at 2900 Thornapple River Dr. Construction of the park began in spring 2001 with completion in 2002. The park, situated beneath a variety of mature hardwood trees and beautiful landscaping, boasts an interactive fountain, sculptures, a fire pit, two shelters and a public restroom. Picnic tables and benches are located throughout the park.
Opportunities abound for fishing, canoeing and kayaking, relaxing along the bank of the river or picnicking.