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Cascade Park, New Castle

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Cascade Park is a nature park and former amusement park in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The park was originally known as Big Run Falls when the area on which the park sits was purchased by Col. Levi Brinton in 1892. Power companies at the turn of the twentieth century found they could make profits developing amusement parks, so in 1897, the New Castle Traction Company (later known as the Pennsylvania Power Company, or Penn Power) bought the property from Col. Brinton. When the company held a contest for the park's name, ten-year-old Edwina Norris won ten dollars for submitting the name Cascade Park. The park opened on May 29, 1897. The park was accessible not only via local trolley service but also via the Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway, which later became the Harmony Short Line Motor Transportation Company' bus company.
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  • This was a real treat. A great place to explore and when the water is flowing, the cascade at the bottom of the hill is really nice to see. It has a picnic pavilion and tables and a paved road (you....  more
    This was a real treat. A great place to explore and when the water is flowing, the cascade at the bottom of the hill is really nice to see. It has a picnic pavilion and tables and a paved road (you....  more »
  • I am always amazed that things can be done so inexpensively in New Castle. Our reunion was held at the Cascade Park Carousel and catered at $12 per person (no alcohol) 
    I am always amazed that things can be done so inexpensively in New Castle. Our reunion was held at the Cascade Park Carousel and catered at $12 per person (no alcohol)  more »
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  • A beautiful little park in the New Castle area, it had Amusement park rides and a Pool in it's heyday. Still an excellent place to go and take the kids to, to fish, or hike the trails. Very peaceful and enjoyable.
  • Stunning park. Went here with the hubby for a relaxing day off and it was gorgeous. No litter, nice walkways, and perfect beautiful nature. Can't wait to go back!

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