Jackson County Parks

The Jackson County Parks Department oversees 16 County Parks with over 900 acres of woods, beaches, trails, and more. A few of the highlights include The Cascades (also known as Cascade Falls), Urban Fishery, Falling Waters Trail, and two campgrounds; Pleasant Lake and Swains Lake. Three firework shows are scheduled annually at the Cascade Falls along with a summer full of family entertainment. Please check our upcoming events for more information. Going to the park has always been a family summertime tradition. Fulfill this tradition by visiting one of the many attractions available in Jackson County.

The Cascades 

The Cascades provide visitors a view of colorful waterfalls while they listen to beautiful music from the comfortable seats. Visitors can climb to the top of the Falls while dodging spraying water. Learn more by visiting The Cascades page.
Cascade County Parks Falls Color

Cascades Manor House

Cascades Manor House is Jackson's most historic landmark restaurant that overlooks Cascades Park. It is open to the public with a come as you are attire. The Manor House also features banquets, business meetings, golf outings, and receptions by reservation.
Cascades Manor House
For reservations and information visit the Cascades Manor website or call 517-784-1500. Learn more about the Cascades Manor House by viewing the Cascades Manor House webpage.

Cascades Golf Course

Come play one of Michigan's top-rated public 18-hole golf courses. For tee time availability please call 517-788-4323. Follow the Cascades Golf Course on Twitter and Facebook.
Cascades Golf Course

Falling Waters Trail

The Falling Waters Trail is a major east-west component of the Jackson County Regional Trail plan, connecting Cascades, Ella Sharp, Lime Lake and Swains Lake parks in south-central Michigan’s Jackson County with the city of Jackson.
Falling Water Trails
The Trail has been dedicated as a Jackson County Park. For more information visit the Falling Waters Trail website.

Join Our Team! We're Hiring! 

We are currently hiring more than 40 seasonal workers for the summer, with jobs ranging from 20 to 40 hours a week. Some positions are open to those 16 and older, while others require applicants to be at least 18. The wages range from $8.90 an hour to $12 an hour, depending on the position. The various positions are a good fit for college students, people looking to re-enter the workforce or retirees looking to get outside during the summer.


There are 16 Jackson County Parks in addition to The Cascade Falls and Cascades Golf Course. 

Available positions include:

Guest attendant (The Cascades)

Shift supervisor (The Cascades)

Campground attendant

Campground manager

Beverage cart attendant

Golf shop attendant

Park and golf course worker

Cascades operator