How about we find you some cool, refreshing water to play in?

cascades park imagination fountain

The water nearest you is most likely a city pool. I bet you didn’t know that Tallahassee has seven pools scattered all around the city.

For your convenience, I’ve listed them all here:

Trousdell Aquatics Center

Wade Wehunt Pool

Forestmeadows Pool

Robinson-Trueblood Pool

Walker-Ford Pool

Levy Pool

Jack McLean Aquatics Center

The City of Tallahassee has also developed Imagination Fountain at Cascades Park  for your kids to enjoy!

For those of you looking for a more nature-based swimming experience, I highly recommend taking the family to Wakulla Springs. They have a lot of amenities in addition to the spring, but suffice it to say that taking a dip in the 72 degree water is a wonderful way to reduce the impact of a hot summer day.

And for the really adventurous, there is a wonderful spring fed river, the Wacissa, that you can access from a public boat ramp at the headwaters. Just 20 minutes from Capital Circle and Apalachee Parkway, you’ll find a canoe rental … open 7 days a week!

There are two pull out points down river and the canoe vendor will arrange to pick you up at either Goose Pasture or where the Wacissa joins the Auscilla.

Depending on how fast you travel or how much you stop to play. There’s a great spring on the left not far from where you put in, Blue Spring, that provides a fun place to get out and swim.

The trip to Goose Pasture is  2 hours and a bit longer to the Auscilla. The link to the canoe rental is  in the sidebar and I suggest you call them ahead of time if you plan to go down on a weekend as it’s a very popular weekend activity!