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Residents of Cascade—the luxury apartments in Downtown Chicago—are spoiled with amenities. One highlight is the newly opened Cascade Park, an elegantly landscaped public green space connecting the Lakeshore East neighborhood to Lake Michigan and the Lakefront Trail.

An Oasis on Your Doorstep

Step out of your Cascade apartment, and the 0.8-acre Cascade Park is right there for you to enjoy. bKL Architecture and Claude Cormier + Associés collaborated closely with developer Lendlease & Magellan Development Groups to envision a stunning masterplan. Cascade Park elegantly slopes downward from west to east providing a tranquil passage from North Harbor Drive down to the lakefront through a variety of winding pathway—or an alternative, more direct staircase route—leads you through verdant lawns and beds bursting with flowers and shrubbery. Pause at the limestone and wood wellness sculptures, where you can also take a seat. You could even take a picnic into the park. Furry friend in tow? Walk them to the base of Cascade Park, where you'll discover dog-friendly zone “Cascade Bark.”

Cascade's Other Gardens
Directly overlooking the new park is Cascade's conservatory. With its ceiling-height glass, black polished pebbles, and lush year-round greenery, the conservatory is, in essence, an extension of the park outside—albeit exclusive to Cascade residents. On chillier days, use it as a winter garden, reclining in the warmth with a book and admiring Cascade Park from the comfort of a wicker armchair. When the sun's shining, ascend to Cascade's 32nd-floor terrace, boasting handsome planters and trees, plus expansive views over the lakefront—perfect for after-work cocktails. Alternatively, take a dip in Cascade's outdoor pool, then recline on a lounger on the tiered sunning lawn or in the shade of a mature tree.

Bikes and Buses

Not only does Cascade Park form a stunning pedestrian passage, but improved bike and walking links have been created as part of its development. Whether cycling or getting about by foot, Cascade residents can reach the picturesque Lakeshore East Park and DuSable Harbor safely and with ease, thanks to widened lanes embellished with enhanced lighting and fresh vegetation. Another eco-friendly feature is the multiple bus routes within proximity of these Lakeshore East apartments, as well as the CTA "L" train lines located within a 20-minute walk of the front door.

You really couldn't ask for more. But please do contact us to ask for additional information about the future you can have at Cascade!

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