Parks and Facilities
The City of Twin Falls is home to over 30 different and unique parks, trails, and facilities which cover over 1650 acres of land that are open for public use. Most notably are the famous Shoshone Falls Park, Dierkes Lake Park, Auger Falls Park, the Canyon Rim Trail, and the ever-popular First Federal Bank Park at Sunway Soccer Complex.
A park worthy of national recognition is the site of the famous Shoshone Falls waterfall, with a vertical drop of 212 feet and spanning 900 feet wide. Shoshone Falls is often referred to as the Niagara of the west. For more information on this park, please visit the Shoshone Falls page.
Dierkes Lake Park
This one time apple orchard is now a favorite swimming hole. The City of Twin Falls purchased this property in 1969. During the summer months you can enjoy picnicking, swimming, fishing, and hiking. The lake offers a relief from the summer heat, the grassy park is a great area to host family barbecues and company picnics. Two shelters are available to reserve by filling out our parks facility use application and turning it into the Parks and Recreation Office. The 1.7 mile trail loops around the park offering stunning views of the lake, the canyon and the Snake River, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the canyon.
Auger Falls Heritage Park
A true hidden gem and local hideout. The City of Twin Falls purchased this 680 acre property in 2002. The land has remained mostly undeveloped, which leaves 680 acres of unique natural landscape to explore and enjoy. Bring your mountain bikes or hike the endless loops of trails that make their way from the canyon wall to the banks of the Snake River with spectacular views of Auger Falls. Additional Resources: Auger Falls Map , Auger Falls Site Analysis , and Auger Falls Final Concept .
Canyon Rim Trail
This 7.6 mile paved trail winds along the canyon rim, offering spectacular views of the Snake River Canyon, Perrine Bridge, Pillar Falls and Shoshone Falls for walking, biking, sightseeing and renewing the spirit. Trail heads and access points are located all along the trail. Click here for a map of the trail, parking and scenic spots.
First Federal Bank Park
Located at the Sunway Soccer Complex, with its unique playground features and water attraction, this park has quickly become a local favorite. First Federal Bank donated these amenities to the City of Twin Falls in 2015. The park includes an all-inclusive playground and Twin Falls’ first splash pad. The recent addition of the St. Luke’s Pavilion provides some much needed shade. The park is open year round and the splash pad operates from Memorial Day weekend through the month of September.
To view a list of all the parks and recreation facilities in Twin Falls or for information on reserving a park, please see the links below.