Dogs and owners enjoy the new park

Park dedication on August 23, 2014

Auger Falls Reseeding

On July 22, 2010 a fire burned approximately 450 acres

of City owned property and 50 acres of BLM property

near Auger Falls in the Snake River Canyon. 


After the fire, donations were received by the City for

restoration of the burnt area.  A total of $41,200 was

received including $2,200 donated through the Twin Falls

Community Foundation.  In addition to the funds donated,

2500 pounds of native grass seed worth approximately

$21,000 was donated. 


The Bureau of Land Management provided assistance with

native grass, sagebrush and wildflower seed selection, mixing, bagging and delivery of the seed.  The Bureau also provided planting instructions and oversight of reseeding.


On September 11, 2010 approximately 400 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plus about 50 other volunteers from the community spent about 4 hours reseeding approximately 200-250 acres burned by the fire.  CH2M Hill prepared and provided a barbeque lunch for all the volunteers that day.


Success of the reseeding project was mixed.  In some areas the reseeding took hold very well, while others not so well.


About the overwhelming demonstration of generosity from the community, Dennis Bowyer, Parks and Recreation Director of the City of Twin Falls, was quoted as saying "These donations of time, money and seeds are an example of why the Magic Valley is such a wonderful place to live."








Completed Projects


Baxter's Dog Park

The effort to build Baxter's Dog Park was started in the Spring of 2011 by

by a few local people who wanted to start Twin Falls' first dog park.  The

Magic Valley Canine Social Club worked with the City of Twin Falls to find

a suitable location for the park.  The City of Twin Falls acquired the property

at the corner of Blake St. and Shoup Ave. W. through a land exchange with

Twin Falls County.  The dog park finally had a home.


With the goal to raise $85,000 to build the park the Magic Valley Canine

Social Club started raising funds by selling t-shirts, sponsoring fun runs/walks,

soliciting donations and started the Dierkes Lake Pooch Splash (an annual

event where dogs get to play off leash at Dierkes Lake for a day).  The Twin 

Falls Community Foundation provided a non profit account to which money

could be deposited and guidance on fund raising.  Members of the Twin Falls

community were very generous volunteering their time and in their donations, with a substantial portion of the monies coming from large contributions.  With major donations received for the park the City of Twin Falls provided funding to complete the park.

 

The park was opened with a ribbon cutting on August 23, 2014. 


The City of Twin Falls made additional improvements to the park in 2016 by upgrading dog/human drinking fountains and adding benches for dog owners to sit on.













Panoramic view of the burned area at Auger Falls

After reseeding

Reseeding day - September 11, 2010

Twin Falls Community Foundation.