For years, the City of Twin Falls allowed non-profit organizations to advertise events, community fundraisers and special announcements on banners stretched across Shoshone Street. In the fall of 2016 the City terminated this practice for reasons of safety and cost, but expressed an interest in providing an alternative solution. Citizens proposed an electronic message center option to be displayed on an archway spanning Shoshone Street at City Park. A citizen sub-committee was created consisting of representatives from the community, City Council and the County Commission. Design concepts were submitted along with information regarding cost estimates for the project. The design concept pictured below has been approved by City Council.
The estimated cost for the project is approximately $250,000.00. In addition to funds from the City of Twin Falls we are looking for community partnerships in helping provide funding for this project. Businesses, individuals and families that want to support the project are welcome to contribute.
The Sign Will Be Used For
A WIDE VARIETY OF NON-COMMERCIAL MESSAGES expected to include important information from Twin Falls City & County, CSI and schools, emergency and public safety notices like Amber Alerts, community events and non-profit activities of many kinds.
A recognition monument will be placed at the site to acknowledge donations. As a thank you and recognition for your donations between $100-$250 a brick including your name or message will be placed at the base of the monument. With a donation greater than $250 your name, organization or business name, will be displayed on the monument.
If you would like to donate to the archway project, please click on the "donate" button below. Donations are tax deductible. For donations of $100 or more click "Download" for a mail-in form to provide brick or monument information.
. Large circles are $10.000.00, the smaller circles $1,000.00 and the subway tiles for donations that are more than $250.00. The bricks on the ground that will go around the monument area are $100.00 each.
In 2017 a major addition to the Snake River Canyon Rim Trail was completed from Eastland Drive N. to the Evel Knievel jump site. That segment connected the trail from the Twin Falls Visitors Center to Shoshone Falls.
The Twin Falls Community Foundation and the Magic Valley Trail Enhancement Committee (MaVTEC) thanks the community, City of Twin Falls, corporate sponsors, and all of the participants who have been involved in the fun runs and other fund raising events for the last 10 years. We would not be here without the amazing community support.
Magic Valley Trail Enhancement Committee (MaVTEC) is a volunteer led group under the Twin Falls Community Foundation with a strong passion for the safety and health of the community in which they live in. MaVTEC's partnership with the City of Twin Falls and neighbors help provide the support needed to enhance, build, and update walking, running and bike trails. The most current and completed section of trail connects the two existing trails from the Evel Knievel jumpsite to the Visitor Center. More trail expansion is expected for the future. Funding is by donations from the public and fundraising efforts of the Magic Valley Trail Enhancement Committee.
There are still trail enhancements yet to be made. 2018 fund raising events sponsored by MaVTEC are:
April 14, 2018 - Falls 2 Falls 2 Falls (5 or 10 mile walk/run/relay and 1 mile kids run)
May 19, 2018 - Spirit of Magic Valley (5k, 10k or half marathon)
July 21, 2018 - Cycle Magic Valley (12, 30, 50 or 100 miles)
Sept 29, 2018 - MaVTEC MotherStubber Half Trail Run
Dec 1, 2018 - Santa Run (5k run/walk)
For more information about these upcoming events in support of the trail, click on "link to MaVTEC" below to connect to the MaVTEC website.
To donate to trail improvements click on the "donate" button below.
From the establishment of the Twin Falls Community Foundation the board of directors has been working on redevelopment of the Main Avenue Fountain Plaza. The redevelopment was officially named the Downtown Commons. In 2015 the project was relocated across the street to the site of the old Rogerson Hotel. The original design was modified to better complement a major redevelopment of three blocks of Main Ave and the remodel of a building across the street to a new City Hall.
On Jan 29, 2018 Twin Falls Community Foundation Chairman Leonard Anderson presented a check to the City of Twin Falls for $119, 021.65 to help in the development of the 2 million dollar Downtown Commons project.
The project will have a splash park and an area for public events.
Dedication and a ribbon cutting ceremony has been organized for July 2018.
Each year the Men’s and Women’s Golf Association along with Steve Meyerhoeffer and his staff hosts a golf tournament, the proceeds from which are used to make improvements to the City of Twin Falls owned golf course. Over the past eleven years, close to $100,000 have been raised to improve the playing conditions of the course. Multiple tee boxes have been rebuilt, along with reseeding of the fairways, new driving range mats, sand for the bunkers, many trees have been planted on the course and concrete cart paths were added around four tee boxes.
If you would like to make a donation for golf course improvements, click the button below.