A gate at the entrance to Idaho Power’s popular park east of town will lock automatically at dusk and reopen at 8 a.m. Drivers will be able to exit the park after the gate closes.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An automatic gate has been installed at Twin Falls Park to prevent vehicles from entering at night. The new gate will close and lock automatically at dusk and reopen at 8 a.m. each morning.
The gate allows vehicles to exit the park after it closes, but park visitors should plan to leave before it gets dark. The gate will close around 6:30 p.m. in winter and about 9:30 p.m. in summer.
The area is already closed from dusk until 8 a.m., but some visitors have ignored the posted rules, according to Joey Santos, Park Team Leader for Idaho Power, which owns and maintains the park.
“We have identified some issues with having people in the park at night,” Santos said. “We are trying to address those issues while continuing to emphasize public access. This is a popular park, and we want it to remain a great place for people to recreate during the day.”
The park is adjacent to Idaho Power’s Twin Falls Power Plant, which generates up to 52.9 megawatts of clean electricity. The 10-acre park includes a reservable picnic shelter, boat ramp, picnic tables, barbecue stands, restrooms and a viewing area.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 560,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.