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“Fun stop for kids”

Centennial Waterfront Park
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Twin Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Dropping into the canyon facing a giant waterfall was an impressive experience for the adults and kids alike. Ours had fun walking on the dock (we saw a beaver 10 feet away), playing on the swings, and being generally inspired by the majestic canyon walls.

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Reviewed 30 April 2012

In an okay part of town, some shady characters there. Would not let my kids go alone.

1  Thank Josh J
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

I like to take walks in or around the Snake River Canyon mostly to get some excercise. I also like to paddle my kyake on the river. Most of my mini excursions take place between the Hagerman area and the Twin Falls area. I can usually drive from my home near Castleford to any of these locations in less than 1 hour and usually within 30 minutes. Just yesterday 2/11/12 I hiked on a trail from Centenniel Park to up under the Perrine Bridge and back. Took about 1 hour. The dirt trail was muddy and slippery and there were a few shaddy spots with slushy ice. By carefully positioning each step and hanging on to sagebrush and such, I was able to complete the trek without falling on my butt!
The sights are peaceful and the hum of cars and trucks crossing the Perrine Bridge above on this calm day, reminds me that I am only a stones throw away from commerce. At least it helped burn off some of the "Big Mac Attack" I injested earlier.

3  Thank Glenn E
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

If you are looking for a pleasant place to take a break from a long road trip, this Park fits the bill nicely!

As you are driving into Twin Falls from the Twin Falls/Sun Valley exit from the highway, you get to pass over Perrine Bridge. It is pretty cool to walk on, and you can even walk the canyon trail right alongside it. But, if you want to get some of the better pictures you want to head on over to Centennial Park.

To get there you simply take the first right hand turn at the first intersection after the bridge. You will then continue on that road until your first right hand turn, which will seem like it simply goes into a subdivision- don't be fooled. There should be some big trees on your right hand side as you follow the road. Word to the wise, the road can be narrow, and there are several pull-offs where people park their vehicles so that they can run the grade. Be careful, be aware of other people, but also look around because the view is astounding! You can see two of the golf-courses in town at the bottom of the canyon, and if you watch your left hand side, you can see several little waterfalls.

Your brakes should be working well before you attempt this drive, and I wouldn't recommend it in the winter unless you have chains and 4-wheel drive, even then it could be hairy!

At the hairpin turn, if you pull off into the pullout, you can cross the road, and then carefully you can make your way behind the waterfall on what used to be an old settlers road into twin falls, you can walk all the way behind it if you want, be especially careful with any spring runoff! It is slick to get down, and slick ground in general.

After the hairpin turn you should pay attention, and hang to the next right hand, instead of turning left, you should see the sign, then you can turn left. That parking area is where the majority of the BASE jumpers park to drive back up after their dives from the bridge.

The next parking area is an ideal little walk. It is suitable for most ages, as long as you have suitable footwear. I wouldn't recommend any strollers, but you can walk up to the vantage point and get some cool pictures of he bridge, check out the river, or even see Centennial Park if you look off to the western side. You can even hike down to Centennial Park if you are prepared for some steep trails.

The picnic pavilion, playsets, docks, and pullout areas are further around the corner from that last pullout. There is a restroom, the open hole in the ground type, but better than nothing, and they have been reasonably clean when I have had to take my daughter. The playground is for a little older kid, or a very involved parent and a toddler. There are two sets of swings, you just have to look for them both, and plenty of parking for anything you would need to park. In some of the summer months make sure to have some repellant, but otherwise a very nice little park. If you expect Central Park, this isn't it, but if you just want a little break from the monotony of sagebrush and lava flows then this is for you!! There are two boat docks, one for motor boats, and the other for canoes/kayaks/etc.

I hope that you enjoy this fun little spot as much as we have!! PS the pictures of the bridge are really cool throughout the whole park!

11  Thank JerB4
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