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Posted on: November 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City Parks Button Up for the Winter

The busy summer event season is over, the leaves on the trees are all but gone and the City’s Parks & Recreation Department has shifted gears from maintaining flowerbeds to buttoning up the parks for the winter.  

Two areas around the River Walk trail are closed for the winter. However, the majority of the River Walk will remain open and accessible.  

Floating Bridge_Johns’ HoleFLOATING BRIDGE

The floating bridge at Johns’ Hole, which connects the west side of the River Walk under Hwy 20, is closed for the season. The bridge will reopen in late spring when the water levels return to normal.


Earlier this summer, South Tourist Park, located at 2800 S. Yellowstone Avenue, was converted to a pay-to-stay campground with a camp host. Because of that change, South Tourist Park will now close during the winter months. 

Closing South Tourist Park during the winter months also will eliminate winter expenses associated with plowing the roadway and parking lots in the park.

South_Tourist_ParkThe water is turned off, and the restrooms and RV dump stations are closed. (Click HERE for alternative RV dump stations.)

Pedestrian access to the park is still permitted. The River Walk trail system that runs through the park will also remain open and plowed through the winter. 


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Fall and winter recreation enthusiast can now learn about a myriad of recreation activities, community events, youth & adult programs and sports in the recently released 2017 Discover Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Guide. ###

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