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Twin Falls Love Locks helping people make connections

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 13:47:17-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — As the weather warms up and you're exploring the Canyon Rim Trail, you might stumble across the Twin Falls Love Lock Fence.

The fence has long been a place for Twin Falls residents to symbolize their love for each other. For the Scott family, the fence was a place for them to share their love as a family.

"We took our kids and we walked the path and we let them each write their name on their lock and we did it all together," said Liz Scott.

After the fence was vandalized, their lock and many others were lost.

"When we put those locks on there... we anticipated bringing our kid's kids back to that," said Brian Scott.

Parts of the fence have now been recovered, thanks to an Idaho-based social media account called Idaho Bucket List. The person who runs the account is the one who created the love lock fence, and says they returned the Scott family's lock personally.

"The person who delivered ours delivered it to our business, in a bag. I thought that was really neat that people just volunteered to help," Liz Scott said.

The Idaho Bucket List says the fence has been rebuilt much stronger, and has once again begun to fill up with the city's symbols of love.

For the Scott family, they're not sure yet what they plan to do with the recovered lock, but the rebuilt fence is a reminder to celebrate connections with each other.

"You've got these things where people come together and publicly show their connections to other humans and other people and I feel like that's really what life is all about," said Brian Scott.

If you'd like to check out the fence, just park at the visitor's center and walk away from the bridge. You'll stumble across the fence about a quarter mile down the path.