Warm Springs Preserve
Thanks to overwhelming community support, the City of Ketchum purchased the beloved Warm Springs Preserve – 65 acres of open space for the community to enjoy in perpetuity.
Over 950 donors contributed to the endeavor, with individual gifts ranging from $7 to over $1 million. In sum, more than $9 million was raised. In April 2022, the city paid $8 million to purchase the property and put another $1 million in reserve for repairs to the desperately outdated irrigation system.
During 2022 and early 2023, the City of Ketchum conducted a Master Plan process. With extensive community input, the Ketchum City Council approved the Warm Springs Master Plan in April 2023. Now, in partnership with the Wood River Land Trust, additional funds need to be raised to implement that plan.
It is a rare opportunity to realize a community’s vision for a unique property.
Charitable gifts will provide for several improvements at the Preserve, including creek restoration, restrooms, an ADA-accessible trail, and re-vegetation with native plants. These tax-deductible donations will be restricted funds for the Warm Springs Preserve Fund.
If you would like to make a gift directly to the Wood River Land Trust to support the restoration aspects of the project, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Support the Preserve!
Your tax deductible donations will go directly to the Warm Springs Preserve Fund and used for future enhancements.
- Checks made to the ‘City of Ketchum’ with ‘Warm Springs Preserve Fund’ in the memo should be mailed to PO Box 2315 in Ketchum, ID 83340.
- Donors of $1K or more will be recognized on the donor wall.