Jim Rooks’ great grandfather Roy Van Vleck and his brother migrated to Jackson from Michigan in 1906. While en route to Oregon, they detoured to Jackson Hole for a “quick” hunting and fishing trip. One hundred and five years later their kids and kids’ kids (and so on) are still in the valley. As a father of two, young, 6th generation Jackson natives, Jim and his family visit R Park.
Of R Park, Rooks said,
As a 5th generation Jackson Hole native, R Park is one of the very best additions to our natural and human community that I have witnessed in my lifetime.
As a long-time professional educator of students of all ages, Jim’s opinion of R Park holds even more weight. We’re thrilled the Rooks family enjoys R Park–see you out there on a sunny day!