Construction Update: Picnic Shelter, Caretaker’s Unit, and Restrooms Underway

As visitors may have noticed, the Northern entrance of R Park has been inaccessible due to construction since early October. We thank our community supporters for their patience as we continue infrastructure improvements necessary to completing planned elements of the park. The map below highlights the entrances to the park that are currently open and accessible via the community pathways from Emily’s Pond and the Stilson lot.

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Rendezvous ‘R’ Park is a product of community feedback, and we’re excited to provide permanent restrooms, a maintenance office, a picnic shelter, and a caretaker’s unit upon completion of construction in Summer 2019. With these new amenities, visitors will have access to running water and clean, permanent restroom facilities. The caretaker’s unit will include an office where R Park staff and volunteers will be available to address visitor questions and concerns while continuing to work with community partners to create exciting programming for the park. The unit will also provide housing for one individual who will be able to monitor park activities and provide consistent maintenance services throughout the year. Below you can view the beginning stages of the caretaker’s unit, maintenance office, picnic shelter, and restroom facilities.

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Thanks to the LOR Foundation, we have been able to continue reclamation of the space while keeping the park open and accessible. Park improvements are made possible by the $1.7 million grant awarded to the Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) by the LOR Foundation to complete the community’s vision of the park. We are thankful to be able to continue reclamation of these 40 acres of open space for all to enjoy.

More to Come:

As we embark on the remaining construction, we aim to educate the public about the on-going construction process. Every month to keep R Park visitors and enthusiast informed, we will post a Transformation blog post. If you’d like to receive this update directly to your email inbox, click here.

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Support “R” Park

As the only non-profit run park in Teton County, R Park depends on people like you. While most public spaces are subsidized by government funds, R Park exists only through the generosity of individual donors who share a vision to create and steward a space where our community can connect with nature. Your contributions have allowed us to turn piles of gravel into a vibrant community-gathering place. With your continued support, we look forward to providing more opportunities for every member of our community to feel inspired by open space. Please make you annual donation here.

Be “R” Ambassador 

As we move forward with construction and reclamation of the property, we are always in need of helpful volunteers to guide visitors and act as ambassadors for the patrons of R Park. If you’re interested in volunteering please click here.