Save-the-date for R Park’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

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Winter Celebration tradition continues at R Park

Rendezvous Park (R Park), a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is excited to announce the date of the Annual Winter Solstice Celebration.

We invite the community to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year at R Park on December 20th from 5pm to 8pm. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Stilson Lot from which a complimentary shuttle will be running to-and-from R Park throughout the event. The festivities this year will include family-friendly Junior Ranger activities, glow-in-the-dark bocce, holiday carols, and a warm bonfire. R Park’s pathways will be lit with ambient sweedish fire torches, and sledding is always encouraged. Complimentary seasonal beverages and warm chili, cornbread, and mac and cheese will be served by Genevieve Catering.  Jackson Hole Stillworks is sure to put you in the holiday spirit with a $5 specialty holiday cocktail.

“We are excited to host our annual celebration for the Jackson community. As always we encourage community members of all ages and backgrounds to come join the festivities and enjoy the outdoor fun that R Park offers during the winter months,” said Jr Rodriguez, JHLT Community Conservation Manager/R Park Director. “Winter at R Park is a magical time of year, especially on the Winter Solstice. The sledding is incredible, animal tracks are easily seen and for the brave, the ponds are frozen for skating.”

Adult volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, contact Ellie Stratton-Brook at 307-733-4707 or ellie@jhlandtrust.org.

R Park is located at the intersection of Highway 22 and the Teton-Village Road (4270 River Springs Drive, Wilson). Participants are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation to attend, such as, START Bus or the community pathways. 

About Rendezvous Park

A program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Rendezvous Park (R Park) is a private park for public use. R Park provides 40-acres of reclaimed public space designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction. All operating dollars are raised through donations. For the latest, follow @RendezvousPark

About the Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming including Fremont and Sublette counties. With over 55,000 acres protected, our vision is a legacy of protected open spaces, wildlife habitat, working lands and community spaces that inspire current and future generations. For more information, please visit jhlandtrust.org.

A PDF version of our press release is available here: R Park Winter Solstice Press Release FY19

Press Release: R Park Inaugural Kite Festival

RENDEZVOUS PARK NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 14, 2018

Contact: Jr Rodriguez

307-733-4707 jr@jhlandtrust.org

R Park Announces Inaugural Kite Festival / R Park anuncia el Festival Inaugural de Cometas

(Wilson, Wyoming) Thursday, September 13, 2018 ¾ Rendezvous Park (R Park), a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is excited to host it’s inaugural Kite Festival on Saturday, September 22nd, 1-4pm.

We invite the community to celebrate R Park’s 4th Anniversary with kites and creativity. This new family-friendly event  will feature kites designed and crafted by 7 local artists: Boughton Walden, Bronwyn Minton, Katy Fox, Mark Dunstan, Payton Spear, Ryan Stolp, and Walt Gerald. The artists’ kites will be entered into a silent auction with all proceeds directly benefiting R Park’s programming and operations. Come view these unique works of art, bid to own one of these creations through the silent auction at the event, or paint your own kite to fly at our craft station!

“We are excited to celebrate in a special way with local art and businesses that help our community become more vibrant,” said Jr Rodriguez, JHLT Community Conservation Manager/R Park Director. “Autumn at R Park is a special time of year and we are looking forward to watching families and people of all ages out at the park flying kites at this inaugural event.”

We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors for supporting local art and community spaces and for making this event possible: Aspens Market, The Bank of Jackson Hole, The Jackson Hole Land Trust, Orijin Media, and Y2 Consultants. The event kicks off at 1:00 PM and will go until 4:00 PM and will feature a DJ from local community radio station KHOL. Complimentary food and beverages will be available.

“A kite festival is a new and unique way for local artists to showcase their skills,” Scott Page with Orijin Media said. “We’re happy to be a sponsor, and we hope this encourages community members to get outside and experience R Park.”

Adult volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, contact Ellie Stratton-Brook at 307-733-4707 or ellie@jhlandtrust.org.

R Park is located at the intersection of Highway 22 and the Teton-Village Road (4270 River Springs Drive, Wilson). Participants are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation to attend, such as, START Bus or the community pathways.

About Rendezvous Park

A program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Rendezvous Park (R Park) is a private park for public use. R Park provides 40-acres of reclaimed public space designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction. All operating dollars are raised through donations. For the latest, follow @RendezvousPark

About the Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming including Fremont and Sublette counties. With over 55,000 acres protected, our vision is a legacy of protected open spaces, wildlife habitat, working lands and community spaces that inspire current and future generations. For more information, please visit jhlandtrust.org.

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Jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2018 ¾ Rendezvous Park (R Park), un programa del Jackson Hole Land Trust, está emocionado de acoger su Festival inaugural de Cometas el sábado 22 de septiembre, 1-4pm

Invitamos a la comunidad a celebrar el cuarto aniversario de R Park con cometas y creatividad. Este nuevo evento será amigable con la familia y presentarámos cometas hechos por 7 artistas locales: Boughton Walden, Bronwyn Minton, Katy Fox, Mark Dunstan, Payton Spear, Ryan Stolp, and Walt Gerald. Las cometas de los artistas serán entrados en una subasta silenciosa con todos los beneficios directamente beneficiando programación y operaciones del parque. ¡Vengan a ver estas obras de arte únicas, puja por poseer una de estas creaciones a través de la subasta silenciosa en el evento, o pinta tu propia cometa para volar en nuestra estación de artesanía!

“Estamos muy contentos de celebrar de una manera especial con arte local y las empresas que ayudan a nuestra comunidad ser más vibrante,” dijo Jr Rodriguez, Gerente de la Conservación Comunitaria y Director de R Park. “Otoño en el parque es una época especial y tenemos ganas de ver familias y todas las edades en el parque volando cometas el día 22.”

Queremos extender un agradecimiento especial a nuestros patrocinadores por apoyar el arte local y los espacios comunitarios y para hacer este evento posible: Aspens Market, The Bank of Jackson Hole, The Jackson Hole Land Trust, Orijin Media, and Y2 Consultants. El evento comienza a las 1:00 PM e irá hasta las 4:00 PM con un DJ por la estación local de radio comunitaria KHOL. Se ofrecerán alimentos y bebidas complementarias.

“Un festival de cometas es una nueva y única manera para los artistas locales de mostrar sus habilidades,” dijo Scott Page con Orijin Media. “Somos contentos de ser un patrocinador, y esperamos que esto anime a miembros de la comunidad a salir afuera y visiten el R Park.”

Siempre se necesitan voluntarios adultos. Si usted desea ser voluntario u obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Jr Rodriguez en 307-733-4707 o jr@jhlandtrust.org

R Park está situado en la intersección de la carretera 22 y la carretera Teton-Village (4270 River Springs Drive, Wilson). Los participantes son animados a usar formas alternativas del transporte para asistir, tal como, el autobús START o los caminos de la comunidad.

Sobre Rendezvous Park

Un programa del Jackson Hole Land Trust, Rendezvous Park (R Park) es un parque privado para uso público. R Park proporciona 40 acres de espacio público recuperado diseñado para alentar a todas las edades a involucrarse con la naturaleza e inspirar a través de la interacción de espacios abiertos. Todos los dólares de operaciones son levantados a través de donaciones.Para lo más reciente, siga @RendezvousPark 

Sober el Jackson Hole Land Trust

El Jackson Hole Land Trust es una organización privada sin fines de lucro que fue establecida en 1980 para proteger y ambientalmente administrar los paisajes atesorados del noroeste de Wyoming incluyendo los condados de Fremont y Sublette. Con más de 55,000 acres protegidos, nuestra visión es una herencia de espacios abiertos protegidos, hábitat de la fauna silvestre, tierras trabajadoras y espacios de la comunidad que inspiran generaciones futuras y corrientes. Para más información, por favor visite jhlandtrust.org.

Kite Festival Press Release PDF

Save-the-date for R Park’s Inaugural Kite Festival & 4th Anniversary Celebration

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Join us for R Park’s Inaugural Kite Festival and 4th Anniversary Celebration on September 22nd from 1pm to 4pm! This new event will be family friendly and will feature kites made by 7 local artists. The Kites will be entered into a silent auction with all proceeds directly benefiting R Park’s programming and operations.

We are excited to celebrate in a special way with local art and businesses that help our community become more vibrant. Come view these unique works of art or paint your own kite at our craft station!

Complementary food and beverages will be available.

A special thank you to our sponsors for supporting local art and community spaces: The Aspens Market/ Pearl Street Market, The Bank of Jackson Hole, The Jackson Hole Land Trust, Orijin Media, and Y2 Consultants

Please view our Facebook Event to RSVP!


¡Acompáñenos para el Festival inaugural de cometas de R Park y el cuarto aniversario el 22 de septiembre de 1pm a 4pm! Este nuevo evento será amigable con la familia y se presentarán cometas hechas por 7 artistas locales. Las cometas serán introducidas en una subasta silenciosa con todas las ganancias directamente beneficiando la programación y las operaciones de R Park.

Estamos excitados para divertirnos de un modo especial con arte local y negocios que ayudan a nuestra comunidad a hacerse más vibrante. ¡Vengan a ver estas obras de arte únicas o pinten su propio cometa en nuestra estación del arte!

Comida y bebidas complementaria.

Gracias especiales a nuestros patrocinadores para apoyar arte local y espacios de la comunidad: The Aspens Market/ Pearl Street Market, The Bank of Jackson Hole, The Jackson Hole Land Trust, Orijin Media, y Y2 Consultants

¡Por favor vea nuestro evento de Facebook para RSVP!

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Celebrate the longest day of the year with R Park’s 5th Annual Summer Solstice

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Rendezvous Park (R Park), a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is excited to host the 5th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Thursday, June 21st, 5-8pm. We invite the community to celebrate the longest day of the year at the park with great food, art, and live music by Benyaro with Bo Elledge. This year’s program features activities that celebrate the nature, history, and wildlife of R Park, including the reveal of a new permanent sculpture named, ‘Flow’. The event kicks off at 5:00 PM and will go until 8:00 PM. Complimentary beverages for all ages will be available including beer from Roadhouse Brewing, wine from The Liquor Store, and 2$ tasty tacos by Streetfood JH.

“Our Annual Solstice Celebration marks the official start of summer with a unique opportunity to bring the whole community together and experience all that their local, non-profit run park has to offer,” said Laurie Andrews, President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. “We are also thrilled to reveal, “Flow” by Thea Alvin, made possible through a partnership with JH Public Art. We don’t want to ruin the surprise but the new installation was inspired by all the movements nature offers at R Park.”

This summer’s R Park Junior Ranger activities were revamped with local partners. Kids can complete the activities to “certify” them as Rangers. Successful Junior Rangers will visit each station listed on a new interactive map to receive a hole punch to signify their participation. If each station is visited, the map can be redeemed for an R Park Junior Ranger prize. Families are invited to:

In addition, Erwin Valasquez will be hosting two free bilingual yoga classes at 6:00PM & 7:00PM. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mats. R Park is located at the intersection of Highway 22 and the Teton-Village Road (4270 River Springs Drive, Wilson). Parking will be available at Stilson lot, and participants are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation to attend, such as, START Bus or the community pathways.

Adult volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, contact Ellie Stratton-Brook at 307-733-4707 or ellie@jhlandtrust.org.

Read the full Press Release here: Summer Solstice Press Release

R Park Celebrates Kids to Parks Day- Join us!

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Join us at Rendezvous ‘R’ Park to celebrate #KidsToParksDay! R Park is partnering with the Doug Coombs FoundationTeton Science Schools, and Latino Outdoors to host a day of fun. Our Junior Ranger Activity invites participants to complete a list of 6 tasks- each designed to encourage open space interaction and educate participants about the park’s characteristics. The activities available for Saturday, May 19th will be as follows:

1. Make a Wish (into the R Park pond)
2. Master a Yoga Pose (with local instructor, Erwin Velasquez)
3. Find the Ring of Fire
4. Summit the R Park Knoll
5. Learn About Wildlife
6. Identify Native Plants

Come join us to explore the park by visiting each location and learn about the nature and wildlife at R Park while becoming a Junior Ranger!

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Stay up to date on R Park events by visiting our Events Calendar or by visiting our Facebook page. 

R Park Easter Egg Hunt: Tonight!

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Tonight, March 30th, for the second year in a row, Rendezvous Park will be hosting a Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be from 6:30-8:30pm, featuring a regular Easter Egg Hunt at 7pm broken up into 5 different age groups. Once the regular hunts are complete, we will set up for a glow-in-the-dark hunt under the full moon that will start at approximately 8pm. Easter is a celebratory time and we welcome all community members to come enjoy warm beverages with their families. Remember to bring an Easter basket or bag to put eggs in!

The egg hunt age groups will be as follows:

    • 0-2
    • 3-4
    • 5-6
    • 7-8
    • 9 & up

Thanks to the LOR Foundation we have been able to turn gray gravel mounds into lush green hills and open fields to host this Easter Egg Hunt. Come join and experience this reclaimed community space.

R Park is a product of community feedback and its values. Thanks to the LOR Foundation, we have been able to continue reclamation of the space while keeping the park open and accessible for family-friendly activities and programming. Park improvements are made possible by the  $1.7 million grant awarded to 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.

Receive construction information and related park impacts by connecting with us via EmailTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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Construction Update: Dog Loop Complete & Kiosk Takes Shape

Construction at R Park is moving along nicely, and thanks to Orijin Media we’ve got some exceptional aerial images of the park to share.  All park improvements are made possible by the  $1.7 million grant awarded to 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 while keeping the park open and accessible. Please scroll down to see the exciting progress we’ve made! 

What’s happening this week?

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First up, take in an aerial shot of our new bridges that complete the .91 dog-friendly pathway that loops around the park. These recently completed bridges allow for better access into northern parts of the R Park perimeter that were previously inaccessible. Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 4:30PM for Cocktails & Dog Trails with PAWS of Jackson Hole as we launch this new dog-friendly pathway. Cocktails will be provided and festive attire for pups is encouraged! Stay afterword for the R Park 3rd Anniversary Celebration to enjoy a warm fire and dinner. 

Kiosk update

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Zach Montes- Orijin Media

As Autumn rapidly approaches, we are looking forward to having the Welcome Kiosk complete to offer coverage from fall and winter storms. Our team has been hard at work completing the pouring of concrete and ensuring the foundation for the kiosk is stable. Soon visitors will be able to enter into R Park and see a completed kiosk with a map to accurately direct users around the park. Future additions to the welcome pavilion area include a covered picnic shelter, restrooms, and a seating area. Please stop by the kiosk to view the on-going construction, but exercise caution around the area. 

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For updates or questions

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

Receive construction information and related park impacts by connecting with us via EmailTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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