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

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.

Receive additional park and construction updates by connecting with us via EmailTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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.

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. 

Employment Opportunity: Summer Ambassador

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Rendezvous ‘R’ Park, a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is searching for a motivated Ambassador for our 2018 Summer season. R Park provides 40-acres of reclaimed public space designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction.

Are you interested in sociology, environment, community conservation, or public lands/parks? Do you enjoy giving back to your community and spending time in nature? Become ‘R’ ambassador! The R Park Ambassador serves as a bridge between the visitor experience and R Park’s operations and routine maintenance. In addition, the Ambassador will gain knowledge on maintaining a non-profit park, act as a catalyst for increasing community awareness for R Park, gain experience planning and managing events, expand their content creation opportunities, and be a part of stewarding one of the Jackson’s most valuable assets.

Email a resume and short cover letter describing how your experience will help you promote the park as an ambassador and what makes R Park special to jr@jhlandtrust.org with the subject line “R Park Ambassador- (First, Last Name)”.