R Park’s breathtaking views were almost lost, TWICE

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As an operating gravel-pit for many years, the now R Park property was off-limits to the public. In 2012 it would have remained private, but for a different reason.

Purchased by a developer, the 40-acres was to be subdivided into luxury homes.

Local conservation organizations purchased the property and the vision for R Park was born. The nonprofit Rendezvous Lands Conservancy was founded to own, reclaim, operate, and maintain this new community resource solely by donations.

Now families access the park via bikes and sit on the beach while their kids play in safe water or trek through snow on a sunny day for hours of sledding. Were it not for our FRIENDS dedication and commitment, R Park would be a very different place…not a park at all.

Make a gift today to show your appreciation and to further R Park’s transformation.

Become a FRIEND through Old Bill’s Fun Run

Old Bill's Fun RunThe Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities is the most innovative fundraiser in the nation, engaging the entire community. For almost 20 years, the event has helped house homeless pets, feed the hungry, teach our children, protect Jackson’s natural beauty, and more, touching the lives of thousands.

As a reputable organization and project in Jackson Hole, we welcome you to support R Park through Old Bill’s Fun Run, which will be matched thanks to the generous Co-Challengers!

Gifts can be made online or by check until September 18th (see specific directions below). We hope you’ll join the community at 10am on Saturday, September 12th in the Town Square to celebrate.

Generous partners purchased the gravel pit, saving it from residential development. Now, as a nonprofit, R Park’s future relies on its visitors and neighbors. Join ‘Friends of R Park‘ to lead this project that is greatly benefiting our community. It’s the first of its kind — a park for the community, shaped by the community, and supported by the community.

**You can give online here – https://cfjh.iphiview.com/cfjh/DonorView/DonateNow/tabid/464/Default.aspx. Under “event”, please select “Old Bill’s, under “Filed of Interest” select “Conservation,” and type in the keyword “Rendezvous”. Thank you!

Applause from local community foundation

Since 1989, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has been supported over 200 local nonprofits.  They are a respected leader in the community, comprised of many respected leaders.

About R Park, Foundation President Katharine Conover, said,

R Park is an extraordinary gift that combines community collaboration with unique generosity.

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Rendezvous Lands Conservancy greatly appreciates the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s two grants supporting our efforts to transform the once gravel-pit into a natural park for the enjoyment of the community.

Their backing asserts R Park’s vision of being a new and appreciated community resource.

Owned, transformed, operated and maintained by the nonprofit Rendezvous Lands Conservancy R Park’s future depends on it’s visitors.  Become a ‘FRIEND of R Park’ today to make this innovative project possible.

Donate through Old Bill’s

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The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Old Bill’s Fun Run For Charities is the most innovative fundraiser in the nation. Over the past eighteen years, the event has helped local charities raise over $111 million and has touched the lives of thousands.

The event engages the entire community and over the years has helped house homeless pets, feed the hungry, teach our children, protect Jackson’s natural beauty, and more.

Donations made to support R Park during Old Bill’s Fun Run giving period will be matched thanks to the generous donations of the Co-Challengers! R Park is an innovative project reclaiming a gravel pit into a natural park for the enjoyment of the community. Please donate now through 5:00pm on September 13 on the Old Bill’s donation page. Be sure to select Rendezvous “R” Park as the nonprofit and your donation will go to build R Park.

Help Reclaim R Park

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On behalf of all of Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, thank you, our community, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and their Old Bill’s Fun Run Co-challengers for helping us reclaim and build R Park.

Old Bill’s is the most innovative fundraiser in the nation. The event engages the entire community and over the years has helped house homeless pets, feed the hungry, teach our children, protect Jackson’s natural beauty, and more.

If you missed Old Bill’s Fun Run and would like to support the creation of our community’s newest natural park, please contact us for more information or send donations to: Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, P.O. Box 6430, Jackson, WY 83002.