Thanks to our design and construction team ( The Hole Works, Y2 Consultants, Gyde Architects, Ridgeline Excavation, Prime Consultants, Wyoming Landscaping, and Serenity Development.) Construction at R Park is moving along quickly throughout the winter months. Pictured below are photographs featuring progress on the small office, caretaker’s unit, and restroom facilities. As of last week, the buildings have taken shape with wall framing and roofs in place. The office site is located in close proximity to the caretaker’s unit to minimize impact and will become a gathering and meeting space for registered groups, volunteers, ambassadors, and park staff. Both buildings are located at the western (main) entrance of R Park, while the restroom facilities (with flushable toilets!) and a picnic shelter will be located adjacent to the Welcome Kiosk within the park. The caretaker’s unit will provide housing for two or a small family and will allow us to monitor park activities and provide consistent maintenance services throughout the year. We’re looking forward to having these buildings completed to increase our level of service and capacity for park visitors during our busy summer months!
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 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.
We will continue to post construction updates, including pictures and descriptions of the progress. View past construction updates and highlights here.
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’ Volunteer
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. Become our volunteer here.