Where to bring your dog

CREDIT: David J SwiftR Park is a result of input from local residents, nonprofit leaders, and policy makers. Direction from the community has been an integral priority of our design and has guided us so as to ensure it is welcoming and of interest to our vibrant and varying user groups.

The most divided issue, as is common in Jackson Hole, was dogs. Half of the feedback wanted the park to incorporate dogs, while the other half preferred the park to be dog free.

In an effort to find middle ground R Park welcomes dogs along the one-mile perimeter of the park. This is specifically:

  • the vehicle entrance and parking turnaround,
  • along the Snake River levee,
  • the community pathway from the Snake River pedestrian bridge, through R Park and under the Teton Village Road that continues north to Teton Village and west to Wilson,
  • and the gravel path that is parallel to the Teton Village Road.

We are fundraising to build a bridge that will connect the parking turnaround through the big pond to the levee, enabling a full loop around the park.

Doing so ensures the meadow in the middle of the park and the beach along the large pond remain clean and safe. Per Teton County’s staff recommendation, “dogs will be required to be restrained at all times either physically (i.e. leashed) or accompanied by a person who has strict voice control”.

R Park is owned by Donate now buttona nonprofit and made possible solely through support and donations. Become a FRIEND OF R PARK to help us continue to serve the thousands who love this place. Please mail donations by check via USPS to PO Box 6430 | Jackson, WY 83002 or make a gift by credit card online. Our fundraising efforts are crucial and ongoing.

USE OF THE PARK IS AT YOUR OWN RISK LAWS OF THE STATE OF WYOMING AND TETON COUNTY APPLY. For Information, questions or to report damage ‘contact us and for emergencies call 911. We have the right to remove or expel anyone who chooses to not abide by the above responsibilities.

Contact us or visit ‘visitor responsibilities‘ to learn more. 

All about families

As a park shaped by the community that is for the enjoyment of the community and also reliant on the community for philanthropic support, please share your thoughts! We’ve reached out to people from all backgrounds and demographics for feedback.

In addition to the safe water, community paths, and nature trails, the Welch family added that their youngest son has become particularly enthusiastic about fishing. Thanks to R Park’s partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish the ponds were stocked with 600 cutthroats for kids to learn how to fish in a brush-free environment.

Welch family

Many thanks to the Welchs for sharing the following:

R Park’s conservation, recreation, and aesthetic value is immense, providing residents and visitors safe and enjoyable access to waterways, pathways, and trails within walking and biking distance of community neighborhoods.

Curious as to other visitors’ perspectives? Here are some. Now fish on!

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Leisurely bike, taste local dishes and enjoy music

Food tour detailsJoin us on Sunday, July 19th at 1pm for the second annual Teton Food Tour.  Hosted by Aspen’s Market, the unique event features Jackson Hole’s pathways system, local food and open space ranging from R Park to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wilson. Leisurely cruise the 6 mile pathway along the Moose-Wilson Road, while stopping along the way to enjoy four small plates, artists, music and open space.

The adventure begins at R Park and continues west through the park’s cottonwood grove and winding bike path.

Dishes will be provided by the Aspens Market, Fine Dining’s Bodega, Streetfood at the Stagecoach, and Bo B Q.  Organized by Friends of Pathways and Slow Food in the Tetons. With a site sponsored by Jackson Hole Land Trust and View22 JH.

Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teton-food-tour-tickets-17345395545?ref=etckt

2014 Food tour

Opening Party, Quite the Celebration

On September 21st over 1,000 community members joined us in celebration of the immense progress in transforming the commercial gravel pit and welcoming the community to visit. The event incorporated interactive activities from many partners including the Jackson Hole Land Trust, the LOR Foundation, Jackson Hole Public Art, Snake River Fund, Teton Science Schools, and View22: Painting Jackson Hole’s Open Spaces.

The event was also in honor of the opening of the Snake River pedestrian bridge, a primary link in our communities’ pathway system, which has been years in the making through a partnership between Teton County, the Town of Jackson, Jackson Hole Community Pathways, and Friends of Pathways.

Thanks to all who joined in celebration and to our corporate sponsors Bistro Catering, Canvas Unlimited, Dust Cutter Beverage Co, Hughes Production, Jackson Hole POP! Fine Artisan Popcorn, the Liquor Store (TLS), Maddy and the Groove Spots, Rendezvous River Sports, Snake River Brewing Co., and WRKSHRT Digital.

Our local newspaper, the Jackson Hole News & Guide, covered the event here and view photos of the attendees here.