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 [email protected] with the subject line “R Park Ambassador- (First, Last Name)”.

Jackson Hole Land Trust Purchases New Office Space at 690 Broadway Avenue

The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) announced today that the organization has closed on a new office space at 690 Broadway Avenue and will be moving in late summer 2018. Since the fall of 2013, the JHLT has occupied 185 East Hansen Avenue, a historic building dating back to the 1920s, owned and managed by the Lockhart Family.

For full details, see the press release, here.

Jackson Hole Land Trust Completes 313-Acre East Gros Ventre Butte Project

Today marks the completion of the third and final phase of the landscape scale East Gros Ventre Butte conservation project by the Jackson Hole Land Trust which ensures the protection of critical wildlife habitat, the connectivity of migration corridors, and that the inspiring views of the Tetons above the National Museum of Wildlife Art will remain for future generations of residents and travelers.

Read the entire press release, here.

2017 Annual Report

Our FY17 Annual Report is now available online. Read about our accomplishments in our 37th year of land conservation and all of the donors, sponsors, and supporters that made it all possible.

R Park Easter Egg Hunt: Tonight!

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.

 

Employment Opportunity: Advancement Associate

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Advancement Associate.  Please see the job description for details. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Construction Update: Welcome Kiosk Completed

Just a short 5 months ago, we began to build a welcome kiosk at Rendezvous Park. With a vision, partnerships, and a couple of holes in the ground, the kiosk is now completed and provides a shaded area and user-friendly R Park Map that offers trail usage guidance and information, including designation of the recently completed dog-friendly loop. The welcome kiosk was made possible through generous funding from the Kemmerer Foundation and through the work of the local organizations that designed and built the welcome kiosk and creative signage:GYDE Architects, Orijin Media, Teton Signs, Stewart Construction Services, and Serenity Development & Management. Please stop by to check out the new map and be on the lookout for new signs and trail markers throughout the park!

R Park is a product of community feedback and its values. “When we first got the park we did three different open houses, and then we did an online survey where we received over 500 responses,” said Jackson Hole Land Trust President, Laurie Andrews. What we found through tremendous community outreach is that our users value the park as an overall family friendly area. The completed welcome kiosk is a family friendly space where kids can get an overview of the park. We are excited for the picnic area coming in summer 2018 which will provide another shaded, family-friendly spot in the park.

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.

Below you can view the transformation of the welcome kiosk from start to finish through photos that highlight progress over the past 5 months:

 

Trail Signage

Recent visitors may have noticed large structures or posts strategically placed around R Park’s trails, these are our new trail markers and welcome signs! The trail posts, designed by GYDE Architects, match the Welcome Kiosk’s aesthetic and are now 90% complete with a comprehensive map designating the dog loop and R Park’s “Do’s and Dont’s”.

More to Come

As we embark on the next two years, we aim to educate the public about the on-going construction process. Every month 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.

What’s next?

The area surrounding the Welcome Kiosk is part of a larger Welcome Plaza area that will include a covered picnic shelter, restrooms, and a seating area.

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.

January eNewsletter Available Online

Our January eNewsletter is now available online. Learn about our upcoming winter events, recent rebranding and strategic planning, and our new dedicated team members.

Construction Update: New East Pond Crossing Complete

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As the winter season continues, new features around R Park have progressed to allow more exploration of the reclaimed landscape. Read this bi-monthly construction update or stop by the park to stay up-to-date on the new additions. Since acquiring the property in 2011, the Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) and the LOR Foundation have helped reclaim 40-acres into what we now call R Park, transforming it into a community and wildlife oasis.

Thanks to the LOR Foundation, we have been able to continue reclamation of the space while keeping the park open and accessible. 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. Find out more about our ongoing construction and reclamation by reading below.

What’s happening this week?

 

Kiosk UpdateAfter months of progress, we’re delighted to announce the completion of the East Pond Crossing connecting two areas of R Park that were previously separated. The completed East Pond Crossing offers a new medium for visitors to explore the park. This fun pathway features boulders jutting over the water connecting the Snake River levee to the south-east corner of R Park. Nature provides us with multiple opportunities to explore and enjoy outdoor recreation, and we invite visitors to explore safely by traversing from rock to rock to observe the frozen pond and neighboring wetlands from a safe distance. Please use caution when “skipping” between the boulders, during winter months ice may accumulate, causing slippery conditions.

As you enter R Park, you will see our most noticeable new amenity: a Welcome Kiosk. The Welcome Kiosk, designed by GYDE Architects, will offer coverage from sudden storms and shade from the summer sun. Currently 90% complete, the Kiosk is awaiting the installation of signage including a comprehensive R Park Map that will offer trail and usage information to visitors. The area surrounding the Welcome Kiosk is part of a larger Welcome Pavilion area that will include a covered picnic shelter, restrooms, and a seating area. Please stop by to explore the new kiosk, but exercise caution around the live-construction area.

 

Trail Signage

Recent visitors may have noticed large structures or posts strategically placed around R Park’s trails, these will be our new trail markers and welcome signs! The trail posts, designed by GYDE Architects, match the Welcome Kiosk’s aesthetic and once complete will provide pertinent information to visitors including: dog loop designation, R Park’s “Do’s and Dont’s” and an R Park map.

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.