The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the LOR Foundation to realize the vision established for Rendezvous Park (R Park) by and for the community. The LOR Foundation and JHLT partnered in 2011 to purchase the 41-acre property which is located to the north and west of the Highway 22 Bridge over the Snake River and includes the Wilson boat launch, a popular community access point for boating, angling, swimming, and pedestrian paths along the levee.
Over the past five years, R Park has been reclaimed from a private commercial gravel pit into a public-access natural park visited by over 5,000 people a year. The new grant from the LOR Foundation will allow JHLT to complete the park’s transformation, providing visitors with a better park experience including a welcome pavilion, connected pathways and bridges, permanent restroom facilities, trail signage, a picnic shelter, bike racks, benches and additional landscaping and reclamation.
Read the full press release here.