The Jackson Hole Land Trust has been working with the Town of Jackson and Teton County Parks and Recreation Department to honor the original intent of the Karns Family, donors of the Karns Meadow parcel to the Town of Jackson, by transforming it into a community park. Karns Meadow is owned by the town and is a designated public access open space intended for community use. The Land Trust has worked to address community concerns about the impact of public use on Karns Meadow. After a presentation and vote by the Jackson Town Council in Fall 2016, the Land Trust and the Town of Jackson have since entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to hire a third-party firm to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment of the property. Following the environmental assessment results, the JHLT, in partnership with the Town of Jackson and Teton County Parks and Recreation, will work to gather insights from the community regarding the plans and priorities for the future of the space.