On September 21, 2014 over one thousand community members joined the Rendezvous Lands Conservancy in celebration of the immense progress in transforming the commercial gravel pit into R Park, a 40-acre community gathering place to foster creativity and recreation in nature for people of all ages.
A hammock forest, kayaking and paddle boarding access on the big pond, a Teton Science School educational scientific water sampling activity for kids, a video booth courtesy of Jackson Hole Public Art, and fly-fishing opportunities by the Snake River Fund ensured a fun time for all. In addition, there was live music from the local band Maddy and the Groove Spots, barbecue provided by Bistro Catering, free beer from Snake River Brewing, wine from the Liquor Store of Jackson Hole, lemonade from Dust Cutter Beverage Co, and popcorn from Jackson Hole POP!.
The event was also in honor of the opening of the Snake River pedestrian bridge, a project in partnership between the Jackson Hole Community Pathways, Teton County, the town of Jackson, and Friends of Pathways, considered the primary missing link in the Town of Jackson/Teton County Pathways system.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebration!