New Managing Park Director of Rendezvous “R” Park

May 8, 2014 by parkdirector

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The Rendezvous Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Elisabeth Rohrbach as Managing Park Director, in anticipation of the Rendezvous “R” Park opening this late summer.

Hal Hutchinson, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy Board Chair stated, “Elisabeth will be instrumental in connecting this community with its newest natural resource, R Park. She brings a breadth and depth of experience including development, communications, and volunteer and community engagement, which will suit the park and the community well. We are thrilled to have her on board at this exciting time.”

Elisabeth joins the Rendezvous Lands Conservancy with eight years of experience in nonprofit development and a passion for the outdoors. Having moved to Jackson in 2010, Elisabeth was hired at Grand Teton National Park Foundation, where she most recently excelled as Manager of Foundations and Special Gifts. Prior to Jackson, Elisabeth lived in San Francisco and worked for Room to Read, an international education nonprofit, where she supported a network of 5,000 volunteers who raised over $6 million annually.

About her new role, Elisabeth said, “R Park’s opening is quickly-nearing and I am eager to collaborate with partners and supporters to introduce our community and its visitors to this innovative treasure. The public park will offer breath-taking Teton views, Snake River levee access, walking trails with wildlife viewing areas, and safe streams and ponds for families to explore.”

Working with the community, the Rendezvous Lands Conservancy is making significant progress to build this exceptional gathering place for families and friends. Construction is in full swing and the 40-acre park at the intersection of Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Village is slated to open this late summer. Snake River boat access will be available through the park, as will the new bike path connecting the Teton Village Road bike path to Emily’s Pond via the pedestrian bridge over the Snake River.

Elisabeth began on May 5th and invites individuals interested in R Park to contact her at elisabeth@rpark.org for a personal tour.

Rendezvous “R” Park is a 40-acre community hub that fosters nature, wildlife, creativity and recreation for people of all ages. R Park is north of the Wilson boat ramp access road and east of Highway 390. To view a map and the park’s design plans, please visit the Conceptual Master Plan.

Rendezvous Lands Conservancy (RLC) is a Wyoming nonprofit created by the Jackson Hole Land Trust and The LOR Foundation, Inc. to create, own, operate, and maintain Rendezvous “R” Park, a natural park along Teton County’s Snake River that is open to the public.

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