JACKSON, Wyo. — Community members gathered yesterday at the grand opening of the new Greenspace on the Block in downtown Jackson.

In August 2019, the Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) placed a conservation easement on the block after a community wide effort to save it from a proposed three-story, 90,000 square-foot hotel or any other future development.

This restricted any further development on the buildings that house Persephone, Café Genevieve, and Healthy Being Juicery. This easement also protects the space between the buildings, which is now known as the Greenspace on the Block —owned and managed by the JHLT for the Jackson community. 

“This free celebration is a toast to the more than 2,500 community members who stepped up to save this historic greenspace in the heart of downtown,” says the JHLT. 

“This project has truly been a way to meet the people of Jackson where they are,” said JHLT president Liz Long. “The Greenspace on the Block is this natural intersection of land conservation and community. We are so excited to celebrate with the people who made  this place possible and kick off a summer of partnership programming with a bang!” 

Photos: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.