As reported in the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners have approved a contract with GE Johnson for the full scope of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Rec Center expansion, including the development of the 8,500 square-foot community climbing gym in its entirety.

The gym is currently scheduled to open in early 2024.

The TCC worked for more than two years to ensure the gym met the needs of the entire community. Thanks to the efforts of community members who signed petitions, filled out surveys, and wrote letters to elected officials in support of the climbing gym, Parks & Rec increased the size of the gym from 5,750 square feet to 9,700 square feet and retained Entres-Prises as a climbing wall consultant at a critical juncture in the gym’s development—one of the TCC’s key recommendations from the more than seventy hours of research we conducted on climbing facilities around the country.

To all those who helped persuade elected officials of the need for the best possible gym for our community, thank you.