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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Parks and Recreation Winter Services Adjustment

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Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation (TCJPR) winter service levels for 2020-2021 have been adjusted from prior years’ due to COVID19 impacts on budgets and staffing levels.   The main impacts will be felt in the timeliness of sidewalk/pathway clearing and shoveling of entrances to government buildings.  Our goal will still be to finish routes by 9AM daily, however, there will be times during large or prolonged storms that we will work into the late morning hours.   In such an instance ice rink maintenance will be pushed in order to provide safe, connected commuter access within the Town of Jackson.   Changes to our winter service levels for the coming winter:

  • Sidewalk plowing locations in the Town of Jackson will remain unchanged.  We will be adding the new Hansen sidewalk, Jackson St sidewalk connector at Broadway/Elks Lodge and Willow St sidewalk from Hansen to the County Administration building.  Staff will prioritize the Town Core and Safe Routes to School.  
  • Highway 22 from the Town limits to Emily Steven’s Pond will not be plowed.
  • Indian Springs connector from Cherokee Ln. to Highway 22 will not be plowed.
  • Powderhorn Ice Rink will not be established this year.

All other ice rinks; Owen Bircher, Fairgrounds and Alta; will be status quo based on the weather and impacts of large or prolonged snow events.  

Grooming and all remaining pathways will remain the same due to partnerships with Friends of Pathways who will be responsible for the Monday grooming to Noker Draw…THANH YOU FOP!

TCJPR appreciates the support and patience of our community while we manage to provide adequate service levels in this unprecedented time.  For information related to plowing, grooming and ice rinks please go to the TCJPR website and click on ‘Parks and Pathways’- www.tetonparksandrec.org 

 Questions can be directed to Andy Erskine, Parks Manager, at aerskine@tetoncountywy.gov.  

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