50 years of the John D. Memorial Parkway

MOOSE, Wyo.– Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) is celebrating 50 years of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

This stretch of land between Yellowstone and GTNP was created by Congress in 1972 to honor the contributions of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The Rockefeller name is widely known for a variety of activities, including contributing thousands of acres of land and millions of dollars in support of the National Park Service.

The boardwalk honors his many contributions while protecting a stretch of land that encompasses the northern end of the Teton Range, the Snake River between Yellowstone and Jackson Lake, and habitat for wildlife like moose and grizzly bears.

Toby Koekkoek is a community news reporter and recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about community events in our area and the influential people who make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He loves deep powder and deep thoughts, skateboarding, racquet sports, biking and music. Toby is also a freeride ski coach for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.

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