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Napa Valley Expo to expand RV park

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- Over the past two months, the 21-space park has been at 98 percent occupancy, Expo CEO Joe Anderson told fair directors Tuesday. Since the Expo redid the RV park two years ago, making it more of an all-weather facility, revenues have been higher than expected, he said.

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Keystone Commercial Capital refinances Tucson park model resort

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The five-year fixed rate loan was used to refinance the property’s existing debt that was set to mature in November of 2009. South 40 RV Ranch has 230 home sites containing both park model homes and rolling RVs. Over the previous 12 months Keystone’s Manufactured Housing Group, headed up by Charlie Williams, has arranged loan closings or loan commitments for $250 million in manufactured housing and RV community loans.

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Judge allows Florida RV park’s lawsuit against county to continue

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The Walton County Board denied the project based on an un-adopted standard made up by Walton County after receiving public opposition to the project. The county had argued that, as a matter of law, Jolly Bay was precluded from asserting federal due process and takings claims against the county. The denial of the county`s motion allows the lawsuit to move forward. If successful, the county, and its taxpayers, will have to pay Jolly Bay`s damages and attorneys` fees, which are well in excess of the county`s $1 million in insurance coverage.

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Some California state parks to close midweek

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- “In order to maintain high quality service and public safety standards during high-peak visitor use periods experienced during the warmer summer seasons, weekends and holidays we must reduce services during slower non-peak visitor use periods such as weekdays during the winter and spring seasons,” said Krueper.

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Pennsylvania state parks recognized as No. 1 in nation

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The Gold Medal Award, presented every two years, is the highest honor a park system can receive. Winners are determined by a panel of parks and recreation professionals that evaluate application materials with an emphasis on excellence in long-range planning, resource management, citizen support systems, environmental stewardship, program and professional development and agency recognition. Emphasis is given to addressing the needs of those served through the collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials.

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Bulldozer levels Florida RV park to make room for grocery store

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- The old A-frame building used to be the center of a 10-acre RV park at the northwest corner of Alternate A1A and Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Steam shovels tore it down Friday as the first step in building a 46,000-square-foot Publix. Construction is expected to start later this year.

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Texas campground owners group convenes, plans new website

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- During the event, the association unveiled the look and feel of a significant rebuild of their consumer website at www.texascampgrounds.com. The new site will be very visually appealing, extremely content rich with very robust search capability. Changes to member park information can be made immediately on the new site which goes live at the end of the year. The new site will continue to garner more visitors than any other state camping site featuring more than 400 private campgrounds, said Schaeffer.

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Michigan tribe to build indoor waterpark with adjacent RV park

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- The 45,000-square-foot water park with rides and slides will have a retractable roof or wall to let the sun in during the summer. Tribe officials also say they expect to open a 67-space recreational vehicle park next to a 40-acre lake near Mount Pleasant. Construction on that phase will start in the spring.

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Partying, explosions irk neighbors of Idaho RV park

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- "On big holidays, there are huge amounts of people out there, cases of beer stacked high and Sobe bombs thrown in the fire with glass flying," Commission Chairman Paul Romrell said, repeating the complaints of the Egin area residents. "This goes on all night."

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Minnesotans flock to state parks in September

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- A report released this week shows vehicle permit sales for September 2009 were the highest on record, with sales of annual permits up 36 percent from September 2008 and sales of daily permits up 32 percent.

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