We have been blown away with the amount of support and excitement that we have gotten from our friends, family, and the RV community when we tell them about the plans for our build, but sometimes it can be hard for people to see our vision when all we have to show right now is a giant dirt field. Before we even bought the property we had many discussions about what we would want an RV park to look like and what things we liked and disliked about parks we had stayed at along our travels. It can be a little intimidating build a project from the ground up, but it is also a great opportunity to utilize the blank canvas and create whatever you envision.
We want to build an entrance to our park that is inviting, clean, and most importantly, easy for big rigs to enter into. There is no question that when you travel in a larger rig, you can tell whether the rv park designers or owners have traveled in an RV or not. I can’t even tell you how many RV parks we stayed at across the country that advertised they could accept big rigs, and then we get there and it’s like trying to fit a subway footlong into a school lunch sandwich bag. We want to make sure that when we advertise that we have sites that can fit big rigs, our entrance and roads are also designed for big rigs.
Something we didn’t see as often as we thought we would at RV parks and campgrounds, is a space for children and families to play. We want to have a large grassy area where children and adults can play cornhole, kick around a soccer ball, or simply lay out a blanket and enjoy a relaxing day in the nice weather. This grassy area will be right side the pavilion, where here will be restrooms, an outdoor covered kitchen, and picnic tables. Not only will we have a space for families to gather outside or barbeque, but we will have spaces beside the pavilion that will be designated as spaces for food trucks to come serve delicious local food during the busy season. We want to create a space that is more than just an overnight stop, but a space that can bring people and families together for a memorable camping experience.
We were are grateful that some of the tough, starting points had already been done for us by the previous owners who had a very similar vision for the space as we do. They had already put together some blueprints of the RV park and had gone through the zoning process. Once the property was in our hands it was time to add some of our touches and create the full layout of what we wanted the park to look like when it is complete. In these renderings you can see where we have spaces for RVs, campervans, tents, and where we will have a ‘glamping row’, for those who need those home comforts when they camp and don’t own a rig. Seeing the big picture and being able to share this with others has really helped people see our vision and hopefully get them even more excited about our build project!