Arizona RV Park Reopens Under New Owners
Like the mythological phoenix, the Golf Course RV Park in Safford, Ariz., has risen from its ashes to be reborn anew, according to the Eastern Arizona Courier.
The office is no longer vacant; the utilities are back on; the pool is to be refilled; and the first paying customer has parked at the newly christened Golf Course RV Park & Sales.
The RV park, which first opened for business during the construction boom in 2007, was closed in October 2009 after its former owners could not come to terms with the city in regard to its utility bill. The park owed about $26,000 in outstanding charges that were ultimately paid to the city when it was recently sold.
New co-owner and manager Bob Hancock said the reopening of the park is positive for both himself and the community. He said he has spent most of his life working in or helping manage mobile home parks with his father, Ivan Hancock. Bob said Ivan started mobile home/manufactured home parks and sales in the Gila Valley in 1963, and he is proud to carry on the family tradition.
In addition to a daily rate rental of $25, Hancock plans to sell RV-rated park model units for seasonal and year-round use. The units will start at about $39,900 and come with a year's free rent. Hancock said he will also offer rent discounts in a variety of ways, including those who rent for six months or a year at a time and discounts for ARP and AAA users, among others.
"We really want to help the area and make it an enjoyable place to live," Hancock said.
He said while the park's daily rate rental is slightly higher than other area parks, the Golf Course RV Park & Sales is the newest and most modern with a state-of-the-art clubhouse and amenities.
"We want to be very competitive with our rates," Hancock said.