Oklahoma Expo Center Ups Amperage at RV Park
The first phase of renovations to the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center’s Fred Humphrey Pavilion in Shawnee, Okla., have been completed at a cost of $84,212.75. The renovations include new restrooms and upgrades to the concession stands, the Shawnee News Star reported.
An additional $22,510 in upgrades were needed for the Expo’s RV park, Michael Jackson, operations manager, said. Those upgrades include 50-amp plugs, water lines and hydrants and gravel for RV pads.
“During the last RV rally we sent 30 RVs off-grounds,” Jackson said. “That cost us revenue.”
Another $9,430 would be used to create a pavilion in the 500 section of the RV park.
“When we have a good sized RV rally they will pay us a $42,000 check when they leave,” Jackson said.
A final proposal for the new parking lot layout would be reviewed at Thursday’s board meeting, Jackson said.
“RV people can be seen around town in their vest during these events,” Jackson said. “They move around town quite a bit.”
Jackson said a total of $125,147 would be needed to finish the second phase of renovations.
“The most complaints we have on the Expo Center are on the lack of amperage,” Jackson said. “They can still run a 30 amp, but we are behind the times on the newer models.”