Major Changes Planned for Pennsylvania Park
Along with doubling the number of sites at Tohickon Family Resort, formerly known as Tohickon Family Campground in east-central Pennsylvania, new ownership wants to add several features, including a splash pad where children can safely play in only an inch or two of water while getting sprayed, play areas using the natural features of the site, a nature trail, disc golf and a pet park, the Montgomery News, Port Washington, Pa., reported.
“Most of the RVers today travel with pets,” Bud Surles, the designer of the project, told the East Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors Nov. 8.
Many are also traveling in fairly expensive vehicles and bringing along grandchildren, so they appreciate the additional security features, he said.
“It’s a gated community,” Surles said. “It’ll be closed at night.”
Recreation vehicles are too big to go through the covered bridge near the entrance to the site, but the bridge adds to the attraction of the area, Surles said.
The plans also include the Sheard’s/Clymer’s Gristmill, which is on the National Historic Registry. Built in the early 1800s, the mill remained in operation until the 1960s.
“The gristmill, over a period of years, will be restored,” Surles said.
Earlier this year, Travel Resorts of America began managing Tohickon Family Resort and has an option to buy the property and business on the Tohickon Creek at the East Rockhill/Haycock border.
The company sells memberships that can be used at any of its sites, the nearest one of which is at Gettysburg, Robert Bouse, director of resort operations, said.
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