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O’Leary Makes $1 Million in Improvements at His Two Parks

January 17, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

George O'Leary

Tucson RV park owner George O’Leary is putting the finishing touches on $1 million worth of improvements at his two Rincon Country RV Resorts.

“You would not believe the number of people who have complimented us,” said O’Leary, who recently resurfaced the roads and completed other cosmetic improvements to his two Rincon Country parks.

While the improvements have yet to translate into increased business for his two parks, O’Leary says it is imperative for RV park and resort operators in Tucson and across the Sunbelt to continually make improvements to their parks if they want to continue to attract today’s snowbirds, according to a news release.

“I remember when we opened our first Rincon Country park in 1970,” O’Leary said. “Our first renters were World War I retirees and Depression Era campers – a very frugal and easy to please group of people.”

Today’s snowbirds, however, are increasingly looking for high quality amenities and facilities, which means park operators have to continually upgrade their facilities if they want to retain or expand their marketshare.

“We are continuously improving the appearance and modernization of our resorts,” O’Leary said. “Quite often when folks drive into our parks, they say to us, ‘This looks like a new park.’ They are surprised to learn that Rincon County East opened for business in 1979 and Rincon West in 1984.”

In addition to making cosmetic improvements, O’Leary has also hired a new activities director for each resort and expanded his parks’ offering of activities, including classes and professional live entertainment, including comedy shows, celebrity impersonators and musical entertainment. Classes include arts and crafts, woodcarving, pottery and ceramics as well as lapidary and silversmithing. The resorts also offer periodic seminars on health related topics as well as potlucks, wine tastings, dances and other social events.

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