RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Kearney Hub:
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Board has approved six outdoor recreation projects, including one in Arapahoe, which now awaits funding approval at the federal level through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Arapahoe project is a nine-pad RV park, half-mile fitness trail and nine-hole disc golf course at South Park in Arapahoe. The project received $127,675.
Other projects expected to be funded are in Cambridge, Ceresco, Elmwood, Beatrice and Johnson. The National Parks Service still must approve the funding.
Nebraska’s 2012 apportionment from the fund is expected to be $424,000. Recommended funding for the six projects totals $432,101, but unobligated LWCF funds also are available.
Camping fees for Assateague Island National Seashore will increase on Feb. 1.
The cost of regular sites in the Oceanside and Bayside campgrounds will increase by $5 a night, bringing the fee to $25 a night for the summer season. Group sites will increase by $10 a night and horse campsite fees will go up by $5 a night. The cost for backcountry camping will also increase.
Entrance fees for Assateague Island National Seashore will remain unchanged.
The rate hikes, according to park officials, are intended to stop the growing gap between Assateague’s rates and those of nearby campgrounds.
“Camping at Assateague will always remain a bargain,” said Trish Kicklighter, superintendent of the park, “but we need to keep our fees a bit more in line with other local destinations. It’s also important to note that 80 percent of the fees collected come back to the park to fund projects such as the recent improvements to the campgrounds and the new beach access boardwalk.”
From a news release:
Cavco Industries Inc. will release earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 on Feb. 2 after the close of market. Senior management of the Phoenix-based manufactured housing and park model builder will discuss the third quarter results in a live webcast the following day, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. EST.
From the Jacksonville Daily Progress:
Officials in Rusk said they have narrowed the search for a location for a proposed sports complex to two sites.
A committee met Tuesday and narrowed down the search from three locations to two.
One location is off Atoy Highway, near the Kampgrounds of America (KOA). Officials said this location would be the cheapest to develop, but has limited room for expansion.
The second location, on the backside of Jim Hogg Park, would be more costly to develop because a roadway would need to be constructed to access it, and the dirt work on the land would be more expensive, but this location has ample room for expansion.
“Initially we were thinking we wanted to build it as economically as possible,” Mayor Angela Raiborn said. “But when we really got into it, the ability to expand is a pretty big deal and the community doesn’t want to be locked into a site where they can’t expand.”
Mark Spencer, president of MHS Planning & Design, who the city has hired to help design the project, said his company has run cost estimates for the Atoy Highway site, but not for the Jim Hogg Park site.
Spencer said if the city chooses to go with the land near the KOA, the estimated total cost for the project would be $2.5 million. This would include two softball fields, three baseball fields, a spectator plaza, concession area, a 250-spot parking lot and one multipurpose field that can be used for both football and soccer.