Ky. Town Planning RV Park, Citing Lack In Area

April 21, 2017 by   - () Comments Off on Ky. Town Planning RV Park, Citing Lack In Area

The Springfield (Ky.) City Council is movning forward with plans for an RV park and campground, the Springfield Sun reported.

Mayor Debbie Wakefield said she was able to meet with an engineer last week and visit the site, and the council has since been provided with some ideas about how the location will be laid out. “We’re ready to move forward,” Wakefield said.

Both options include two phases, said City Administrator Laurie Smith, with the first phase being the installation of hook-ups and platforms for RVs, and the second involving tent sites. The options would also have all spaces facing the Springfield Reservoir. “Everybody gets a front-row seat,” Smith said.

Stephanie McMillin, executive director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, said she is attempting to solicit sponsorship from local businesses and distilleries, due to Springfield’s proximity to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which would help the city and tourism commission cover the cost of installing hookups and building sites for RVs and campers.

McMillin said she has already reached out to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto and hopes to find others willing to aid in this project, something she feels will help draw people, especially RV travelers, from across the country.

“There are no RV hookups anywhere around this area,” McMillin said. “This could be a good attraction and I think we need to take advantage of this opportunity.”

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