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Campground Receiving $12-$14 Million Renovation

September 12, 2017 by   - () Leave a Comment

An artist’s rendering depicts what a community hall planned as part of Lake Elsinore’s La Laguna Resort campground renovation would look like.

Lake Elsinore, Calif.’s, quest to transform its La Laguna Resort campground into a “world-class” destination marched onward Tuesday, Sept. 12, with the city council’s consideration of almost $1.5 million in construction contracts.

According to The Press-Enterprise, Assistant City Manager Jason Simpson recommends the council award an $888,000 contract to DMC Enterprises for the installation of a check-in building and kiosk as a part of the city’s RV Resort Rehabilitation Project.

The city rejected the first round of bids in which the lowest was $1.34 million, an amount that Simpson called “excessive” in a report to the council.

Simpson also is recommending hiring Maples and Associates for $559,000, to design and build a swimming pool at La Laguna Resort.

The buildings and pool are among many improvements city officials have planned as part of their $12 million to $14 million makeover of the campground that the municipal agency took over from the state in 1963.

The venue, on Riverside Drive, by the city’s recently built boat launch and beach, had changed little over the years and provided few of the amenities now found at similar parks.

The city’s goal is to transform the grounds into a state-of-the-art facility catering to modern recreational vehicles while also offering camping options such as vintage trailers and yurts.

“I believe this will be a world-class project,” said City Councilwoman Natasha Johnson, an experienced RV camper who is helping to guide the development. “We’re definitely working to make sure it meets that standard. We really have to deliver on this project. I’m probably more excited now because things are starting to come to fruition.”

While the yurts, trailers and a parking area for RV storage rentals have been installed, preliminary work is under way to install more than 230 RV spaces with full electrical, water and sewer hookups. Also, the plan calls for a community hall for gatherings, a concession stand, laundry, showers and restrooms in addition to the pool.

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