Latest Briefs for RV Parks & Campgrounds

April 23, 2013 by · Comments Off on Latest Briefs for RV Parks & Campgrounds 


From The Facts, Clute:

There’s not a single RV park within the Sweeny city limits, but the Sweeny City Council has appointed a committee to make recommendations that could change that.

At their meeting last week, the council appointed a committee of one of its members, one city official and three members of the community to look into the issue and report back with a recommendation.


From The Associated Press:

The director of Alabama State Parks has outlined plans for possible expansion of park lands and ways to pay for budget shortfalls.

Greg Lein says the parks cannot depend on income from a proposed Gulf-front resort for funding. His department is still figuring out where to get the money to upgrade and expand the system. In addition, some repairs and maintenance projects have been delayed or put on long-term hold.

Among the options on the table for creating revenue is finding matching funds for a possible user fee on camping equipment and the sale of vehicles passes that would allow access to all parks.

Since the 1970s, the number of state parks has remained the same, at 22, and officials would like to open new areas for recreational use.\


From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Lake Erie parks in Cleveland are going to be operated by the city parks division again instead of the state of Ohio.

The Cleveland City Council voted unanimously Monday (April 22) to transfer management of the state parks along 14 miles of lakefront to Cleveland MetroParks.

Most of the parks belong to the city but have been leased by the state since 1978.

The Plain Dealer reports that one of the last steps necessary for the deal happened April 1 when Gov. John Kasich signed a $7.6 billion transportation and public safety budget bill.

It terminated state leases on the lakefront parks and transferred $14 million in state money to help bring the parks up to standard.