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Park Superintendent Canned for Shredding

The superintendent of a California state park has been put on leave while an investigation has been launched into the possible destruction of critical records. The Sacramento Bee reports that the apparent unauthorized destruction of state records was reported by a...

Sun Communities to Buy 4 Mich. Parks

Sun Communities Inc. has agreed to pay $70.8 million for four manufactured housing communities in Eastern Michigan. Sun Communities, a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Southfield, Mich., that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle...

TACO Defends Park in Texas Water War

RV park managers in San Benito, Texas, fear a new ordinance could open their financial records to the city and unfairly penalize them if their count of mobile homes and park models doesn’t match the city’s count. The revised ordinance, which took effect Monday,...

Resource Defense Dooms Pa. Parks Chief

John Norbeck, head of Pennsylvania’s award-winning park system, said the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett forced his resignation last week because of “philosophical differences,” including his opposition to commercial timbering, mining and...

Park Sale Confounds Long-Term Campers

Pinkham and Linda Pacetti say they were as surprised as anybody else when Randy Ringhaver, who purchased Pacetti’s Fish Camp in north Florida from them on Oct. 1, sent out notices last week to the residents of the park that they would have to be out by Jan. 1. “I was...

Vancouver RV Park Earns Marketing Award

Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV Park, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, earned an award from Tourism Vancouver Island for its social media campaign to draw tourists to the area. Marketing coordinator Scott Littlejohn was presented with the...

No Commitment Yet on CEO Shift at ELS

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS), founded by Sam Zell, said its chief executive officer hasn’t made any commitments to become CEO of Equity International, another firm started by the billionaire investor, Businessweek reported. Zell plans to recommend Equity...

National Park Spokesman Takes Own Life

A longtime National Park Service spokesman was found dead in his Northwest Washington apartment in an apparent suicide, the Washington Examiner reported. A NPS spokeswoman confirmed today (Oct. 8) that the agency was notified on Sunday night that Bill Line had died...

CalARVC Opens Directories to RV Dealers

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) is providing RV dealers with print and online marketing opportunities that could strengthen dealers’ outreach to consumers. But they need to act quickly. The Auburn, Calif.-based trade association is...

Changes Afoot at Equity LifeStyle Properties

Real estate tycoon Sam Zell may soon tap the top executive at one of his residential real estate companies to replace the chief executive of Zell’s international business, The Wall Street Journal reported. Zell is expected to recommend this week that Thomas...

CONY Parks Dig Deep for Camp Good Days

A special ceremony celebrating a season-long fundraising effort by Campground Owners of New York (CONY) on behalf of Camp Good Days and Special Times will be held during CONY’s 49th Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry. The Exposition will take place Nov. 1...

Media Exposure Boosts Park's Attendance

How have things been going this year at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Empire, Mich.? “Beautiful and busy,” said Dianne Flaugh, an environmental protection specialist with the national park, which has seen a record number of visitors already in 2012,...