Best Parks in America announced the addition of four new affiliated resorts in four strategic locations in the U.S.
The new affiliates are Elite Resorts at Citrus Valley, Orlando, Fla.; Strawberry Park, Preston, Conn.; Far Horizons 49er Village in Plymouth, Calif., and Far Horizons Tucson Village RV Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
“Four parks in four corners of the U.S. are terrific,” David Gorin, Best Parks founder and president stated in a news release. “Best Parks in America is thrilled to add a park in one of the nation’s leading tourist towns, Orlando, Fla. Adding first Best Park affiliates in Connecticut and northern California and a new park in Tucson is a giant step forward for the Best Parks network. We hope these new Best Parks will catch the attention of park owners in other key markets and that this is the vanguard of a wave of new network affiliates in key destination areas.”
Details of the four new affiliates follow:
- Elite Resorts at Citrus Valley was redeveloped and is owned by Ed Mayer, the founder of the Elite Resorts brand of parks in Florida. Located just eight miles from the gates of Disney World, Mayer acquired the resort in 2008. It has been completely renovated with brand new facilities, pavered sites, and beautiful landscaping. The resort offers 305 large lots for both ownership and rental.
- Strawberry Park, also managed by Elite Resorts Management Inc, is the first Connecticut Best Parks affiliate. A 160-acre campground in the southeastern part of the state and minutes from Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Strawberry Park offers spacious campsites and a variety of rental units. State-of-the-art facilities include three large swimming pools, two whirlpool spas, Rec Center, arcade, Grill & Creamery and horseback trail riding. “I’ve been in the park business for many years and it’s beyond the time for the industry to move towards branding and segmentation to assist the consumer in making decisions. Best Parks in America is well on its way to becoming the go-to brand for quality RV parks and campgrounds,” said Ed Mayer. “I look forward to helping grow this brand and making a statement that consumers can trust,” he said.
- Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort is located in the Sierra Foothills of California’s Amador County, conveniently close to more than 35 award-winning wineries and Amador Flower Farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Amador County is the heart of California’s historic gold era in the towns of Fiddletown, Plymouth, Dry Town, Amador City, Sutter Creek and Jackson.
- Far Horizons Tucson Village is an RV community designed for discriminating vacationers age 55 and better. Tucson offers great outdoor recreation nearby for outdoor adventure, scenic attractions, outstanding golf, shopping, dining, arts and culture. The resort offers 514 sites and vacation cottage rentals. “I’ve been watching the growth and development of Best Parks in America and honestly, I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to bring my parks in to this brand,” said Chuck Hays, owner of both Far Horizons properties. “I really like the ‘on your own but not alone’ concept of remaining independent but working together with other like-minded owners in building a brand that speaks to the consumer about quality and experience.” Hays has been a leader in the park industry as past president of California ARVC and past chairman of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Both the California and Arizona Far Horizon Resorts have excellent industry ratings and are in the top percentile of privately owned RV parks and resorts in the United States, Gorin noted.