Crescent City, Calif., took one step closer to transitioning its RV park into a destination resort by selecting its new name — Lighthouse Cove, according to the Del Norte Triplicate.
As part of an upgrade to the city-owned Shoreline RV Park, Recreation Director Holly Wendt suggested in 2019 a name change, as online searches often brought up other locations and lead to potential guests making reservations there, rather than in Crescent City.
Their first choice, developed by an ad-hoc committee, was Lighthouse Shores. Unfortunately, Wendt told the councilors at their Oct. 19 meeting, on Oct. 5, staff learned local business owners and City Council Candidate Herman Rinkel already uses the moniker for his Airbnb rental apartments.
Wendt said she spoke about the situation with Mayor Pro Tem Heidi Kime, who suggested the names Lighthouse Cove or Lighthouse Beach.
In the ensuing two weeks, Wendt said she conducted an informal survey of the current 26 guests at the RV park with the two options.
“We had a resounding winner and great public feedback with Lighthouse Cove RV Park,” Wendt said. “Eighty-five percent of guests coming through liked Cove above Lighthouse Beach.”