Arizona’s RV Parks Gear Up as Snowbirds Exit

Country Roads RV Park is bustling with activity. But it has nothing to do with horseshoe matches, dances, concerts and the dozen of activities offered to residents during the winter season, the Yuma (Ariz.) Sun reported.

The majority of residents will never know about the beehive of activity going on now. The pickleball courts are being reconstructed. The shuffleboard area is being redone. Hot tubs are being reconditioned. “Caution” tape and “Pardon Our Dust” signs are posted throughout the park.

It’s a scene being repeated across Yuma County. Now that winter visitors have headed back north, local RV parks are sprucing up the properties.

Kristin Collings said, “95% of all work is done in the summertime. Winter visitors have no clue. Things are pretty when they leave and things are pretty when they get back.” Collings wears many hats at Country Roads: real estate agent, office manager, property manager and resident.

During the high season, the park was home to more than 2,600 residents and their guests. January, February and March were the peak months.

“The minute it hits 90, they’re gone,” Collings said.

In her view, the winter season was good. “I felt like it was a busy year. It was always full,” Collings said.

She also fielded more requests for information than previous years, many of those from Baby Boomers.

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