Best Parks in America affiliates earned two Park of the Year Honors, nine “A” ratings in a GuestReviews.com survey and a State Association President of the Year award during the recently completed National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo.
According to a press release, the Vineyards Campground & Cabins/Best Parks in America, located outside Dallas in Grapevine, Texas, was recognized as the ARVC Small Park of the Year while Bethpage Camp Resort/Best Parks in America, Urbanna, Va., won Park of the Year honors among the largest parks in the country. The resort, owned by Walt Hurley and his family, won the award for the second time.
“Best Parks extends a warm congratulations to both Joe and Walt on this outstanding recognition. We’re proud to have two Best Parks win Park of the Year honors this year and I doubt there are any more deserving parks than these,” said BPA President David Gorin.
BPA affiliates won 9 of the 42 “A” grade awards from Guest Reviews, more than any other park group or brand.
Best Parks in America park owner Jimmy Felton of Misty River Campground & Cabins, Walland, Tenn., received the State Association President of the Year Award. Felton was recognized by his peers for his leadership and volunteer efforts on behalf of the park industry in Tennessee.
“In addition to being outstanding business owners and executives, BPA owners are industry leaders in many respects,” Gorin said. “Jimmy’s a great example of providing excellent leadership to his own business, but also taking time to give back to the industry as a volunteer leader.”