Sun-N-Fun Named ARVC ‘Mega Park of the Year’
Sun-N-Fun Resort and Campground in Sarasota, Fla., was named Mega Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) during its annual hospitality conference held Nov. 5-8 in Knoxville, Tenn. The resort is a flagship property of Carefree RV Resorts, North America’s leading extended stay RV resort brand.
According to a press release, the Mega Park of the Year award is presented annually to RV parks featuring more than 500 campsites and is based on several criteria, including customer service, employee training, operational excellence, national directory ratings and community service. This is the third win for Sun-N-Fun which also received the award in 2008 and 2010.
“We are very excited to receive this award. To be selected as ‘Mega Park of the Year’ is a true honor,” said Tim Deputy, Sun-N-Fun’s general manager and a vice president of Carefree. “It means so much to me and to the entire Sun-N-Fun team to have industry peers select us for this extraordinary recognition.”
Sun-N-Fun Resort and Campground has welcomed campers since 1967 and was acquired by Carefree Communities earlier this year. With 1,500 sites located on 177 acres on the east side of Sarasota, Sun-N-Fun provides a high standard of recreational facilities with an active, community-based lifestyle. The resort offers options for RV site rentals as well as park model rentals and sales.
Colleen Edwards, Carefree’s president, said, “Carefree’s strategy is to own and operate destination RV resorts in prime North American markets that offer a ‘leisure resort lifestyle’, exceptional service, and a cohesive sense of community for our customers and residents. Tim Deputy and his Sun-N-Fun team are a shining example of the culture Carefree aspires to extend throughout our company and in our communities. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication it took for Sun-N-Fun to earn ARVC’s Mega Park of the Year award.”
Carefree Communities Inc. is a private REIT which owns and operates 66 destination RV parks and senior MH communities with over 19,000 sites.