Denny Quigley (R) and his son, Gary

Denny Quigley (R) and his son, Gary

For the second time in four years, Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest in Harrisville, Pa., has won the “Park of the Year” award from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).

ARVC reported in a press release that the award, which Denny Quigley and his son, Gary, received during a national awards ceremony at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, was issued in recognition of the park’s “exceptionally high levels of customer service, employee training, operational excellence, national directory ratings, and community service.” The facility also received the award in 2011.

The Quigleys were also recognized at the Yogi Bear Symposium in Cincinnati in November with eight awards, the highest being “Facility of the Year.”

One of the newer additions to the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park chain, Kozy Rest is a popular camping destination with organized family activities, weekend entertainment as well as 10 cabins and two yurt rentals.

Denny Quigley said his employees deserve credit – not only for providing their guests with an exceptional experience, but for helping transform the 170-site park into one of the best campgrounds in the country.  “We are grateful for the incredible above and beyond effort our first-class team puts forth daily for our guests,” he said.

When the Quigleys acquired the former Kozy Rest Kampground in Butler County 14 years ago, it was a park in need of TLC with very little seasonal or overnight business. Today, however, the park’s business is booming.

The Quigleys plan to add new playground equipment, a jumping pillow, a jumping pad and also upgrade their fleet of rental bikes before next summer’s camping season. This will complement the park’s many other amenities, which include a recreational hall, swimming pool, mini golf course, mining sluice and a dog park.

The Quigley’s joined the Jellystone Park chain in January of 2011.