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Developers are including an RV park in a proposal for a recreational center in downtown Muskegon, Mich., according to a report in the Muskegon Chronicle.
A site plan for the proposed Hartshorn Recreation Center shows space for 62 recreational vehicles, 10 tent sites, a swimming pool, clubhouse and bathhouse on a seven-acre site between the existing Hartshorn Center building and Muskegon Lake.
Cathy Brubaker-Clarke, Muskegon’s director of economic and community development, said the development will add a kind of tourist attraction the city does not currently offer.
“From what we’ve seen, it will be very nicely done,” she said. “It’s going to be good for the shoreline and also it will bring lots of folks into the downtown area.”
John Bultema, a partner in GLM Properties with George Bailey, said he sees the center as a destination for both shorter-term and longer-term visitors, which would include fishermen and recreational boaters as well as families drawn to events like the Muskegon Summer Celebration.
“We’re going to make a good effort at advertising the uniqueness of the site and the gorgeous view,” Bultema said.
Larger motorhomes would be given sites closest to the shoreline, but the layout would be staggered to give all campers an unobstructed view of Muskegon Lake.
The sites all would come with electrical and cable TV hookups, and the developers are thinking of keeping the campsites open year-round.