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"The campground is loaded with children playing, and the KOA caters to them with activities and outdoor recreational attractions."
After nineteen seasons the Rock Island KOA just continues to add improvements that campers enjoy.
"We are always looking for ways to improve the park and create an environment that allows our guests to fully enjoy the camping experience John said. "Our local guests are the first to comment on the many changes that have occurred during our years of ownership."
People in the area commend them for their improvements, while the city identified their campground as an asset. When they bought their business, they were just looking to get into the campground market and thought a KOA franchise would be the best option.
The Downings enjoy seeing the many families that stay in their park and take advantage of all the great activities. "This is a total turnaround from before," John said. Today the campground is loaded with children playing, and the KOA caters to them with activities and outdoor recreational attractions as well as many local attractions.
John and Carole have three grandsons (age 29, 16 and 9 and a grandchild due in the fall) that help contribute many great ideas and some "interesting" ideas such as free cake for everyone, everyday! We will let you guess which grandson suggested that one...
"We look for appropriate ways to enhance our guest experience as we feel it is up to us to facilitate a great camping experience," John said.