Date of Stay: January, 2014
We have been staying here numerous times since Lazy Days reopened this park. The staff has been wonderful the whole time. The facilities are very good, with the exception of the bathrooms/showers. Those are dated and in need of updating. They are clean but have plenty of spots of mold. There are two good sized pools. The laundry facilities are good. The one close to the office is bigger than the one out back. There are citrus trees all over the park so you can go pick Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit and Limes when they are ripe. We picked a Lime to have in a dish I made last night. One of the best things about the park has been the 24 hour security since the park is in a less than desirable part of southern Tucson. The security people (several of whom are former military, one we met was a former Ranger) patrolled the park all day long and did the same over night. Both entry/exit gates were manned 24 hours a day. Now for the bad part. The park was acquired by KOA in Dec. 2013. As of Jan.1st they no longer have security. I was told by a manager that the KOA staff will be taking over the "eyes and ears" of security. He said that they "could call 911 just as easily as a security person". The main gate is no longer manned during the day, so anyone can come onsite during the day. The main gate is now manned by a KOA employee overnight and they no longer have the property covered during the graveyard shift when any "bad guys" might decide to visit. I was also told that the maintenance dept. was endeavoring to bring the bathrooms/showers up to KOA standards. They are already at KOA standards. Anyone who has stayed at a KOA knows what that means. I am concerned that KOA Corp. is going to turn this into a KOA like the rest of the ones across the country. The staff that was here when it was Lazy Days is mostly gone with a few exceptions. The restaurant no longer has a liquor license and we aren't sure if it will get one. So I have feeling that it will be closed down in the near future. The staff that KOA brought in are, I am sure, very nice folks but they are not the most enthusiastically engaging. Our rate was higher since we were in a grass site.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We have stayed here 4 times and each time we have been very happy. The showers/bathrooms are immaculately clean. The park itself is maintained every day. They have a pretty small pool with a spa. All of the facilities work very well. Can't comment on the wifi since we didn't use it. We have our own. The sunsets are magnificent and can be see from anywhere in the park. The staff is very nice and we have made some friends during our stays. All of the staff is comprised of Workcampers. The only person, to my knowledge, that is paid is the GM. Everyone works hard to make your stay pleasant. The park is close to Sedona and the Red Rock country. Our rate is based on a monthly rate.