General Manager, Tim Deputy, is Recipient of 2015 ARVC Chairman’s Award.

Displaying TimDeputySunNFun.jpgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 10, 2015 - Sun-N-Fun Carefree RV 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 November 2-6 in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is the fifth win for Sun-N-Fun; also the award recipient in 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2014, and the only RV park to win the award three consecutive years in a row.

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, operational excellence, employee training, national directory ratings and community service. Sun-N-Fun was one of three contenders nominated for the award.  In addition to being recognized as Mega Park of the Year, Sun-N-Fun General Manager and Vice President of Carefree Communities, Tim Deputy was the recipient of the 2015 ARVC Chairman’s Award.

“We are incredibly humbled to have received this award for the third year in a row. Our team is very excited as we all know how much hard work goes into operating a park of this size. To see our dedication recognized is an honor, not only for our team, but for all our guests and residents who call Sun-N-Fun home and make this such a great place to be,” said Deputy.

Sun-N-Fun has welcomed guests since 1967 and was acquired by Carefree Communities in July of 2013. With 1,500 sites located on 177 acres on the east side of Sarasota, Sun-N-Fun’s focus is on offering a high standard of recreational facilities and amenities including an award winning spa and wellness center, and is known for its active, community-based lifestyle. The resort offers options for RV sites and vacation home rentals, as well as vacation home ownership of high quality park models.

Colleen Edwards, Carefree Co-Founder, said, “Carefree is focused on owning destination RV resorts in prime North American markets and offering new and exciting lifestyle experiences, exceptional service, and a sense of community for our guests and vacation home owners. Tim Deputy and his Sun-N-Fun team are a great example of the culture Carefree cultivates throughout the organization and in our communities.”

More than 3,000 RV parks and campgrounds across the country are members of ARVC; it is the only national association that exclusively represents the interests of all commercial RV parks and campgrounds in the United States.  Membership includes RV parks and campgrounds, cabin and lodge resorts, membership campgrounds and resorts, industry suppliers and park developers.

Carefree Communities, Inc. is a private REIT which owns and operates over 100 destination RV parks and Manufactured Home communities with over 27,000 sites.  While the majority of communities are located in Florida, Carefree also has properties in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, California, and Ontario, Canada.  For more information visit us online at

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