Financial Success: 0050.0694

TOURIST PARK WAS SUCCESS FINANCIALLY. – Rent From Cabins Was Best Feature. – Swimming Pool Was Added Attraction and Was Good Drawing Card For Visitors. –

            Despite general adverse conditions during the past summer the Cranbrook tourist park made a splendid showing on it’s season’s operations.  The park was closed the end of the month and the swimming pool was drained.  A.S. Ward, the caretaker, has been boarding up the cabins, gathering the tables and seats and generally fixing things up for winter.

            Was Good Season. – Mr. Ward has filed his report with the city.  It shows that 1093 tenting tickets were issued which brought in $554.00.  Day parking fees amounted to $40.50.  There were 904 cabin tickets issued, with a revenue of $1,145.50.  The total receipts amounted to $1,740.00.  It will be noticed that the cabins provided the best paying feature, and more could have been rented had they been available.  Many nights all were rented and people were turned away.  The Gyro swimming pool proved an added attraction for the tourists.  Its immediate proximity to the park and the fact that the use of it was free offered two strong drawing features.  In several cases tourists remained over for an extra day or so in order that their children and themselves might take full advantage of it.

            The fact that the park was well conducted and offered good accommodation was passed along by the travelers, and Cranbrook thereby gained much favorable publicity both far and wide.  In that way considerable outside money was brought here and spent with Cranbrook merchants.  Hotels, garages and service stations report a quite satisfactory season.  It might have been better, they say, but taken by and large they have no complaints to make.

0050.0694: Financial Success

Cranbrook Tourist Park was finanically successful this camping season, with rents from cabins being top money maker.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 9, 1930
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

tourist park swimming pool caretaker tenting tickets cabin

Subjects:

People arrow Wardarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Parks, Monuments arrow Tourist Parkarrow
Social arrow Campingarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Services arrow Swimming Pools arrow Cranbrook Gyro Poolarrow

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