Located at 1815 N. A St., the Woodlands RV Park is now open to all travelers passing through Wellington, Kansas.
Dale Hutchison, co-owner of the Woodlands, said the idea for the RV park came about nearly six months ago during a trip to Alva, Oklahoma.
After the discovery of large oil deposits, Alva was overrun with drillers and other workers who had come to labor in the fields. Without enough proper housing in the town to accommodate the oilmen, many were left to pitch tents, or sleep in campers.
“We saw RV trailers parked all over there,” said Hutchison.
“We talked to people at the oil company, and based on their prediction, there are going to be a lot of people coming,” said Hutchison. “We’re planning for a 10 year boom.”
According to Hutchison, the park’s owners wanted to provide residents with every possible amenity, so all 34 parking slots were rigged with underground sewer and electricity hook-ups, along with cable television connections.