Tucson, Arizona

Tucson/Lazy Days KOAOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

January, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 7 out of 10 stars

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A huge covered parking structure for those brave souls who stay here during the summer months

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Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This is a very large and busy park.  The guests are almost all
older folks and mostly friendly.  Although it really is a nice
resort and not just called a resort, its location in the city
makes it too noisy for us.  Besides the usual emergency
sirens there were also trains passing fairly close by on
occasion, and I can’t forget the military jets flying around
on most days – and those puppies are LOUD.  Surprisingly,
there is not much traffic noise from outside roads (at least
not where we were located within the park).  Folks in the
office and the other workers were friendly and helpful.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads were paved and sites consisted of fine gravel
for the RV with a small paved pad for the car.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
Level where we stayed and under the solar arrays, and
wide enough to park the car next to the coach.  However,
for drainage reasons several of the entire rows were not
level and would have been difficult for us to level on.
Most sites also had an additional gravel slot for guest
parking.  Spacing between sites was adequate.  Most
sites had a patio area with a small table and four chairs.

Upgraded pull-through sites had lawn areas as well.  We
stayed at site #1332, a back-in site along the north exterior
side of the park near the storage area.  We liked it because
it was away from the office and main traffic areas, and the
storage area provided a quiet buffer between us the the
outside world.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookup 50-amp service was strong, as was the
water pressure.  The Verizon signal to our phones and
boosted hotspot was five bars – yay!  Be aware that
electricity is metered at the site and paid for in addition
to the site fee.  Free Tengo internet was offered, but it was
slow, as expected.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Table and four chairs only, no fire pits and no fires allowed
except BBQ grills.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
All very nice, modern and clean.  There were many showers
in the building by the pool, and they had hooks and chairs
available for the goodies – nice.  The laundry room near the
office had many modern machines and a large folding table.
There was a second laundry room on the property but we
didn’t use it.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Not very pet friendly.  There was a fenced dog run in the
far northwest corner of the property, but most people
seemed to just walk their dogs down the street and make
them do their business in the gravel.  Maybe there were
just too many dogs to fit in the fenced area?  There were
two pools within the park, so kids could use them, but we
saw very few kids while here.  An area at the west border
featured a putting green and horseshoe pits.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
Located in town, so there was no direct access to trails.  It
was large enough to provide lots of interior roads for
walking or riding bikes, but nothing “back to nature” about
this place.

Groceries & other services nearby?
This is Tucson, so everything was available just a short
traffic-laden drive away.  Many large RV service/parts
businesses surround the park, which is the reason we
picked this place to complete some minor repairs.  The
nearby Fry’s supermarket was extremely packed every
day and I was not impressed with their inventory.  A
Safeway was a bit further away, but it was well-stocked
and worth the extra drive.

Comments:
We’re not big fans of Tucson, it’s just too large now with
some bad neighborhoods, bad streets and bad traffic.
There are a lot of choices for RV parks here, and I must
say that although the park itself was very nice we would
try to get into Justin’s Diamond J or Desert Trails RV
Park outside the city if we came back to this area.