WICHITA — Almost a year ago to the day, Bill Morris told Have You Heard? about his plans to bring the Air Capital RV Park to 47th Street South and Emporia.
It didn’t happen this spring as planned, but Morris recently received his certificate of operation and opened the park.
“We’ve still got things we’ll probably never finish doing,” Morris says. “There’s always something you want to add or do.”
Morris, a real estate developer who also was a mechanical contractor for 35 years, has owned and operated mobile home parks here in the past and an RV park in Texas.
He’s owned the land where the park is for more than two decades.
Morris says his park, which can accommodate 90 RVs, is entirely concrete and sod grass. He says that’s unusual for Wichita, which mainly has dirt and gravel parks.
Part of Morris’ inspiration for the park came from his own RV travels.
“From running all over the country and seeing what’s available,” he says.
He says improvements to the Kansas Turnpike exchange in that area also help make the timing right for the park, which is about a block off of the highway.
Morris says he’s been working with turnpike officials to take the top spot on a sign along the highway to attract guests.
He likes that the new Kansas Star Casino is just down the road in Mulvane, too.
When announcing Air Capital RV Park last year, Morris boldly declared, “It’ll be the nicest one in this part of the country.”
He thinks it lived up to his prediction.
“It turned out great”