I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2023. We are still busy and hard at work improving our Resort and adding to our Guest Services / Activities for the remainder of the winter season and beyond. The holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s was active and festive. Thanks to all staff and volunteers for the beautiful decorations, wonderful meals and fun activities.
A covered outdoor activity area has recently been installed behind the Activity Center. This area is for guest use for informal and personal enjoyment. If you plan a group activity that you wish to be held there, please coordinate with the Guest Service staff to make sure your event does not interfere with another planned event. Only guest services staff can approve group activities. As always, private events are not allowed in Belle Parc community buildings or areas.
We will begin serving more meals out of our Activity Center kitchen. The first breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, January 21. Watch for your Sunday email from Glenn Woods, our Guest Services Director for more information, and see below for more Activity updates.
Our thanks to the guests coordinating the Friday Fireside activity. This has been a big hit and we are happy that the fire pit area is getting a lot of use this year. Please let our staff know if more wood needs to be brought to that area.
Improvements to the Pavilion continue; we have added a dance floor area in front of the stage. We plan to expand this area; we had a great turnout on New Year’s Eve and that area was full. Lighting outside the Pavilion has been improved and we will be adding reflective road markers in the cross-walk area between the Pavilion and the Fitness Center restrooms. Whenever permits and inspections allow for further improvements, restrooms will be installed inside the Pavilion.
The Corn Hole games and Shuffleboard courts have new score towers installed. New Shuffleboard cue sticks have been purchased. We appreciate Derrick and Diane coordinating this activity.
We plan to install a guest area in Phase 3 (the premium sites and park models bounded by the farm, the Nature Reserve and the subdivision). Plans are for this to be a stand-alone gazebo-type area with built-in seating. Details will follow.
Belle Parc has sold the last of our Park Models on site.
Please do not drop “slap” weights in the Fitness Center. This causes the cables to fall off the pulleys and will eventually break the ropes. When you add more weight over your strength limit, it can lead to injuries. Please make sure that you have added only the weights that you can execute without breaking form. Clanking the weights is also is not good for your workout (it takes pressure off the muscle being worked).
If you hear a loud “boom”, it could be the CEMEX Brooksville Cement Plant and Quarry operations. They are located at the intersection of Yontz and Cobb Roads and mine rock for concrete, aggregates and related products.
Please see more information below from our Maintenance, Activity, Reservation and Mail Center staff.
Welcome to our guests who have arrived since our previous seasonal newsletters were published. If you did not receive a copy, you can pick one up in the Mail Center, Activity Office or Welcome Center TV / Internet Café room on the table just outside the reservation office. These can also be accessed from our website http://www.belleparcrvresorts.com/. The link Current Newsletter is just below the photo banner on the home page. There is a lot of important information on these newsletters and I recommend you read them. If you are unable to access them from the website, please send an email to email@example.com and I will email you a copy.
I am developing a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website in the hopes that newsletters can be streamlined for our guests who stay the year or season, but also give new guests important information on the Resort that is easily accessible. I will continue to send weekly emails to current guests as needed for reminders, notices and concerns.
Thank you for choosing Belle Parc for your stay. If there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Woods, Resort Manager
You should receive an email every Sunday with that week’s activity information listed. If you are not receiving these, please let us know. The following activities will occur between now and the end of the season. Detailed information will be sent via the Sunday email as information becomes available. Please check the Monthly Calendar and Recurring Activities List each week, as these change throughout the season as events are continually being added and/or updated.
- Saturday Breakfast weekly
- Tuesday and Thursday dinners weekly
- Super Bowl Party (Tim Fisk at Site #40 is selling squares at various price-points if you are interested see him for the squares. If he is not available, please see our activity staff.)
- Beginner Line Dancing Classes
- Euchre Tournament
- CPR/First Aid/AED training for staff and guests.
- Valentine’s Card Stitching Class
- Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance
- Dinner Cruise
- Pot Luck
- Chili Cookoff
- St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance
- More Meet N Greet Live Music
- Blood Drive
- Medicare Seminar
- Yard Sale
- Craft Fair
- Ladies’ Luncheon
- Hudson Dinner Theatre – Buddy Holly or Sister Act
- Volunteer and Staff Appreciation Day, March 17
- Guest Appreciation Day, March 24
Thanks to all our volunteers who make some of our activities possible. As you can tell by our recurring activity list and other activities and functions that we communicate via Channel 3 and emails, we could not offer as wide a variety of things to do without your help. If you are interested in leading an activity, a class, or a group, please let us know by visiting the Activity Office, by calling the office at 352-593-5852, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Propane Delivery – Sunrise Propane delivers propane for Class A, Class B or Class C motorhomes only. Payment is due upon receipt and you must be present. Deliveries are on Wednesdays. The Signup sheet is now permanently located in the Mail Center year-round on the bulletin board. If you have portable tanks, the closest place to take them is Tractor Supply Company, 18741 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. Their phone number is 352-799-2551.
Cable TV channel 3 is a guest guide and includes important information about Belle Parc procedures, regulations and activities.
Books, puzzles and games are stored in the Activity Center for guests’ use. There are also books in the TV room in the Welcome Center and more paperback books are in the Fitness Center cabinets.
Activity sign-up sheets are still in the inside hallway of the Activity Center for scheduled and recurring activities.
Copies of calendars and recurring activities are available at the entrance to the Activity Center, the TV room in the Welcome Center and the Mail Center.
There is a public Friends In Belle Parc group on Facebook that is available for guests to communicate with each other. If you would like to be added to that group, search for the group within Facebook or follow the above link to send a request to be added to the group. If you experience difficulties, let our Guest Services staff know by stopping by the Activity Office or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need service or have a question for Belle Parc staff, please call the office. We strive to post activity communications to this group but do not monitor it as closely as we do our emails. Any questions or problems will be addressed more thoroughly and quickly by contacting the appropriate staff.
Glenn Woods, Guest Services Director
GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE
If you need assistance with any maintenance, grounds, modem or IT issues, please contact the office and they will complete a work order request so service requests can be prioritized. We have fulfilled over 500 work order requests since October 1. We appreciate your patience; we process all work orders, including for Internet as soon as possible, most of the time on the same day of the request.
Mike Fuller, Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor
Greetings to our new and returning guests.
We would like to remind our guests as the busy time is here, you can come down to the Reservation office to sign up to get your bills paid automatically by signing the credit card authorization form. It only takes a few minutes to do this. We are not authorized to charge your card on file without your specific approval for each use. Without the credit card authorization on file, you will need to come to or contact the office on or before your check-in day each month to pay your bill. We also take invoice payments with your approval by email for your convenience.
In the Reservation Office we also have rolls of quarters for you to buy; rolls of $10 only.
We are selling jackets, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, golf shirts, t-shirts (hats will be arriving soon) in a variety of great colors with the Belle Parc logo.
Season 2023-2024 reservations – we will have an “open house” for 2023-2024 reservations as soon as rates have been approved by our corporate office. This includes renewals for our yearly guests. We will send out an email to all registered guests outlining the process and deadlines. Flyers will be posted on all buildings and message/bulletin boards. If you expect to be away from the resort during that time, please ask the office for a Renewal Request for 2023 – 2024 Season. The first phase will be for guests who want to remain on their current sites and the second phase will be for current guests who want to move to another site. More details will be distributed soon. The Welcome Center TV room is open to guests after office hours to hang out with friends or family, play games at the tables, check out the Belle Parc and Nature Coast concierge binders, pick up activity related literature, watch TV or just check out our library with a variety of books. The Help Desk is an office workstation in this area and we ask that guests not use this area during the day for gatherings. Feel free to come in anytime to pick up a book or resort information or to use the Internet Café for limited times.
Rhonda, Kim, Susan, Deb
The Mail Center received a total of 2,318 packages during December. Thank you for your patience as it takes awhile to sort and place mail in the personal, locked mail boxes.
Please help us keep our small storage area available for new mail by picking up your mail, especially packages, as soon after they are delivered as possible. We notify guests when packages arrive either by email or phone call. Bins are available for smaller packages and the key to the appropriate bin will be in your mail box. Please return it after use to the locked key box on the front counter. The lobby and mail boxes are accessible 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.
You will need to have your mail box key. Staff will not give mail to anyone across the counter.
Quarter rolls and a limited number of stamps are also for sale in the Mail Center. We have free fax and copying capability.