Winter visitors to the Isla Blanca RV Park on South Padre Island will now have to follow a much different reservation method in order to get an RV space at the park.

For years, people who rented out RV spaces were able to reserve a spot for the upcoming season right after checking-in with their RV. Now, spots are renewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

“You stayed in the park, you could pay a deposit for the following season,” said Cameron County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Vega. “Now, it gives everybody an opportunity, an equal chance.”

Rolando Flores is happy his family is finally able to get a spot for their RV at Isla Blanca RV Park on South Padre Island.

“We’ve lived […] all our lives in Cameron County and it was kind of an ‘if and when you can get a spot,” Flores said.

Those wishing to have space for their recreational vehicle at Isla Blanca Park between October and December must make reservations starting this Sunday, June 10, at the park’s office either in person or over the phone until spaces run out.

On June 16, the park will begin reservations for January through March.

Flores says people should come prepared— spaces are first-come, first-served.

By late August 2019, park officials say there will be even more amenities, including a new amphitheater and event center on Isla Blanca.

The event center and amphitheater will be able host concerts and large gatherings. The project was passed by a referendum vote in Cameron County for a total cost of $6.6 million using mostly venue taxes.

by CBS 4 News

Saturday, June 9th 2018