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Letter from Dianne & Bonnie...

To All Riverside Campers

Its with sadness , that Bonnie and I are advising you that we will no longer be the Activity Directors for the Fall Season .

It has been a wonderful 15 years , that has brought us, an immense amount of fun , laughter and a few tears . ( Bonnie Elliot leaving ) We have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful friends that we will cherish for the rest of our lives .

To have started with 35 people ( Tom Larson was the odd man out ) in 2001 …. to over 600 by Dec 31 last year …. we can sit back and say WOW - what a ride !

The support , and help that we received could not be measured . It is what makes Riverside RV Resort , the place that it is with the reputation that it has . THE BEST !

We think back on some of the wonderful activities that we have organized :

  • Thanksgiving dinner ( it started as a full dinner until just a few years ago when we went to family style )
  • Trip to the Aquarium in Sarasota
  • Trip to the sugar cane fields in Clewiston to see the operation
  • Baking muffins for Tuesday coffee ( we never served donuts until a few years ago ) Scrambled eggs - for breakfast - that we both found out the day we made them that we
    both had an aversion to making eggs …  Hot Toddies - we got caught tasting …. does that surprise you Tuesday AM jokes - that we had to practice, to make sure we could tell them without laughing
  • Mask painting and crafts
  • Soup Night - a favourite of ours
  • Christmas Boat Canal tour , such memorable nights …
  • Christmas Eve - the magic of being away from home but with family
  • New Years Eve - Its Midnight Somewhere - do we know how to party ???

The two years that we alternated being sick . It was a struggle , however the Riverside family volunteers came together to make the season a success.

We think of the activities that we planned for this season . Although not running them they will be loads of fun .

  • Koreshan State Park
  • Hot Mineral Springs in North Port
  • Taco Night with the “SENSATIONS”
  • Soup Night with Heart & Soul

We wish Sandy all the best, and again it was a wonderful ride that we hold very close to our hearts .

Love Bonnie & Dianne


Riverside NEWSLETTER – Winter 2017
by Dieter Euler

In case you have not heard the news: - Riverside RV Resort has been sold, BUT our wonderful life WILL CARRY ON!

In speaking with Sue Spalding, here are two important confirmations:

a) all our site reservations are in effect and honored for this winter, and

b) our Calendar and all activity events are also in place.

So, let’s “roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun…”


Welcome to another glorious and superb season at Riverside RV Resort! Let’s start off – dancing and eating and …. here is Sandy Clark:

Hi All,

     It’s October! It is already time for the preseason announcements, can you believe it? I can’t believe how time flies!

Firstly, let me introduce myself, Sandy Clark. Rick and I have been coming to Riverside for 13 years. This summer I have been busy getting some things ready for this season. Jim Ellis will be coming back, and will be our Chef! He will be making some fantastic entrees, and our talented and wonderful volunteer coordinators and their committees will once again help make Riverside the place everyone wants to be.

     For those of you new to Riverside we welcome your volunteer time, and encourage your suggestions and ideas! They are, for certain, the Magic that is Riverside!

     Let’s see, so my Right Hand Man, Dieter, has the calendar and the Newsletter completed. We have the entertainment booked, grouped dinner themes are set, adventurous outings are scheduled…. Whew! Looks like we are ready for a fantastic 2017 Winter Season!

See You Soon!


Read Entire Winter Newsletter...


Welcome Back To Riverside Dinner Welcome Back To Riverside

  • Thursday, November 3rd
  • In the PAV
  • Cost = $6
  • Happy Hour (BYOB) @ 4:30
  • Dinner @ 5:00
    (Sloppy Joe's, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad & Dessert Included)

Come and catch up on everyone's Summer happenings & find out what's new around Riverside.

  • Please call Riverside at 863 993 2111 to sign up.  Please pay upon check*in at office or by end of day Nov 1 .


Palm TreeCharlotte Harbor Boat Cruise & Lunch at Cabbage Key

On November 10th!  It's gonna be FUN!!  We'll leave Riverside at 8 a.m. Cost is $56.46 per person includes boat trip & lunch.  See the links below for more information about the day & about the cruise line. 

Riverside's Cruise & Lunch

King Fisher Fleet

If you are interested, please call Riverside at 863-993-2111 to reserve your spot.
 You will then pay upon check in. Don't be disappointed, this will sell out fast.


Riverside RV Resort Sold

If you go to the official Riverside RV Resort website you will see that it is now hosted by Encore indicating that ELS (parent of Encore) has purchased the park. In an October 18th conference call, ELS stated that they purchased the park for $20.3 million dollars after working with the owner to sell for several years.

[RV Business Article]


You can place a brick in the path of the Barbara Schiller Memorial Butterfly Garden.

Brick with Ribbon2Remember loved ones through a Memorial/Alleluia brick. The garden was designed by a team of campers and employees who have had extensive experience with gardening and design. Your engraved brick will be one of many bricks that will create a lovely place to remember our campers and their families who have been a part of “our” Riverside family since we opened our doors many years ago.