An RV park planned for the beach in Wildwood New Jersey is not happening this year.
But it could be back.
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano says the upscale RV park was undone by a case of “not in my backyard.” He says residents had a number of objections.
“The fact that they tried to portray it as a trailer park,” said Troiano. “You had to hear the comments. ‘My daughter will get raped if she walks by there. They will be selling drugs out there there, there will be drinking and carrying on.’ These are mostly retired people there’s going to be a manager on site there’s going to be security on site.”
Troiano says he expects the RV park to come next year after a better location is found on the beach. He’s also expecting some other new attractions next summer.
“You are going to see professional volleyball you are going to see paddleboards, surf beaches cabanas beach bars, storage boxes it’s going to be a microcosm of a lot of things happening on the beach,” he sadi.
Troiano says it’s all designed to bring in new revenue, allowing Wildwood to continue not charging a beach tag fee.