Happy Campers

Many park visitors want a camping experience, but aren't willing to give up their personal comforts. As a result, the popularity of rental units has soared, and yurts have grown increasingly popular and profitable as a lodging alternative. Pacific Yurts combine the best experiences of tent camping and cabin life; you can hear the comforting sounds of nature while remaining warm and cozy inside. The yurt experience provides lifelong memories and keeps revenue flowing with happy campers who keep coming back. Join Pacific Yurts' many satisfied customers and start a new adventure in your park.

Pacific Yurts: 800-944-0240

Outdoor Living

Vixen Hill has developed an extraordinary selection of pre-engineered cedar products. The modular cedar kits include Gazebos and Pergolas designs. Each has a unique application when enhancing outdoor living. A gazebo is an octagonal shaped shelter, with a shingled or copper roof to provide optimum protection from the elements. The pergola shelter is square or rectangular with an open arbor or barrel roof and available in custom sizes. It offers a place for barbequing and dining in the shade of a botanical canopy.

Vixen Hill Cedar Products: 800-423-2766

The Air in There

Farley air structures are designed and patterned by expert staff, manufactured in Guelph, Ontario, mechanically activated by a licensed in-house HVAC technician and installed by field-trained personnel. Recognizing that follow-up installation support and professional-level seasonal take-downs and put-ups were vital components in the development of a truly well-rounded air structure organization, The Farley Group has established an extensive service sector and maintains a 24-hour "Emergency Response" toll-free hotline. Recent installations include Bo Jackson's Elite Sports in Lockport, Ill., Links & Tees in Addison, Ill., and Four Seasons Golf in Columbus, Ohio.

The Farley Group: 888-445-3223

Shelter Me

The E-Z UPĀ® HUBTM shelter offers maximum visibility, internal clearance height and multi-directional access from within its six-sided hexagon-shaped shelter. The perfect gathering place, the HUB shelter will stand alone or fit together to form large honeycomb clusters allowing greater capacity beneath. Its six-sided top can be branded with logos and digital graphics to attract plenty of attention from all sides. Railskirts and sidewalls can be added to form desired entrance and exit points. Available in 13-by-13-foot or 16-by-16-foot sizes, the HUB is perfect for outdoor events, parks, sports centers, facilities and more.

International E-Z Up Inc.: 800-457-4233

High Standards

Craftsman style architecture came out of the 19th century English Arts and Crafts movement, which emphasized the importance of craftsmanship and a high standard of design. The Craftsman Series shelters manufactured by ICON Shelter Systems Inc. in Holland, Mich., are available in squares, hexagons, octagons and gable-end rectangles in many sizes. This 24-foot Craftsman Hexagon is one of two shelters provided for the park at the Artesia, a gated community development in Sunrise, Fla. It has CC1 Craftsman columns, a T&G roof deck with Patina Green Standing Seam roofing and a powder coated frame finish.

ICON Shelter Systems: 800-748-0985

A Natural Setting

Natural Structures offers eight different series of shelters, pavilions and gazebos creating a spectacular natural setting for weddings, outdoor parties and those out-of-the-way hide-aways. Natural Structures pavilions are clear span and feature fully enclosed roof systems that are bird- and bee-proof. They are available in wood and steel posts with glu lam or steel beams featuring a variety of sizes, styles, materials and options. Custom designs available.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475

Options Abound offers a virtually unlimited selection of pavilions and picnic shelters, gazebos, pool houses, sunrooms, pergolas and other outdoor structures that can all be personalized to your specific needs. The Web site features an interactive design creator for complete customization, as well as live project advisers available to answer questions six days a week. They ship worldwide and offer low freight rates. Discounts available for nonprofit and government agencies. 888-293-2339

Ready for Use

Par-Kut International is a manufacturer of completely assembled custom and standard prefabricated portable steel buildings. Built to customer and code specifications, uses include: guardhouses, booths, shelters, golf course starter buildings, campground contact stations, in-plant and dock master offices, equipment sheds, canopies and more. Customize your structure with an unlimited amount of architectural and accessory options. You may want to include a restroom, meet ADA compliances or increase protection with bullet-resistance upgrades to meet your architectural desires and functional requirements.

Par-Kut International Inc.: 800-394-6599