Partners in Participation
In the late
1980s, Park Sierra began as a cooperative venture by people like
yourself who loved RVing and who wanted to create an Escapees RV park in
the Sierra Nevada foothills. They fulfilled their dream by creating a
most beautiful parkóbut not without contributing a lot of sweat equity.
Guess what? Park Sierra continues to require sweat equity, not only for
maintenance and improvement of the physical grounds but also for
community building. As a member, you are expected to find ways
you can contribute to the community. You will not be alone in this
daunting task because your PIP mentor can assist you in matching your
skills, passions, and interests to the needs of the park. Much of our
work and community building is accomplished through committees, and your
PIP mentor may also help you navigate the committee maze.
you fall into that group of people who think they have no skills or
nothing to contribute, think again. Consider learning a new skill or
sharing responsibility for a task that someone else is doing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do I have to work?
A. As a member of Park Sierra you will sign an agreement to abide by
the rules and bylaws. The bylaws state that each member contributes to
the well being of the park while in the park.
Q. Do I have to work every day?
A. No. There are some jobs that may be periodic, seasonal, or on-going.
Q. How do I participate when Iím traveling?
A. Our bylaws require that we participate when we are in the park,
however some have found ways to contribute even while traveling.
Q. Do I have to give up my membership if I am not willing to work?
A. If you are unable or unwilling to participate in the operation of
Park Sierra, this may not be the place for you. Remember this is a
private park for people who participate in its upkeep.
Q. Will I ever be able to sit back and relax?
A. Yes, there is plenty of time to relax. Some members find working in the park relaxing. Some find it stimulating, Most have fun working with other members. Both socializing and solitude find their times and places at Park Sierra.