“Why has Walmart turned into an RV resort? Have you seen the parking lot at 6am? It has more than twenty RVs parked there. They don’t leave either. They are there after work too. Takes up so much space during a season where the town is already busy with winter visitors.”
– Parking At Walmart Sucks
Thanks for the question, PAWS. Does anybody remember way back when Parker’s Walmart was being proposed how many people said things like, “Parker can’t sustain a Walmart.” Did we ever make those people eat their words? In retrospect they probably could’ve built one twice the size, with a much bigger parking lot to go with it.
Which brings me to your question about the RVers who use Walmart’s parking lot during the winter, PAWS. First, we should note that Walmart generally likes them there. According to its website: “Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best customers. Consequently, we do permit RV parking on our store parking lots as we are able.”
RVers tend to be well aware of this fact, and are glad to make use of the company’s policy on overnight parking. (Plus it seems reasonable to speculate that Walmart enjoys the added store security provided by all those extra people around at night.)
All that being said, the buck stops with the manager of the Parker store: “Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.”
So, PAWS, if anybody wanted to change the rule that you say turns the Parker Walmart lot into an “RV resort”, they’d need to talk to the manager of the Parker store. Good luck!