Destin Developer Craig Kruse, owner of Santa Rosa RV resort in Navarre, is planning to build a RV resort featuring a $2 million water park on land he purchased eariler this year along Interstate 10 at Highway 87 S in East Milton.
County records show Splash RV Resort, LLC purchased the 36.55-acre parcel in January for $625,000.
Kruse told South Santa Rosa News on Wednesday that the 6-acre water park will include a lazy river, zip line, adult pool and splash pad.
“I love the business,” he said, noting his existing RV park in Navarre employs 10 people. He said the new park will employ between 60-70 workers.
“I am thrilled to hear we have a new RV Park coming to Santa Rosa County,” Julie Morgan, tourist development director, said. “The location will be excellent for transient visitors as well as snowbirds. We truly value our RV Parks in Santa Rosa County. They are instrumental in our bed tax growth and target a certain market of travelers that is growing rapidly.
Additionally, Kruse is one of the partners developing The Boulevard retail and entertainment complex in Navarre.