We’re John and Rylan — founders and builders here at Park, and we’re glad you’re here. We grew up in a small town in Upstate NY, and have been building software since we were teenagers.
When the pandemic hit, Rylan set off in Ellie the RV to see this beautiful country and convinced John to join for a few National Parks.
Staying at campgrounds seemed easy enough, but the abundance of clunky or often nonexistent options to book online soon became apparent. An idea formulated to build a simple and free alternative for these fantastic family-run businesses.
After talking to one particularly frustrated campground, we spent the whole night coding a prototype for them. Just like that, we had our first park on board. From that point on, we’ve built everything with park owner and manager feedback in mind — as you are the most integral part of our company’s DNA.
Continuing to drive across the country, we found park after park that needed simple, free software to manage their campgrounds and make their lives easier — building not only features but memories and friendships along the way.
And we continue to do so, as our team grows and the campgrounds we serve across all of America and Canada do too. We’re committed to providing the best and most intuitive user experience for campers, owners and everyone in between; because we’re all in the business of better human experiences.
Thanks to everyone who’s been part of the journey so far, and to those who will be joining in soon.
Rylan, John & the whole Park Team