Juniper Ridge RV Resort was developed by Global Development Corporation starting in 1985.
Lloyd White, his wife Dorothy White, their son Brent White, and an associate Doug Patterson were all very much involved in the development. Lloyd’s brother, Bryan White was the architect who made the plans of the central buildings and landscaping. Global Development was headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The White men were cowboys and spent weekends at the Rodeo around the area when they weren’t busy here at JR.
The resort, when incorporated, occupied 138.2 acres in Navajo County and consisted in part of Lots 1 through 529. These were improved lots with utilities.
The Juniper Ridge Homeowners Association owns all common areas including green belts, a number of buildings including the Grand Lodge, the Administration Building, the Arts and Crafts building, Laundry and Exercise Building, Pool/Card Rooms and Library Building, and a Golf Pro Shop and golf course. This buildings surround a swimming pool and spa. Also owned are a maintenance building and yard and streets.
There were many other special events planned for the residents. Planned activities like painting classes, exercise classes etc with many enjoying the camon golf course.
The Archive committee is actively working on keeping up with collecting photo of the all the residents. This is our home in the summer but not in the winter although there are 166 family who do stay all year.
In 2015, following Juniper Ridge’s celebration of its 30th year, the club formed to preserve the history of the Juniper Ridge Resort. They have accumulated 18 photo albums with pictures of residents over the past years. A written history of the park is in a folder and all can be reviewed in the Administration Office.
A few of the club activities are:
- Placing new photos of residents, as given to them, in the proper photo album by year of purchase.
- Updating the park history folder with new or updated material such as documents, policies, addendum, etc.
- Placing selected pictures of activities and events in annual photo albums.
- Creating a digital photo album which will include all the activities of 2015 and a special section for our ’30th Anniversary Party’.
All residents are invited to give a photo of themselves. Information about the photo is in a box in the Administration Office near the display of the historical information. You can also email your picture to Eydie Heslip at email@example.com. Information needed with the photo is: 4×6 photo, Lot #, Owner’s names, Place of Birth for both, Career for both, Hobbies for both, States living in for both and Year property was purchased. Any digital photos should be sent to DebbieGretsky@RubyTucson@gmail.com.
Currently there are nine members: Barbara Bauer, Eydie Heslip, Carol McCormick, Lorraine Baillargen, Debbie Gretsky and Judy Tompkins. The goal is to have 10 members. Any interested residents should call Barbara Bauer at 520-235-0474 or Eydie Heslip at 520-616-7121.