Construction is underway at Usery Mountain Regional Park, managed by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, to replace aging electrical and lighting systems with innovative new technologies that will enhance the experience for families and recreational users.
Rosendin, the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm with a regional office in Tempe, is working on a complete overhaul of the electrical work at Usery Mountain Regional Park, at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains in Mesa, to upgrade the campgrounds, and archery range.
At the archery range, Rosendin will replace the 25-year old lighting poles with innovative, high mast tower lighting at all six courses. This futuristic, vapor proof LED lighting system is more efficient and longer lasting, making it easier for archers to shoot at night and potentially attract more tournaments. Workers will also upgrade the electrical service, distribution board and power panels to the customer service area.
Maricopa County will close the Usery Mountain Archery Range to the public starting on August 12 for approximately two months during construction.
In addition, Rosendin is upgrading the 30-year old electrical systems at the Usery Mountain Regional Park campsites to keep up with today’s increased electrical demands from modern RV’s (recreational vehicles). Rosendin is replacing all 75 electrical boxes throughout the camping area and working with SRP to upgrade the transformers that feed five main lines going to the campgrounds.
Usery Mountain Park campgrounds will remain open during construction; however, roadside barricades will block off areas to the public as a safety precaution. These electrical projects are expected to be completed in October.
“Rosendin is thrilled to be an integral part of these electrical projects in the county park system where we can bring the newest technology to public recreational areas where it can benefit everyone in our community,” said Larry Bruel, Rosendin Project Manager for the Usery Park project.
“Our team has been working diligently over the past couple of years to update our existing infrastructure and bring new amenities into the parks. I think park visitors will be pleased with the updates that have been made,” added R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department.
The Usery Park construction is the latest in a series of upgrades planned for Maricopa County parks. In April, Rosendin completed a one-year project at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Goodyear to upgrade electrical and lighting fixtures at the camp ramadas, playground, and host area.
The County also has plans to upgrade McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills and White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell in the coming years.