WestWorld is a premier, nationally recognized, user-friendly equestrian center and special events facility serving our community and visitors.
The City of Scottsdale entered into a Cost-Sharing and Land Use Agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation to operate and develop the initial 132 acres of Bureau property, now identified as WestWorld.
The agreement clearly identifies that the City "agrees to operate the project land for optimum enhancement of general recreation consistent with authorized project purposes".
The City of Scottsdale was operating the Cholla Park Equestrian facility next to the Scottsdale Airport. Expansion of the runways was requiring the removal of Cholla Park as a City facility. The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Scottsdale entered into this agreement for use of the Bureau land in order to develop Scottsdale Horseman’s Park as the first new development on this Bureau property.
Scottsdale Horseman’s Park replaced and added the amenities at Cholla Park, but was not a replacement of the City of Scottsdale facility. This development was a new facility on Federal land subject to all policies and procedures of the Bureau of Reclamation.
This original agreement, Contract No. 2-07-32-L0793, clearly identifies the need for development of general uses. At no time does the agreement indicate that Horseman’s Park will be developed for equestrian uses only.