A developer is putting in a bid to purchase the land around the Washington State Horse Park (“WSHP”) in Cle Elum, WA. While the Park’s 112 acres and most of the cross country tracks will remain intact, the trail system will be gone. We won’t have access to this safe, equestrian only trail system anymore. The proposed site plan will be eliminating all of the existing trails in order to install 673 manufactured homes and up to 661 RV sites. You can find extensive information about the development plans including site maps at the City’s website www.cityofcleelum.com.
The reason for this petition is to save 75 acres for the trail system and 8 acres around the covered arena/livestock holding pen area for equine use exclusively. There are so few areas left in Washington that are equine exclusive. This land is currently used for events and competitions that draw hundreds of equestrians to Cle Elum each year. These individuals, in turn, support Cle Elum’s restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. High caliber events offered at WSHP have brought in many famous equestrians from a wide array of disciplines including former Olympians Karen and David O’Connor. Additionally, recreational equestrians utilize the trails as a safe environment to exercise and train their horses.
To further support this effort, you can write an e-mail the City of Cle Elum at email@example.com and referencing the 47 Degrees North Project. More information about this project is available through this link: https://cityofcleelum.com/city-services/administrative-services/public-notices/proposed-47-north-project/.
Thank you for supporting Washington State Horse Park and Equestrians of Washington!
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