Turning the National Nepean Equestrian Park into a self-sustaining, robust community asset
The Nepean National Equestrian Park (NNEP) has been part of the Ottawa community since the late 60’s run bymunicipal governments. The City of Ottawa has decided that it cannot continue to fund the capital and operatingneeds of the park. At the same time the NNEP has the potential to bene
t a much larger group of residents andtourists, and make a much greater contribution to the National Capital experience – especially in Ottawa’s west end.The following document describes a concept to enhance the existing equestrian park to world-class standards,while also expanding the range of activities and opportunities to celebrate the National Capital Greenbelt. Theaim of this document is to propose the creation of a vibrant “people place”, that promotes enjoyment of theoutdoors and the natural environment of the Capital Region.Under a long-term lease agreement with the NCC, the Wesley Clover Foundation offers to provide approximately$20 to $30 million in capital improvements to buildings and landscape on the site and would operate the facility.
ABOUT THE WESLEY CLOVERFOUNDATION
Based in Ottawa, the Wesley Clover Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Matthews Family, and servesas the not-for-pro
t/charitable arm of Wesley Clover – the world-class investment group that has interests inhigh technology companies, real estate and leisure properties.The focus of the Foundation is to promote excellence in four areas within the local community:
Local community initiatives
The foundation is committed to supporting advances in healthcare research, promoting excellence in educationand creating the next generation of entrepreneurs. A key focus is also the creation of activities that enhance thewelfare of our local community.