QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING A RODEO PARK
1. Q. What land are you talking about? Where is it located?
A. The 48 acres surrounding the Rodeo Grounds in Prescott bordered
by Gail Gardner and Fair Street.
2. Q. What type of facilities would you like to see in the Park?
A. A restored rodeo stadium that could be used year ‘round for
rodeo and other equestrian events, as well as other sporting
events, concerts, and theatrical productions; an outdoor
swimming pool; playgrounds; trails for walking, running, and
biking, and a picnic area. Your ideas are welcome.
3. Q. Why is an archeological dig needed?
A. Indians lived at that site for approximately 500 years from
700 AD to 1200 AD. Pit Houses, two ceremonial rams
heads and a pueblo wall were uncovered when the area under the
rodeo grandstand was originally explored in l934. If a proper
archeological dig were conducted, perhaps we would find out
what happened to this ancient civilization.
4. Q. Who owns the land? Who will administer the Park?
The answer to the first question is the taxpayers of Yavapai
County. The Park will be administered by the county.
5. Q. Where will the money come from?
A. Both the federal and state of Arizona have money for inner-city
parks. The park could hold musical, sporting, and theatrical
events to generate funds.
6. Q. Why do you want a Park?
A. Every well run, productive community has a
central location where its people can enjoy sporting,
theatrical, musical, and educational events.
7. Q. If the fairgrounds becomes a park where will the county
administration buildings be located?
A. In Pioneer Park where several county buildings are already