The couple's fenced park, located in the picturesque town 7,000 feet high, has as its centerpiece, a memorial fountain and a 600-pound steel girder from the twin towers, a donation from New York City.
2001-Purchase in June of nine parcels of land in center of Fawnskin by Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels
2002- Landscaping of Fawn Park begins; request to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for remnant of Twin Towers
2003-Park incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation for public and charitable purposes; NYC donates 600-pound steel girder from the Twin Towers
2006-Construction of outdoor stage, volleyball and horseshoe courts, picnic tables and fountain with 9/11 memorial display; park closes to the public in July
2007-9/11 memorial fountain completed
The park, owned by singer/actress Shirley Jones and her husband, comedian Marty Ingels, was previously closed to the public since 2006, but opened in grand style with patriotic music, Ingels' commentary, free food and drinks.