Fawn Park Closed for Three Years This July

This weekend locals were concerned over the Town Hall Meeting but fortunately the meeting went nicely. I only caught the last part since I was supposed to be heading down the hill–missed the bus–so to speak.

The Fawn Park owners circulated misleading documents which raised concern about the event which caused a few to stay away:

Fawn Park Letter page 1, Fawn Park Letter page 2, Altered Town Hall Meeting Invitation.

Let me just say that I am one of the people who could care less about this privately held piece of property labeled, Fawn Park. Many of my neighbors feel the same.

It is nicely maintained but not open to the public…except when visitors take down the “Sorry Park Closed Today” signs.

We don’t think about Fawn Park and we don’t go into Fawn Park…because we have three other parks we can use anytime we want here in Fawnskin without any drama.

In August 2007 the Big Bear Grizzley reported on the “Feud” over Fawn Park.

Let me clarify, there is no feud.

Fawn Park is a privately held piece of property and the opening and closing is completely in the hands of the park owner.

The facts remain:

  • The parcel housing Fawn Park was purchased in November of 2001.
  • In 2002 Fawn Park was officially named and the Fawnskin Festival was hosted in the park.
  • Fawn Park Corporation was registered with the state on March 26, 2003.
  • From the 2004 Fawn Park tax filing: The organization leased a half acre parcel and developed the property into a community park that would otherwise have been developed commercially…” and in the statement of an organizations primary exempt purpose states, “To develop and maintain parkland in the community of Fawnskin, California.” Despite these statements, the only parkland of concern by Fawn Park Corporation is the privately purchased parcel.
  • Fawn Park will have officially been closed to visitors and Fawnskin residents since July of 2006 which means that is has been a private park playground for three years next month.
  • Money was (and is) solicited and accepted by Suite One Productions & Fawn Park Corporation for this alleged “public park.”
  • Fawnskin public parks include Dana Point Park, Old Miller School House Park, and the Don Conroy Memorial Park  none of which receive funds from Fawn Park Corporation.

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7 Responses to “Fawn Park Closed for Three Years This July

  • 1
    Shadow's Mom
    June 20th, 2009 15:31

    Do you know what was discussed at the meeting? Were Marty and Shirley there? Was Fawn Park even discussed?

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    June 21st, 2009 12:40

    I was not there for the whole meeting so I can’t answer that perhaps someone else can chime in.

  • 3
    June 21st, 2009 19:20

    I think the parcel owners should be cited by the County code enforcement for storing junk openly on a parcel that is in public view. It is an eyesore.

  • 4
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    June 22nd, 2009 06:15

    Many of the locals think that the park statues look hideous but it isn’t all bad. I am just wondering why the large tire outside of the park is allowed to remain adjacent to the road–but then another neighbor blocks the easement road and fills it with vehicles and other junk.

  • 5
    June 22nd, 2009 06:27

    I agree about the so called junk. Especially that piece of concrete.
    Personally I would rather have seen it remain as it was prior to 9-11

  • 6
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    June 23rd, 2009 13:15

    @BadBear: Basically it has become a source of cheap entertainment to some of us. The bird house got some interesting comments from my visitor (who follows the saga) who wondered why the holes were so small and why it was so high and far away from the trees.

  • 7
    Beauty & Bullsh** | Fawnskin Mountain Lake Resort
    July 23rd, 2010 05:40

    […] know, the one that solicited funds for a community park and that has been closed to the public for four years […]