9/11 Memorial Project

9/11 Memorial Park


On July 4, 2002, steel remnants from the World Trade Center were donated to the Rancho Cucamonga community and displayed at the Jersey Fire Station for several days in order to allow community members to pay their respects and reflect on the events of 9/11. Reflection soon led to the desire for a permanent memorial in the City. 

The planning for Fire Station 178 presented an opportunity to make this more than just a fire station. It will also be home to a 9/11 Memorial Park that will create a space to remember the selfless sacrifice that was made on that unimaginable day. The park will feature remnants from the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. 

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, Assembly Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gómez Reyes, presented the City of Rancho Cucamonga with a check for $3.2 Million for the construction of the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s 9/11 Memorial Park.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District are extremely appreciative for the support of Assembly Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gómez Reyes for championing the $3.2 Million funding for the 9/11 Memorial Park. The park will provide space for the City of Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding communities across the Southern California region for reflection and remembrance that commemorate the events that took place on September 11, 2001, as well as honor fallen service members. Being able to tie multiple community needs and interests into a centrally located fire station makes this a natural hub for individuals to reflect and connect!