Work underway for permanent wall at the Las Vegas Healing Garden
Work is underway to bring a new, permanent remembrance wall to the healing garden honoring the victims of October 1. Workers and volunteers have already moved the temporary wooden wall off the grassy area to an adjacent area. The photos and mementos was removed before the move, and were returned to their original placement after. The permanent wall is intended to be done by October 1, said Jessica Anderson, community engagement director with Get Outdoors Nevada.
The Healing Garden was built in three days following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Community members and local businesses helped place 58 trees, shrubs and flowers that encircle “the tree of life” oak tree. Painted rocks, flowers, pictures and other keepsakes from members of the community are also found at the garden.
“This is a place where we come to find peace,” said Daniel Rosales, October 1 survivor. “If I hear a bad noise, have a bad day or I just want to get out, this is where I come.”
The installation of the permanent wall is set to begin in September and will be completed by October 1.
For more information about the Healing Garden, visit their Facebook page.