UPDATE** Las Vegas Community Healing Garden ... - City of Las Vegas

Oct 4, 2017 - The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone ...
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**UPDATE** Las Vegas Community Healing Garden To Open Friday At 7:30 P.M. The Public Is Invited To Ribbon-Cutting With Mayor Goodman & Councilman Coffin, And To Participate In A Cards For The Community Program The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58* individuals and injured 489* more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden this week, currently being constructed on city of Las Vegas property at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd. The garden will feature a wall of remembrance, a grove of trees, shrubs, flowers, walkways of pavers and benches – all to create something beautiful out of something horrific. “This is a community garden created by the community, for the community, to heal the community, Pleggenkuhle said. “The amazing thing about this project is that everything is donated.” This garden park is scheduled to be completed in four days, in time for a ribbon-cutting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin, and those who contributed and participated. The public is invited to attend. Numerous local companies, organizations and individuals are contributing to the construction effort – the list is not yet final. In addition, the city of Las Vegas is accepting cards on behalf of the community to give those who want to help a way to share their feelings. To participate, simply:  Mail them to or drop them off at #Hearts4Vegas c/o Las Vegas City Hall 495 S. Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101  Tweet us using the hashtag #Hearts4Vegas  Attend the Community Healing Garden ribbon-cutting to leave a message there For more information, visit cityoflasvegas.link/hearts4vegas. ### *Updated number as of 5 p.m. today from the Las Vegas Sheriff. Las Vegas City Council Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman | Mayor Pro Tem Lois Tarkanian Ricki Y. Barlow | Stavros S. Anthony | Bob Coffin | Steven G. Seroka | Michele Fiore City Manager Scott D. Adams