Las Vegas community came together to build a community healing garden in response to the Oct. 1, 2017 tragedy, when a lone gunman killed 58 people and injured 500 more who were attending the Route 91 Harvest festival. The memorial garden features a wall of remembrance, a grove of trees, shrubs, flowers, walkways of pavers, and benches.
The garden was constructed by the city and volunteers in just four days. The garden was sketched out on a napkin by Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez of Stonerose Landscapes on Oct. 2, 2017. Hundreds of volunteers brought the plan to life, and the garden was officially opened on Oct. 6, 2017.
The oak tree in the middle of the garden was donated by Sigfried and Roy and is known as the tree of life. The tree of life sits in a heart-shaped planter adorned with tiles made by victims’ families, survivors, and community members.