VENTURA, Calif. – Construction is now underway on a permanent memorial for the victims of the borderline mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.
The Ventura County Star reported the construction started on a healing garden today. It will be located at Conejo Creek North park, which is just off the 23, a few miles away from Borderline.
There will be 12 water jets, 12 granite benches, and 12 boulders to represent the 12 people who were killed in the shooting last November.
Other features will include 248 pavers to represent the 248 survivors of the mass shooting.
The project is a “shared vision” of the city of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Conejo Recreation and Park District, said Andrew Mooney, the district’s senior park planner.
The city approved $250 in funding for the project in June. However, there is no word yet on when the project will be done but officials say the goal remains to complete the “Healing Garden” by the one-year anniversary of the November 7 tragedy.