Final preparations are underway for the formal dedication of what’s being called “The Healing Garden,” which is a permanent memorial in a Thousand Oaks park for the victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill attack. The memorial is in Conejo Creek Park North.
It includes water features, and 12 stone slab benches, one for each of the people who died. And, there are 248 pavers, each one representing one of the survivors of the attack. There will be a series of dedication ceremonies Thursday.
There will be a private one in the morning for the families and friends of the 12 people who died. Then, in early afternoon there will be another private ceremony for the 248 survivors. The public dedication will take place in the afternoon. The park will be opened to the public at 2:30, with the public ceremony at 3:30.
The City of Thousand Oaks gave the Conejo Recreation and Park District $250,000 to create the memorial.