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Hundreds of volunteers rush to build memorial park to honor Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted at 7:29 AM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 17:53:23-04

Volunteers have gathered at Casino Center and Charleston boulevards to build a memorial for the victims of the Route 91 mass shooting.

The catch? The memorial had to be built in a few days.

On Wednesday, Stonerose Landscapes in Las Vegas asked city officials for permission to create a garden – the city had much bigger plans in mind. The city asked Stonerose Landscapers to create a permanent half-acre park in the Art District.

Stonerose Landscapers jumped at the opportunity and with the help of volunteers have been able to get the park going at a rapid pace.

At times there have been upwards of 400 volunteers on site, working hard to complete the park in time for a grand reveal during Downtown Las Vegas' First Friday festival.

The park will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Carolyn Goodman and others. It is right next to First Friday events downtown.

The park is just the latest example of the Las Vegas community banding together after the tragedy and working together to restore a positive aura to the city.