Monday, August 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO It will cost almost twice as much as estimated to fix the damaged lily pond in Balboa Park.
A news release issued today from Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office puts the cost at $19,000. Earlier estimates had pegged the damage at $10,000.
The lily pond was damaged during a water gun fight that got out of control about a week ago. A drainage pipe was broken and landscaping was trampled. No fish or turtles were killed.
The news release said $13,000 in donations have been raised through the Friends of Balboa Park organization. The non-profit said it’s confident it will be able to raise the rest.