Celebration Tree Grove vandalized

By Elizabeth Sullivan

For the Love of the Lake, a nonprofit foundation focused on maintaining the beautification of White Rock Lake Park, is reeling from an unfortunate act of vandalism at Celebration Tree Grove that has left the organization in urgent need of financial support.

The vandals caused extensive damage to the Celebration Tree Grove.
Photos courtesy of FTLOTL

Located at the northeast edge of White Rock Lake Park, the Celebration Tree Grove’s trees surround a network of pathways near East Lawther and Poppy Drive. Beneath a canopy of new trees, stone structures host bronze plaques of remembrance. These plaques honor Lake Lovers past, present and future.

The vandals caused extensive damage to the Celebration Tree Grove area, resulting in initial repair costs of more than $5,000. This malicious act has dealt a severe blow to Celebration Tree Grove to continue its mission to reforest our urban oasis in the heart of Dallas.

The incident occurred the weekend of Jan 27-28 and since then, the FTLOTL team has been working tirelessly to assess the damage and initiate repairs. To overcome this setback, For the Love of the Lake is launching a fundraising campaign to raise the necessary funds for repairs.

 The group is calling upon the community, supporters and the public to stand with the nonprofit during this challenging time. Donations can be made at whiterocklake.org/donate/, and every contribution, no matter how small, will make a significant impact.

For the Love of the Lake remains committed to its mission of the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park. With the support of the community, the group is confident that the Tree Grove can overcome this unfortunate incident and continue making a positive difference within White Rock Lake Park.