Balboa Park Lily Pond Vandalized

Crews cleaned up the famous Balboa Park Lily Pond after it was vandalized over the weekend.

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On Wednesday, Park and Recreation crews finished up the bulk of repairs to the Balboa Park lily pond, which was valdalized during a late night water gun fight last weekend.
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The mayor's office said the damages exceeded $19,000. About $13,000 was donated from do-gooders through the Friends of Balboa organization.
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So far, the Park and Recreation staff have cleared all damaged plants, dirt, mud and debris. Staff have also temporarily repaired the pond’s plumbing system and refilled the pond with water. The water was treated to protect the fish and turtles inside.
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A Park and Recreation worker prepares the soil near the Lily Pond.
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Crews cleaned up the Balboa Park Lily Pond last Sunday morning after it was vandalized overnight. Park officials said remnants of water balloons were found in the area. Plants were also damaged.
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This is what the lily pads looked like before city workers repaired the damages.
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Park officials said the damage to the Balboa Park landmark might cost thousands of dollars to repair.
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Crews worked to repair a drainage pipe at the pond.
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Workers try to salvage what plants and fish they can from the iconic pond.
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A YouTube video shows the water fight at Balboa Park Sunday night.
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A YouTube video shows the water fight at Balboa Park Sunday night.
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An image taken at the water fight held Saturday, Aug. 11. 2012.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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Images of water fight participants posted to a social media site over the weekend. Not everyone who participated in the event faces charges according to San Diego police investigators.
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