Somer Thompson Memorial Park Drawings Released
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Crews have begun work on a Somer Thompson memorial park in Orange Park.
Local design firm Klaybor and Associates released drawings of "Somer's Sunshine Park," which include a circular paved walkway, ornamental grasses and shrubs, as well as a butterfly garden.
Orange Park invites residents to work on park for Somer Thompson
They are inviting the community to come out Saturday to help put finishing touches on Somer’s Sunshine Park — a 1-acre parcel near where the 7-year-old was kidnapped and killed in 2009.
Volunteers finish Somer's Sunshine Park
Park scheduled to open April 5, On Somer's Birthday
The park is on the corner of Debarry and Gano Avenues in Orange Park.
What a beautiful thing to do!!!
I really wish I could be there for the April 5th park opening.
What a great Birthday present!!!
Rest in peace Somer. We still think about you.
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The park is simple and beutiful, peaceful looking.
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Community dedicates Somer's Sunshine Park
On the day Somer Thompson would have turned 10, a new park near the place where she was kidnapped and killed in 2009 was dedicated to her memory.
Somer Sunshine Park, located at the corner of Debarry and Gano avenues in Orange Park, was built mostly by volunteers.
"It's nice that people are still standing behind us after 900 days," said Diena Thompson, Somer's mother. "It's awesome to know that the community is still rallying around us."
Classmates wearing purple -- Somer's favorite color -- attended the ceremony and sang "Your are my sunshine," her favorite song.
It features many plants that attract butterflies. At the opening ceremony, Somer's twin brother, Sam, released butterflies in the park.
It was so nice and heartwarming for the community to come together to remember Somer in such a special way.
Somer's Sunshine Park is elegant in its very simple plan and will continue to honor her forever.
Rest in Peace Somer.