Somer’s Sunshine Park is named for Somer Thompson, a 7-year old Orange Park resident who was kidnapped and murdered in 2009.
Spurred by the tragedy, the Town Council dedicated a 1 acre parcel of land, located at the corner of Debarry Avenue and Gano Avenue and owned by the Town, as a park that would bear Somer’s name and provide a peaceful place to spend time with family and friends.
Business owners and residents rallied together and donated approximately $25,000 in labor and materials. Community members and local organizations gathered in March 2012 to put the finishing touches on the park, which includes a walking trail, butterfly garden, shade trees, picnic areas and benches.
Somer’s Sunshine Park is a shining testimony to the spirit, unity and dedication of the Orange Park community.
For additional information about the park, please call (904) 264-2635.
Somer’s Sunshine Park is located at:
Gano Ave and DeBerry Ave.
Orange Park, Florida 32073