Friends of Sunset Park was formed by parents of past Sunset Elementary School students who hope to honor the former Sunset School community and the surrounding neighborhoods by supporting the creation of a beautiful new community gathering place at the site of the closed school.
The core group members include Shoreline residents Cynthia Esselmen, Suzanne Gugger, Michelle Hickman, Leanne Skooglund Hofford, Lynn Huston, Teri LeClair and Lisa Surowiec.
Friends of Sunset Park is a grassroots neighborhood organization dedicated to the creation and implementation of a community-led-and-supported park plan for the site of the closed Sunset Elementary School in Shoreline, Washington.
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Between November 2009 and May 2010, more than 400 Shoreline community members participated in an intensive community process to develop a plan to transform the Sunset School property and Boeing Creek Open Space into a vibrant, safe and well-used community asset.
The Pomegranate Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in community engagement, facilitated the process in partnership with a Shoreline Leadership Team that included representatives of the Friends of Sunset Park, the Shoreline School District, the City of Shoreline, and the Shoreline Park Board. Click here to see the Sunset and Boeing Creek master plan drawings .
On July 26, 2010 the Shoreline City Council approved the resulting master plans for the development of the Sunset School Park and Boeing Creek Open Space. Click here to see the Sunset and Boeing Creek master plan drawings.