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Bonnet Springs Park rendering by Sasaki Design

September 2019 Newsletter

September Park Update Every single day is filled with excitement and learning at the park as the master plan document comes to life. Clearing activity in the wetlands area in preparation for digging the lagoon displays the magic that has been captured in that plan. The Sasaki team and the Advisory Board of the park demonstrated an important …

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Nature Center

August 2019 Newsletter

August Park Update Now that the storm has passed our construction activity can resume as scheduled. We’re pleased to announce that as of the end of August Bonnet Springs Park has received permitting from Southwest Florida Water Management District otherwise known as SWFWMD. We will begin digging the Lagoon in mid-September. The Lagoon sits over …

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july park update

July 2019 Newsletter

Construction activity in the park and the excitement of working with such a great team as the silent phase of the capital campaign gains momentum, seems to be robbing us of the calendar.

aerial of the park

June 2019 Newsletter

Our NEW Website! The Park has developed so much since we started this project three years ago, and we decided it was time our website reflected that! Our new website went live today, and you can check it out for all kinds of new information and imagery of the project: bonnetspringspark.com. Aerial Shot of the …

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May 2019 Newsletter

Bonnet Springs Park will be the Jewel of Central Florida Provided by Kathleen Munson, Steering Committee …a place for our community to come together in a tranquil retreat. Made possible through a generous gift by the Barnett Family, Bonnet Springs Park is located on 180 acres within walking distance of downtown Lakeland. This privately funded, …

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March 2019 Newsletter

Blinky was an unusually friendly one-eyed gator who won the hearts of Lakeland in the 1970s. Occasionally Blinky would take a short stroll in the downtown area, but would return to regally lie on the concrete ramp that reached toward the center of Lake Mirror. Mecha-Blinky, made of mechanical junk, now sits in one of his favorite sunning spots on Lake Mirror, and a traditional Blinky statue sits in the town’s outdoor kiddie splash pad at Barnett Family Park.

Lakeland Trainstation

February 2019 Newsletter

Over the past several months, the Sasaki team has been developing a wayfinding and signage program for Bonnet Springs Park. Our methodology combines typographic design, branding, and wayfinding into a seamless, integrated system.

Conceptual Tree House Picture

January 2019 Newsletter

With a goal of becoming a community asset, Bonnet Springs Park (BSP) will welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds to a wide variety of opportunities to support physical and social equity. The planning and design of the park’s play areas are one of the many elements key in creating an active social hub.

December 2018 Newsletter

Happy Birthday Bonnet Springs Park! We find ourselves at the third anniversary of ownership of the Bonnet Springs Park property (formerly the historic Lakeland Railyards), purchased in December 2015. The fear of opportunities lost coupled with the belief that a great park is a quality of life necessity for current and future generations was motivation for Carol and Barney Barnett to support the concepts for use of this land.

Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland’s future generations become reality.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland’s future generations become reality.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

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