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March 2020 Newsletter

May 2020

Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO It is a beautiful Tuesday morning as the sun starts to break the southeastern skyline at Bonnet Springs Park, revealing the traffic on the George Jenkins Boulevard Bridge. For a few hours, the crews of Masonry Systems under the watchful eye of Construction Manager, Rodda Construction, has been engaged …

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April 2020

April Park Update Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEOLet me share three photographs taken within minutes of each other in this incredible park. Continuing to gain control over the plant exotics that permeated the edge of the lagoon is revealing an inspired view and location for our community. As updates were completed, I look around and …

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Overlooking a lagoon

March 2020

The Lagoon Experience Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO Watching the creation of Bonnet Springs Park’s 6.5 acre Lagoon as it was carved skillfully from the disturbed wetlands on the eastern shore of Lake Bonnet has been a wonderful opportunity. Substantially completed two weeks ago, it has already reached its operational fill level at an …

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February 2020

Behind the Scenes Park Updates Provided by Bill Tinsley, CEO Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO A major milestone in development of the park was reached this month as SWIFTMD approved the Environmental Resource Permit and Water use permits. As we continue on this amazing journey, a significant step in creating a sustainable environment …

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Bonnet Springs Park Location

January 2020

Colors of Development Both the North and South mountains have been completed in the remedial phase of the site work. With nearly 38 feet of elevation and sculpting to allow for access, water control, and future programed areas, stabilization and weed control become the next step. Hydroseeding is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed …

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children at play

December 2019

Equipment to Build a Park Provided by Bill Tinsley, CEO We thought you may enjoy a brief focus on a few of the pieces of equipment involved in building BSP. The skilled staff and specialized equipment who are implementing Sasaki’s design are enabling the transformation of this historic site. Efforts to reroute damaging drainage to preserve …

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Secrets of the Past and Future

November 2019 Newsletter

Secrets of the Past and Future Constant surprises during the design and construction phases of Bonnet Springs Park reveal secrets of the past and future of this incredible piece of land so near to downtown Lakeland. Bonnet Springs and the lower portions of the former grove are home to hearty and thriving Banana Communities that …

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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.

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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