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November 2020 Newsletter

November Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Mother Nature has begun to smile. The month of October was relatively dry, following a summer filled with rain events. It has been rewarding to be able to follow the installation of miles of pipes that will carry water, sewer, electricity, and fiber throughout the …

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Behind The Scenes Construction

October 2020 Newsletter

October Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley We are going vertical in October. The first loads of steel beams and structural steel are on site for the Event Center from Dixie Southern Industrial. This marks the beginning of vertical construction that will be visible from Memorial Boulevard over the month. Other progress on the Event Center …

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Harrell Family Sensory Garden

August 2020 Newsletter

August Park Update Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO Miles of underground utilities are being installed on-site, but none that will have a more direct impact on the environment than the drainage separator that will capture the first half-inch of rainfall from the offsite roadway systems. This water travels on property through the FDOT …

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Bonnet Springs Park July Newsletter

July 2020

July Park Updates Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO June was a month of extremes as site development progress continues. An important feature in the park program is the Nature Boardwalk that wraps the southern end of the Blanton Family Lagoon. The boardwalk, which started construction in late May, has progressed through the wetlands with over …

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June Newsletter

June 2020

June Park Updates Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO Site work remains the primary activity at this stage of construction. Tucker Paving continues to install the miles of drainage piping that will control the site water and convey the treated water to the Blanton Family Lagoon. An essential sustainability element for the environment is the cleaning …

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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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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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