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Bonnet Springs

May 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Each day in Bonnet Springs Park brings special memories. Watching an elegant Egret as it fishes in the Blanton Family Lagoon or watching the bees with their wings fluttering as they fly by reminds those of us that have the privilege of working here daily of the wonderful experiences to come. As …

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Crenshaw Canopy Walk

March 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley The weather has been kind to us the past several weeks, allowing truckloads of concrete and asphalt to be placed. Work on the paths and the roadway continues to progress at a steady pace. Of particular importance, is getting the architectural concrete slabs enclosing the entrances to the Florida …

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Happy New Year

January 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Sitting on the side-by-side all-terrain vehicle near the lagoon, in the cool air of early morning, it is time to reflect on the year ending at Bonnet Springs Park. Although I sit a close distance from three major state highways, and a short walking distance from downtown Lakeland, …

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The Depot

December 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Our team is moving into December with increased anticipation of the many wonderful parts of the Park that are taking on their final shapes and forms. November brought us great weather that allowed significant progress on the green side of the Park. As we work toward the completion of …

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AgAmerica Heritage Gardens

November 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley A major milestone was reached in early October with the temporary opening of Bonnet Springs Boulevard. Complete with a bike path, sidewalk, lights, and landscaping, the road which re-connects the historic Crescent Heights Neighborhood improved access to the park. Additional improvements at the intersection of George Jenkins Boulevard will have …

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October 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley As passing motorists look down from Memorial Boulevard into the north end of Bonnet Springs Park, they are met with views of progress this month in both landscape and building construction. Elevation changes allow a quick glimpse of Harrell Family Botanical Gardens and the thousands of native and specially selected plants …

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September 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley As the month of August comes to a close, it is a treat to be able to share the month’s progress with you. The George Jenkins/Bonnet Springs Park Boulevard roadway section has been slow in developing. As drainage and utilities are being installed by Tucker Construction, Lakeland Electric brought new underground electric service …

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August 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley July was a month with steady progress on the buildings and the site. When our summer rains did begin, they created additional challenges for the team. Several miles of pathways have been installed, with irrigation, electrical, and planting following closely behind. Working between the weather events to meet the …

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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, and make it possible for friends and families to create endless memories at the park.

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, and make it possible for friends and families to create endless memories at the park.

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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