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Bonnet Springs Park – 2021 Annual Report

Interested to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work in 2021? We have compiled all of our construction updates, information about the Bonnet Springs Park team, community engagement, newsworthy moments, and much more from the last year! Take a look at our 2021 Annual Report to see what we’ve been up to.

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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award From The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District

Lakeland, FL., May 2, 2022 – Bonnet Springs is honored to be presented the Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District. The award recognizes the work that Bonnet Springs Park has completed alongside the Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of the Protecting Florida Together Initiative.   “Bonnet Springs …

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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Major Family Gift From the Ruthvens

Lakeland, FL., April  7, 2022 – The Ruthvens are pleased to announce a gift of $1 Million to The Carol Jenkins Barnett Endowment, to fund The Ruthven Family Playground at Bonnet Springs Park. The Ruthvens are one of Central Florida’s oldest locally owned commercial real estate firms, specializing in developing and leasing warehouse and industrial …

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Bonnet Springs Receives Seed Gift for Carol Jenkins Barnett Endowment

Bonnet Springs Park announces gift from Harrell Family Charities Lakeland, FL., March  18, 2022 – Bonnet Springs Park launches the Carol Jenkins Barnett Endowment with a generous gift from Harrell Family Charities Fund held at the GiveWell Community Foundation on behalf of Jack and Tina Harrell of Harrell’s. Employee-owned since 2016, based in Lakeland, Florida …

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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Major Corporate Gift From Allen & Company

Bonnet Springs Park announces gift for Great Lawn Lakeland, FL., August  6, 2021 – Allen & Company announced a generous corporate gift of $1 Million to fund the Allen & Company Family Lawn, set to open in 2022. Allen & Company’s longstanding heritage of personalized customer service spans more than 85 years. Allen & Company …

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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Major Gift From Blanton and Edwards Families

Bonnet Springs Park announces gift for Nature Preserve Ann and Ward Edwards family of the late Joe K. Blanton, a former president of Publix Super Markets Inc., announced a substantial legacy gift to fund the Blanton Family Lagoon and Ann and Ward Edwards Boathouse, set to open in 2021. The Blanton and Edwards families continue …

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Lake Bonnet Drainage Basin Flood Hazard/Debris Removal Grant Application

City Seeks Feedback on Grant Application The City of Lakeland in partnership with Bonnet Springs Park (a non-profit organization) will be submitting an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for a Florida General Infrastructure Program Mitigation Grant (CDBG-MIT) on September 14, 2020.  Grants will be awarded to successful applicants for risk mitigation projects …

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Bonnet Springs Park Welcomes Chief Executive Officer Josh Henderson

Bonnet Springs Park Welcomes Incoming CEO New life is blooming at Lakeland’s ambitious Park project as the Bonnet Springs Park Board of Directors announced the appointment of Josh Henderson as incoming Chief Executive Officer. Bonnet Springs Park Board Chairman Barney Barnett said “We are happy to have Josh join us as CEO. Josh and Bill …

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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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