Leadership

About The Park

Leadership

barney barnett

Message from the
Chairman of the Board

Carol and I have been fortunate to spend most of our lives living in Central Florida, giving us the opportunity to see our community's growth firsthand. This is the community we chose to raise our family, and we could not be happier that this is the community in which our children are choosing to raise their families.

When we were presented with the vision for Bonnet Springs Park, we recognized the opportunity to create a place that will be truly transformational not just for our Lakeland community, but for our entire region. More than a beautification project, Bonnet Springs Park will tie together facets that will make our city even more vibrant than it is today. It will offer opportunities for children and adults to engage with our city's history, which is rooted in the land on which the park is being built. It will provide an environment in which you can explore nature in a serene and sculptured setting, a setting which will be unlike any other park in our state. And it will create a place to which children, families, students, and visitors can escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary.

David Bunch and Bill Tinsley envisioned this park, working tirelessly to gather our support and the support of countless members throughout the community. We are excited and honored to work alongside a talented team of volunteers to help lead this project from vision into reality. Together, we will create a place for our community to escape, engage, and explore in Central Florida. There is much work to be done, with more to come, and we hope you will follow along on this journey to create Bonnet Springs Park….a legacy for generations to come.

Barney Barnett
Chairman, Board of Directors

Board Members

Barney Barnett, Chairman
Jack Harrell Jr.,
Vice Chairman
Jean Bunch,
Secretary
Bill Vass,
Treasurer
John Attaway

Nick Barnett
Wesley Barnett
Marcy Benton
David Bunch
Jeffrey Cox, Sr.

Kimberly Elmhorst
Donna Henricks
Justin Hollis
Sara Roberts McCarley
Kathleen Munson

Tim Rice
Martha Santiago
Bill Tinsley
Martha Tinsley

Staff

Josh Henderson

Josh Henderson

CEO
Kirsten Hein

Kirsten Hein

Vice President of Engagement
Jennifer Royal

Jennifer Royal

Vice President of Finance
Joe Anti

Joe Anti

Vice President of Operations
Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens

Senior Director of Human Resources
Kellie Phillips

Kellie Phillips

Director of Development
Stephanie Bernal

Stephanie Bernal

Director of Events

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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