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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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September 2020 Park Update

Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley We are excited to share the progress in the Park for the month of August. York Bridges has begun the installation of the Circulator Bridge over Bonnet Spring that will allow emergency vehicle access. This major structure will be part of the 18-foot wide path system that will be approximately 2.5 …

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Lake Bonnet Drainage Basin Flood Hazard Debris Mitigation Public Information
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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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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 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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Bonnet Springs Park July Newsletter
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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
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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
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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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Backyard Trackyard

Bonnet Springs Park’s Nature Center displays immersive exhibits on native Florida wildlife and species. Discover what wild you already share an environment with in this activity! 

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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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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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