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BONNET SPRINGS PARK RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT

Bonnet Springs Park is excited to announce a legacy gift for the Bonnet Springs Park Capital Campaign from the Harrell family. This gift will be designated to The Jack & Tina Harrell Family Botanical Garden and The Jack & Tina Harrell Family Greenhouse.

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Fundraising Effort Under Way for Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. — Leaders of the privately funded $100 million Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland are kicking off a major fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $25 million from the public.

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June 2019 Newsletter

Our NEW Website! The Park has developed so much since we started this project three years ago, and we decided it was time our website reflected that! Our new website went live today, and you can check it out for all kinds of new information and imagery of the project: bonnetspringspark.com. Aerial Shot of the …

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Children’s museum unveils plans for Bonnet Springs site

By Sara-Megan Walsh Found on TheLedger.com. Click here to view. LAKELAND — Everything from watermelon seeds to a 100-foot alligator will have a space of its own at the next home for Explorations V Children’s Museum. The museum unveiled a sneak peek at its second major expansion as it prepares to relocate to Bonnet Springs Park in …

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May 2019 Newsletter

Bonnet Springs Park will be the Jewel of Central Florida Provided by Kathleen Munson, Steering Committee …a place for our community to come together in a tranquil retreat. Made possible through a generous gift by the Barnett Family, Bonnet Springs Park is located on 180 acres within walking distance of downtown Lakeland. This privately funded, …

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Sculpting Lakeland’s Rail Yard into Bonnet Springs Park

By Sara-Megan Walsh Found on TheLedger.com. Click here to view. LAKELAND — Six trucks can be seen transporting sand and dirt across the future site of Bonnet Springs Park as it undergoes a rapid transformation. Bonnet Springs Park officials said construction of the roughly 170-acre private park is on an “aggressive schedule” to open in 2020. Bill …

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Spring Forward

By Leslie Perrez, Associate Asla On a Florida Brownsfield site, Sasaki Rehabilitates and eroded slice of urban wilderness. There are 38 named lakes in Lakeland, Florida, but as far as Bill TInsley knows, only one freshwater spring. A small seep spring, it bubbles clear, 72-degree water our of Florida’s sandy soils just west of downtown, …

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Bonnet Springs Park on LALToday

Picture this: It’s a Saturday morning. You’re kayaking in Lakeland with your friends on the glistening waters of Lake Bonnet, snapping photos of wildlife in a vibrant botanical garden, and thinking of the live oak exploration + orange grove walk you’re planning to take later. Can you envision it? We can. Enter: Bonnet Springs Park – a new public …

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Lakeland’s favorite gator reinvented as giant jungle gym

By Kimberly C. Moore Found on TheLedger.com. Click here to view. LAKELAND — Blinky the Alligator is returning to Lakeland, but this time at Bonnett Springs Park where he will be reincarnated as a 100-foot-long, interactive jungle gym with lights and sounds and a slide for a tail. “There’s a certain fascination about scale,” said the alligator’s …

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March 2019 Newsletter

Blinky was an unusually friendly one-eyed gator who won the hearts of Lakeland in the 1970s. Occasionally Blinky would take a short stroll in the downtown area, but would return to regally lie on the concrete ramp that reached toward the center of Lake Mirror. Mecha-Blinky, made of mechanical junk, now sits in one of his favorite sunning spots on Lake Mirror, and a traditional Blinky statue sits in the town’s outdoor kiddie splash pad at Barnett Family Park.

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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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