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February 2021 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley 2021 is finally here at Bonnet Springs Park and Mother Nature has treated us with exceptional kindness. After a year of challenging rains and weather events, it has been exciting to see the progress we have been able to achieve with the mild and dry winter weather. Site work continues …

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January 2021 Newsletter

January Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley As 2020 moves into our rearview mirror, it’s exciting to celebrate the progress the Bonnet Springs Park team has made as we work toward our aggressive opening date. It’s with tremendous gratitude that we think of all the volunteers that found ways to keep the momentum and …

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December 2020 Newsletter

December Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley November’s cooler and mostly drier weather has benefited the progress at Bonnet Springs Park. The Depot, our team home for the last 4.5 years, has disappeared to the wrecking ball. Although there are many wonderful memories of design and committee meetings, tours, and the nucleus of …

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November 2020 Newsletter

November Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Mother Nature has begun to smile. The month of October was relatively dry, following a summer filled with rain events. It has been rewarding to be able to follow the installation of miles of pipes that will carry water, sewer, electricity, and fiber throughout the …

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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Gift from David Jenkins

Bonnet Springs Park Announces Gift for Outdoor Kitchen and Rooftop Garden David Jenkins, the youngest son of Publix founder George W. Jenkins, announced a generous legacy gift to honor his parents’ philanthropic spirit. The George W. Jenkins Outdoor Kitchen and Anne MacGregor Jenkins Rooftop Garden are set to open in 2021 at Bonnet Springs Park. …

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October 2020 Newsletter

October Park Update Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley We are going vertical in October. The first loads of steel beams and structural steel are on site for the Event Center from Dixie Southern Industrial. This marks the beginning of vertical construction that will be visible from Memorial Boulevard over the month. Other progress on the Event Center …

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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 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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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. 

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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