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Blanton Family Lagoon
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July 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley On one of the longest days of the year in June, we took a pause to reflect on the amazing journey of the past six years. When Carol and Barney Barnett, David Bunch, and our families agreed to enable the establishment of a privately-funded public park, it was …

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Watson Clinic History Gallery
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June 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Days are getting longer as summer engulfs Bonnet Springs Park. “We had a good day” is often heard as the construction team is scattered throughout the Park finalizing drainage, installing benches, landscaping, and installing cameras and light fixtures. Steady progress can be seen at the entrance of the Park …

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Bonnet Springs Park
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Bonnet Springs Park Announces Grand Opening Date

Lakeland, FL., June 9, 2022 – Bonnet Springs Park is proud to announce an official grand opening date of October 22, 2022. Located just outside of downtown Lakeland, the 168-acre park serves to unify the city’s diverse population by providing engaging opportunities in education and recreation. Strategically positioned between Tampa and Orlando just minutes off …

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Annual Report
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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.

Bonnet Springs
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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
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May 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley Each day in Bonnet Springs Park brings special memories. Watching an elegant Egret as it fishes in the Blanton Family Lagoon or watching the bees with their wings fluttering as they fly by reminds those of us that have the privilege of working here daily of the wonderful experiences to come. As …

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Kincart and Jonsson Family Archway
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April 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley As the trees push off the last of their winter leaves and small buds pop out with new growth, it is hard not to claim spring as the best time of the year. The greenery and the flowers beginning to bloom set the quiet backdrop for the birds …

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Bonnet Springs Park Playground
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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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Crenshaw Canopy Walk
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March 2022 Newsletter

Behind the scenes with President Bill Tinsley The weather has been kind to us the past several weeks, allowing truckloads of concrete and asphalt to be placed. Work on the paths and the roadway continues to progress at a steady pace. Of particular importance, is getting the architectural concrete slabs enclosing the entrances to the Florida …

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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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