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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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Family at the park
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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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Botanic Garden
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Ready, Set, Grow

Bonnet Springs Park will soon become home to millions of plants to see, smell, touch, and even taste! In this activity, you’ll be able to build your own mini-park and explore the different changes plants make as they grow! Download this fun STEM activity; great for kids to learn how to build your own mini-park …

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Overlooking a lagoon
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March 2020

The Lagoon Experience Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO Watching the creation of Bonnet Springs Park’s 6.5 acre Lagoon as it was carved skillfully from the disturbed wetlands on the eastern shore of Lake Bonnet has been a wonderful opportunity. Substantially completed two weeks ago, it has already reached its operational fill level at an …

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BSP
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February 2020

Behind the Scenes Park Updates Provided by Bill Tinsley, CEO Behind the scenes with Bill Tinsley, CEO A major milestone in development of the park was reached this month as SWIFTMD approved the Environmental Resource Permit and Water use permits. As we continue on this amazing journey, a significant step in creating a sustainable environment …

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Bonnet Springs Park Location
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January 2020

Colors of Development Both the North and South mountains have been completed in the remedial phase of the site work. With nearly 38 feet of elevation and sculpting to allow for access, water control, and future programed areas, stabilization and weed control become the next step. Hydroseeding is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed …

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Hollis Family Welcome Center
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Bonnet Springs Park Receives Major Gift From Hollis Family

Bonnet Springs Park announces gift from Hollis Family for flagship Welcome Center The Hollis Family, one of the most philanthropic families of Lakeland, announced a generous legacy gift today to fund the Bonnet Springs Park Welcome Center, set to open in 2021. First impressions are lasting impressions, especially for first-time visitors of Bonnet Springs Park. …

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children at play
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December 2019

Equipment to Build a Park Provided by Bill Tinsley, CEO We thought you may enjoy a brief focus on a few of the pieces of equipment involved in building BSP. The skilled staff and specialized equipment who are implementing Sasaki’s design are enabling the transformation of this historic site. Efforts to reroute damaging drainage to preserve …

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children at play
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Leading Farm Lender, AgAmerica, Partners with Bonnet Springs Park

AgAmerica is announcing the inauguration of the AgAmerica Heritage Gardens scheduled to open in the Spring of 2021 Lakeland, FL., November 15, 2019 – AgAmerica, one of the largest, non-bank agricultural lenders in the United States for farmers, ranchers, and landowners, today announced a new partnership with the Bonnet Springs Park in Downtown Lakeland, 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.

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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