Florida's latest urban park: Bonnet Springs Park

Completed in late October 2022, Downtown Lakeland's Bonnet Springs Park is a $110 million public space funded one hundred percent through donations from local businesses, organizations and residents. The park was developed on the site of a Seaboard Coast Line rail yard that operated between 1906 and 1982. Bonnet Springs Park is a great example for groups seeking to improve public spaces in their respective cities, neighborhoods and communities.

Blanton Family Lagoon

Crenshaw Canopy Walk

Franklin Family South Mountain

Clyne Family North Mountain

The Lakeland Regional Health Circulator

Butterfly House

Mable the Owl Playground

The Mims Family Lagoon Boardwalk / Wetlands Boardwalk

Bunch Bridge

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com