The Lunz Group was honored to participate in the Tampa Bay Design Week. For those who may not know, the American Institute of Architecture design week is an annual weeklong event that was created to “bring together designers, enthusiasts, community leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.” This event groups like-minded, harmonious organizations to promote design, creativity, and innovation across all design disciplines.
We had the pleasure of showcasing the ecological jewel of Lakeland: Bonnet Springs Park. On this guided walking tour, Emily Breheny, RA, NCARB, one of our project architect at the Lunz Group, told the story of how this once abandoned railyard turned into the cultural magnet; and connected community asset that it is today. During the tour people were able to experience a portion of the 10 miles worth of walking trails that the park offers, while also gaining insight as to how this park can operate as an independent, nonprofit that is free for all visitors! Our guests also had the opportunity to see all the unique features that the park has to offer like a wine and spirits rooftop bar, café, gardens, nature center, the Florida Children’s Museum and so much more. Since its grand opening in October of 2022, the park has welcomed nearly a million guests, and looks forward to welcoming millions more in time.
“The Lunz Group really enjoyed working with Rodda Construction and the Bonnet Springs team on this project,” said Mrs. Breheny. “This has been a project long in the making and is such an asset to our community. We’re proud to have served as the local architect on the project to help deliver some of the essential and highly anticipated, fun buildings on the Bonnet Springs property. By incorporating minimal features that enhance the natural beauty of the park, we look forward to how these facilities will serve the park and our community for years to come.”
Amongst its many great features, perhaps the best part about Bonnet springs park is its ability to cater to all demographics, showing people that you are never too old, nor too young to go to the park. Somewhere in its vast 168-acres, you can find something to do that will encourage minds of all ages to escape, engage, and explore nature.