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Bonnet Springs Park Announces Gift for Great Lawn

Lakeland, FL., August  6, 2021 – Allen & Company announced a generous corporate gift of $1 Million to fund the Allen & Company Family Lawn, set to open in 2022. Allen & Company’s longstanding heritage of personalized customer service spans more than 85 years. Allen & Company is passionate about engaging with community projects and making a profound impact to support communities in which they live. “Partnering with Bonnet Springs Park is one of the most exciting opportunities along the I-4 corridor and, perhaps even the state and region.  We believe the experience, inclusion, and vision of this magnificent park will further elevate and invite growth and excitement to our community.  Making a profound and positive difference in the lives and communities we serve has been a core value since our founding in 1932 by J. Everett Allen. Our affiliate company, LPL Financial, in sharing with our values, continues to support and honor those efforts.  The Bonnet Springs experience embodies how we honor this core value”, shared Michael Walker, Vice President, Regional Operations.

The Allen & Company Family Lawn will serve as a gathering space for picnics, events, and relaxation. The 2-acre space is nestled between the Franklin Family and Clyne Family Mountains and will have seating available both on the lawn and on the two bordering mountains. With seating capacity of up to 5,000, the Lawn promises to be a flexible space for fun memories for generations to come.

“We are delighted to have Allen & Company support Bonnet Springs Park, with a corporate gift acknowledging the support of our mission and vision for this Park. We look forward to creating a long-standing collaborative partnership that will enhance Park programming for many years.” said Josh Henderson, CEO of Bonnet Springs Park.

Bonnet Springs Park aims to enrich the community by combining and promoting the use of nature, culture, recreation, and education in the area. The Allen & Company Family Lawn will support the community by providing a space to escape, engage, and explore the area all while visitors enjoy an area for relaxation, entertainment, and more.



Since 1932 Allen & Company of Florida, LLC. has provided financial planning and wealth management services to the communities we serve.  Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, with operations in Winter Haven and Viera, Allen & Company is Florida’s oldest investment firm.  Investment advisory services offered through Allen & Company of Florida, LLC (Allen & Co) and its affiliate, LPL Financial LLC (LPL), registered investment advisers. Securities offered through LPL, Member FINRA/SIPC.



Bonnet Springs Park is a blended urban/natural 168-acre Park centrally located in Lakeland, Florida scheduled to open in the near future. Bonnet Springs Park is designed to create spaces to escape, engage, and explore while experiencing and learning about the extraordinary history of Central Florida. Bonnet Springs Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. The Park serves to unify Central Florida’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and unique opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors. The vision of Bonnet Springs Park is to be a place within walking distance to our city’s urban core where art, recreation, fun, and tranquility intersect by design.


We encourage you to learn more about this one of a kind project by visiting:

Bonnet Springs Park website

Facebook: @BonnetSpringsPark

IG: @bonnetspringspark





Heide Evans Waldron

Bonnet Springs Park



Robin Chaddick

Allen & Company



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