Parker Associates was integral in the development of Lakewood Ranch for over 20 years.

The Lake Club

The Lake Club by Dr. David F. Parker The Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch (LWR), the planned community that opened in 1995 adjacent to the Florida cities of Sarasota and Bradenton, has become arguably the most prestigious address in the encompassing two-county metropolitan area. But it wasn’t always thus. About twelve years ago, the then-president of the 31,000 acre Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR), C. John Clarke, was concerned about the number of homes and the number of golf courses being developed in the rapidly growing Lakewood Ranch planned community being developed on SMR ranchland – two golf courses completed, three more planned, and an additional 18-hole private course on the Ranch’s […]

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