Community Information

The City of Lake Wales was incorporated in May 1917 and has a present day population of over 16,000. Located at the crossroads of State Road 60 and U.S. Highway 27, Lake Wales continues to build for the present and future. Home to the nearby historic Bok Tower Gardens, the City has recommitted to fulfilling the Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. vision of becoming a “City in a Garden”. The City’s mission is to serve and unify its citizens, to foster economic growth while building on Lake Wales’ small town values, and to promote the Edward Bok ethic that we make our City a “bit better or more beautiful” for being here.

Questions, comments or concerns? Contact Michael Manning at or (863) 678-4182 Ext: 254

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  1. Road Advisory: HWY 17/Scenic Highway is closed in both directions at Grove Ave. and Hillcrest Ave.

    Please use caution while traveling through this area. The closure is positioned between two steep hills. Florida Department of Transportation is assessing the roadway. Read on...
  2. “A” Street will be temporarily closed Wednesday, October 5 to Friday, October 7.

    Crews will be working on the enhancements to the northwest watermain. Local residents may access the street from Dr. J. A. Wiltshire Avenue. Read on...
  3. Public Forum: Land Use Study, Thursday, October 27 at 6 P.M.

    The purpose of the Land Use Study is to provide an assessment of the utility service area surrounding Lake Wales (land in unincorporated Polk County beyond Lake Wales City limits) for... Read on. Read on...
  4. Code Enforcement meeting scheduled for October 10 at 5:30 p.m. is canceled.

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