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. Crystal Lake Park Trail Public Meeting

    City staff held a public meeting with members of the community to gain input on proposed plans for the Crystal Lake Park Trail project. Read on...
  2. Lake Wales CRA helps seniors with home improvements, 'Lake Wales Connected' plan

    Seniors interested in service are encouraged to apply. Application: Read on...
  3. Lake Night Cinema featuring "Grease" the movie

    Saturday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m., Lake Wailes Park Read on...
  4. City commission proclaimed January 2023 as General Aviation Month

    Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson presented a proclamation to Airport manager Amanda Kirby to recognize General Aviation Month. Read on...
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