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 mmanning@lakewalesfl.gov or (863) 678-4182 Ext: 254

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  1. Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    Applications for the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund will open MONDAY, May 3, 2021, at noon ET. Registration for the SBA application portal is open TODAY. Read on...
  2. CITIZEN INPUT ON RECREATION MASTER PLAN SOUGHT IN COMING WEEKS

    City residents will get three chances in the coming weeks to share their vision for what Lake Wales Recreation could look like in the future. Read on...
  3. Water Department will be flow testing all fire hydrants starting on Tuesday April 27, 2021.

    The Water Department will be flow testing all fire hydrants starting on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Two technicians will be performing the work. It will continue until we complete flow testing for all city fire hydrants. Read on...
  4. Gardening Kits now available

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