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. How to Manage Your Time More Efficiently, Free Class

    Join us on Saturday, April 1 to learn superior time management skills. The event is set to take place at the James P Austin Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Read on...
  2. Hydrant Flushing

    Over the next three months, the City of Lake Wales Water Department will start flushing the city’s fire hydrants, starting March 27. Read on...
  3. Park Avenue Connected Trail, New Plants Added

    More Florida-friendly plants were added to the Park Avenue Connector Trail. Read on...
  4. Lake Wales Envisioned, Save the Dates!

    Mark your calendars! April will be here before we know it and you won’t want to miss the many opportunities to share your input and ideas during the Lake Wales Envisioned Charrette from April 14th-to 20th! Read on...
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