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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. DESPITE HEADWINDS, TWO NEW EATERIES ON TRACK FOR DOWNTOWN OPENING THANKS TO CRA INCENTIVE PROGRAM

    DESPITE HEADWINDS, TWO NEW EATERIES ON TRACK FOR DOWNTOWN OPENING THANKS TO CRA INCENTIVE PROGRAM 2 more downtown eateries are hoping to open soon, the 3rd and 4th restaurants to take advantage of the Lake Wales CRA’s restaurant incentive program Read on...
  2. Airport Master Plan Study Presentation

    The City of Lake Wales invites the public to attend a progress presentation on the ongoing master plan study. The presentation will take place Monday, August 2, at 5:30 as part of the regularly scheduled Airport Authority Board Meeting. Read on...
  3. Welcoming the City's new Virtual Assistant, Sandy!

    Available on the City’s website live chat, Sandy is our new virtual assistant. Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to answer your questions! Read on...
  4. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates City-Lake Wales Family YMCA Partnership

    The City of Lake Wales and the YMCA of West Central Florida held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations made to the Lake Wales Family YMCA facility. Read on...
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