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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 or (863) 678-4182 Ext: 254

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  1. Public Grant Meeting: Tower Boulevard Trail Project at Kiwanis Park

    Share your feedback at the upcoming grant meeting for a new trail on Tower Blvd. at Kiwanis Park. Monday, Feb. 26 at noon - City Admin. Building, 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales Read on...
  2. It’s cleanup time!

    Round up the junk from your garage, backyard or attic and take it to the curb for the Spring Curbside Cleanup - Saturday March 26. Read on...
  3. Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston - Black History Month 2024

    Zora Neale Hurston, coined the founding mother of musicology was celebrated at the Lake Wales Public Library. Read on...
  4. City staff received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award

    The award represents a significant achievement by City staff. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. Read on...
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