Parks & Horticulture

Introduction

The City's Parks & Horticulture Department is tasked with the care and maintenance of over 200 acres of city-owned property. In 2019, the City of Lake Wales adopted the Lake Wales Connected plan, which puts emphasis on transforming into a "City in a Garden".


Volunteer with Parks & Horticulture

Click here to volunteer with Parks & Horticulture. Opportunities for the following interests are available:

  • Installation of new plantings
  • Maintenance of existing landscape beds
  • General park maintenance projects
  • Special events
  • And more!


Parks, Facilities & Trails

Parks, Facilities & Trails include Lake Wailes Park, Crystal Lake Park, Kiwanis Park, Park Avenue Connector Trail, Kirkland Gymnasium, Northwest Complex, and Lake Wales Sports Complex. To view all parks, facilities, and trails, click here.

Contact Us

  1. Michael Manning
    Assistant to the City Manager
    863-678-4182 Ext. 254
    mmanning@lakewalesfl.gov


    Lester Gulledge
    Horticulturist
    863-678-4182 Ext. 264
    lgulledge@lakewalesfl.gov

Currently & Recently Completed Projects

Sessoms Avenue Street Trees

  • Completed August 2022
  • Installation of 5 Cathedral Live Oaks and 5 Japanese Blueberry Trees

Northwest Complex

  • Scheduled for September 2022
  • Installation of Pink Muhly Grasses

Park Avenue Connector Trail

  • Scheduled for Late 2022
  • "City in a Garden" landscaping along the Park Avenue Connector Trail
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