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. City’s Development Services enhances CRA team

    Emphasis on leveraging partnerships to provide affordable housing and develop Lincoln Avenue Business District Read on...
  2. Business Development Series Event - Community Redevelopment Agency

    Be one of the first to hear from property owners and see presentations on the future of Lincoln Avenue. Read on...
  3. City expands Development Services department to support future growth

    Development Services is prepared to be proactive with developers and builders as new homes and businesses come to the city. Read on...
  4. Road Closure

    SR 60 bridge and US 27 southbound at Central Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2022. Read on...
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