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 mmanning@lakewalesfl.gov or (863) 678-4182 Ext: 254

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  1. DESPITE PANDEMIC, CITY FINANCES REMAIN HEALTHY, AUDIT SHOWS

    DESPITE PANDEMIC, CITY FINANCES REMAIN HEALTHY, AUDIT SHOWS Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Lake Wales city finances continue to remain healthy, according to an outside audit completed in late April. Read on...
  2. ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE!

    ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE! 3rd Street from Townsend Avenue to Polk Avenue will be closed until Tuesday for storm inlet maintenance repair. Read on...
  3. Legacy Housing Rehabilitation Program

    The Lake Wales CRA is presenting the Legacy Housing Rehabilitation Program. This program is designed to pay respect to the seniors living in the Northwest Neighborhood by doing exterior improvements to their homes. Read on...
  4. Water Department will be flow testing all fire hydrants starting on Tuesday April 27, 2021.

    The Water Department will be flow testing all fire hydrants starting on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Two technicians will be performing the work. It will continue until we complete flow testing for all city fire hydrants. Read on...
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