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. Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks

    Join us to celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Wailes Park. Read on...
  2. City initiates plans to upgrade northwest neighborhood with enhanced water system

    The City of Lake Wales Commission authorized CHA Engineering to prepare construction plans to extend a larger water main from the water plant on Sessoms Avenue. Read on...
  3. Street resurfacing of Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Avenue and Crystal Avenue

    Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Avenue and Crystal Avenue will be resurfaced this summer. Read on...
  4. Construction Site Preparation Before a Storm

    The City of Lake Wales’ staff reminds builders to have a plan in place prior to a storm. Read on...
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