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. Curbside Cleanup, Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Place general junk at the street in front of your residence. Read on...
  2. Road Closure: Seminole Avenue near First Street on Nov. 30

    A portion of Seminole Avenue will be closed near First Street on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Read on...
  3. Christmas Cinema with Santa - Lake Wailes Park

    Get your sleigh bells ready! Kids can get their photos taken with Santa and see the movie “The Polar Express.” Read on...
  4. City of Lake Wales proclaims Lady Highlander Volleyball Recognition Day, Nov. 15, 2022

    Mayor Hilligoss presented a proclamation to the Lake Wales High School Volleyball Team. Read on...
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