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. A Street Affordable Housing Ceremony

    City staff and new homeowners celebrated the completion of new affordable houses on A Street in the northwest neighborhood. The latest round of houses is through a partnership with nonprofit, Keystone Challenge Fund. Read on...
  2. Lake Wales Envisioned, Symposium and Kick-Off Meeting

    Members of the community participated in the kick-off day of the Lake Wales Envisioned plan. Read on...
  3. How to Manage Your Time More Efficiently, Free Class

    Join us on Saturday, April 1 to learn superior time management skills. The event is set to take place at the James P Austin Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Read on...
  4. Hydrant Flushing

    Over the next three months, the City of Lake Wales Water Department will start flushing the city’s fire hydrants, starting March 27. Read on...
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