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. ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS THAT LIVE IN THE NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD AREA OF LAKE WALES, FLORIDA

    The City of Lake Wales is seeking applicants that live in the Northwest Neighborhood of Lake Wales to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to assist homeowners with repairs. Read on...
  2. 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 for the next few months. Two technicians will be performing the work. It will continue until we complete flow testing for all city fire hydrants. Read on...
  3. Welcoming the City's new Virtual Assistant, Sandy!

    Available on the City’s website live chat, Sandy is our new virtual assistant. Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to answer your questions! Read on...
  4. Curious Kids Steam Class

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