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. Open call for mural artists, $10,000.00

    The Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is actively seeking a talented, experienced and original artist to paint one of our underpasses. Read on...
  2. Road Closure

    Starting Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, a portion of the intersection of SR 17 at Mountain Lake Cutoff Road will be closed to install a new traffic signal. Visual map of detours available. Read on...
  3. City’s Development Services enhances CRA team

    Emphasis on leveraging partnerships to provide affordable housing and develop Lincoln Avenue Business District Read on...
  4. Business Development Series Event - Community Redevelopment Agency

    Be one of the first to hear from property owners and see presentations on the future of Lincoln Avenue. Read on...
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