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 By Robert Connors    News 

New "Mobility Fee" Approved to Address Cost of New Development

Faced with a expected wave of new development after approving more than a dozen new housing projects in less than a year, the Lake Wales City Commission on Tuesday unanimously... — Updated 8/4/2022


A New Certification Came Naturally to Stephanie Edwards

Whether working on large projects like the Park Avenue Connector Trail or coordinating the usage of the city's recreation facilities, Stephanie Edwards is the one the city can... — Updated 1/6/2022


New City Communications Director Hopes to Reach More Citizens

Communications and information about City of Lake Wales activities and services should be easier to find, as a result of the hiring of Marketing and Communications Director Eric... — Updated 12/28/2021

 By Brian Ackley    News

City Asks For Participation in "Community Conditions Survey"

Lake Wales is getting ready to ask its residents how they think the city is performing. The city plans to conduct a "Community Conditions Survey" in order to assess the current... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports
Kids and coaches on Legion Field grass

New Lighted Football Field May Serve Youth Football Leagues

A lighted football field proposed for Washington Park near US 27 is expected to make a big difference to hundreds of young people involved in two Lake Wales youth football leagues.... — Updated 10/6/2021


Final Public Input Workshop for Recreation Master Plan May 11

The final public workshop to help create the city's Recreation Master Plan is planned for Tuesday, May 11. Engineering and planning consulting firm S&ME was hired by the city to... — Updated 5/6/2021


3 Public Input Workshops Set for City Recreation Master Plan

The public is invited to help create the city's Recreation Master Plan by attending one of three public workshops in the coming weeks. Engineering and planning consulting firm S&ME... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Brian Ackley    News

City Creating Master Plan for Parks, Trails, Open Spaces

City leaders are continuing to cast an eye towards improving the quality of life by approving the creation of a master plan for parks, trails and open spaces in Lake Wales.... — Updated 12/2/2020


Unanimous Commission Names James Slaton as City Manager

Lake Wales City Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 20 to appoint James Slaton as the next city manager. Slaton has been serving as interim city manager since June 2, when... — Updated 10/29/2020

 By Brian Ackley    News

City Explores Small Increase in Development Impact Fees, First in 10 Years

For the first time in almost a decade, Lake Wales is proposing a small increase in its development impact fees. City commissioners have approved a first reading of a new fee... — Updated 9/16/2020


City Manager Negotiates Amicable Deal to Leave Immediately

Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields and the city commission agreed Tuesday June 2 to part ways in something akin to an "amicable divorce" but it took a lengthy discussion to reach... — Updated 6/3/2020


City May OK Feasibility Study for Sports and Recreation Complex

Lake Wales city officials are asking commissioners to green light a study to determine the feasibility of building a sports and recreation complex that might attract tournaments... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Brian Ackley    News

City Discussing Plans for Reopening Recreation, Other Facilities

City leaders are starting to take at look at plans to reopen Lake Wales facilities including city hall, recreation areas, parks and the library. But before anything is opened, they... — Updated 5/13/2020


COVID-19 March 26 Update from City of Lake Wales

The City of Lake Wales continues to be under a declared State of Emergency by Mayor Fultz. There is no curfew at this time. As Covid-19 updates for Florida's residents continue dail... — Updated 4/2/2020


City Announces Closings, Meeting Cancellations, Service Alternatives

The City of Lake Wales will close, or restrict, many of its services to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. Recognizing the diverse populations that city departments serve, the... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Mary Walkup    Ridge Life

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales - Women Pioneers in History

The early settlers of what is now Lake Wales were hearty, adventuresome people, real Pioneers, descendants of their ancestors who traveled via oxen-driven covered wagons and were... — Updated 9/5/2019


Commission Examines Park and Recreation Expansion Plans

Scott Blackburn said he and his wife Carrie are tired of carting their four children to other communities because Lake Wales doesn't have enough recreation and sports facilities.... — Updated 6/26/2019


City Candidates Express Views

Candidates for Lake Wales mayor and city commission shared common beliefs about the need for more citizen involvement and transparency in city government at a forum Thursday, March... — Updated 3/20/2019


Family Movie Night March 22

The City of Lake Wales Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting Lake Night Cinema Friday, March 22 on the shores of Lake Wailes. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and the... — Updated 3/19/2019


100+ Gather for Lake Wales Live

The second Lake Wales Live event drew about 100 people for music, food and lovely evening weather March 15. Sponsored by the City of Lake Wales Parks and Recreation Department,... — Updated 3/16/2019

 By Mike Carter    News

City Planning a North Library

The City of Lake Wales is planning to add a new library branch and recreational facility on Chalet Suzanne Road on the northern edge of the city near the Eagle Ridge Mall. The new... — Updated 2/25/2019


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