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 By Robert Connors    News

Historic Woman's Club Auditorium to Receive CRA Help

A CRA grant will help a local not-for-profit save an aging historic building that serves as an important civic space in downtown Lake Wales. The Lake Wales Woman's Club was awarded... — Updated 11/29/2023

 

Lake Wales Woman's Club Has Big Impact on Community

The outsized impact of a relatively small number of Lake Wales women continues to shape and improve the lives of Lake Wales residents. With only two dozen members, the GFWC Woman's... — Updated 6/8/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Saturday "Family Fun" Day to Include Kids' Games, Bands, Beer Garden

A chance to relax in the shade, enjoy food from your favorite food truck, listen to four different bands, and let the kids burn off steam as they learn and play is expected to draw... — Updated 4/26/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wailes Park Festival Grows Family Fun, Music, Food, and Games

Lake Wailes Park will again host a day of family fun on Saturday, April 29 as the city celebrates the annual Olmsted Day in the Park. This years' event promises to be bigger and... — Updated 4/20/2023

 

Olmsted Day Vendors, Sponsors Needed to Support Tree Planting

The historic beauty of Lake Wales and efforts to re-create it are the focus of a special event planned for Lake Wailes Park. Area businesses, artists, and crafters are being... — Updated 3/3/2023

 

Lake Wales to be Featured at Congress for the New Urbanism

An annual planning conference will hear a special presentation on Lake Wales and the Connected plan this week. The 2023 CNU Florida Summit will take place on Thursday and Friday,... — Updated 2/25/2023

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Help Sought to Landscape City Streets

A civic organization working to re-create a historic landscaping plan in Lake Wales is seeking community help. Lake Wales Heritage is a non-profit group working to re-plant the 1930... — Updated 10/9/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

"Olmsted Day" Offers a Fun Lake-side Festival April 30

A celebration of parks, trees, and all things "Olmsted" will draw families to Lake Wailes Park on Saturday, April 30. The all-day event will include food vendors, bands, games for... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City to Install Large Live Oak in Arbor Day Observance

The conception of the Lake Wales Connected plan and the growing awareness of the city's strong connections to the works of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. have combined to make Arbor Day... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Wendy Dwyer    News

Lake Wales Heritage Earns Recognition from Dyer Kia and Chevrolet

Architect Frederick Law Olmsted may be best known for designing New York City's Central Park, but his many creative accomplishments also included the Biltmore Estate in North... — Updated 4/20/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

New Magnolias Planted Along Lakeshore Boulevard

Volunteers and supporters gathered Saturday morning in Lake Wailes Park to mark the dedication of 34 young Magnolia trees which were planted on Friday, April 8 along Lakeshore... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Brian Ackley    News

Edward Bok's Vision For Lake Wales Grew Beyond HIs Gardens and Tower

When Edward Bok visited the site of his carillon tower on Jan. 11, 1927, more than two years before its dedication and opening, progress at the site left him with a smile. "He was... — Updated 4/3/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales to Create Tree Advisory Board

A new Tree Advisory Board being created by City Ordinance will create a five-member board that will be charged with a host of tasks assisting the city's Horticulturist Lester... — Updated 3/25/2022

 

Bok Tower Garden's Geert D'hollander Wins Olmsted 200 National Competition

Bok Tower Gardens is participating with gardens across the nation to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., father of American landscape design. His son,... — Updated 3/14/2022

 

Lake Wales' "Garden City" Roots Run Deep

Although most Lake Wales residents aren't even aware of it, Lake Wales is famous for thousands as the site of the largest group of landscape designs ever created by the legendary... — Updated 3/7/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"State of the City" is Good, Mayor Says in Annual Report

A portrait of a city undergoing numerous changes was delivered to about 100 community and business leaders Friday at the annual "State of the City" report delivered by outgoing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 
 By Brian Ackley    News

Connected Plan Revives the Goal of City's Founders

When Lake Wales gathers April 30 to celebrate the life, legacy and work of Frederick Olmsted Sr. at "Olmsted Day in the Park," local residents will be paying homage to more than... — Updated 3/2/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Local Event One of Hundreds of Concerts, Celebrations for Frederick Law Olmsted Bicentennial

An April 30 event at Lake Wailes Park is more than a local celebration, it's part of a much broader celebration of a famous father-son duo who changed the face of North America.... — Updated 2/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City, Civic Groups Plan Celebration of Olmsted Heritage Parks

A "family fun event" this spring will recognize the legendary figure who created the city's original streetscapes, as well as Bok Tower Gardens and Mountain Lake. The all-day event... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
 By Mary Walkup    Ridge Life

Woman's Club of Lake Wales to Recreate a Century Old Tradition

It's starting to feel like the Holiday Season! Whatever it may be that gives you that festive feeling – the festive lights being switched on in the city, the first pumpkin pies... — Updated 1/10/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Bok Tower Gardens Rises in USA Today Poll Voting

Bok Tower Gardens is currently ranked third in a USA Today reader's choice poll of Best Botanical Gardens in the nation. The voting is ongoing, and the poll allows readers to vote... — Updated 4/30/2019

 
 By Cynthia J. Turner    Fun

An Oasis of Beauty and Peace Celebrates 90 Years

Traveling by car in Central Florida in 1929 wasn't easy. In the late 1920s, many Florida roads were clay. Yet, thousands of cars full of curious people headed to Lake Wales to see... — Updated 2/25/2019

 

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