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  • Development Review Committee

    No additional information available.

    Mar
    30

    Location: Planning and Development Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Neil Combee Administration Building
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Polk Transportation Planning Organization's Technical Advisory Committee

    No additional information available.

    Mar
    30

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Room 413
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee

    No additional information available.

    Mar
    30

    Location: Commissioners' Conference Room, Room 407
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Board and Staff Agenda Review

    No additional information available.

    Mar
    31

    Location: Commissioners' Conference Room, Room 407
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Final meeting of Value Adjustment Board

    No additional information available.

    Mar
    31

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Lake Region Audubon Hike

    Lake Region Audubon Society will begin periodic bird hikes at Circle B Bar Reserve led by the Bird Club. For more information, e-mail birdclub@lakeregionaudubon.org  or call Bob Snow at 863-712-3878.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m

    Phone: (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    01

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Dirt Day-The Four Seasons of Family Fun

    Come on out and join us for Dirt Day - the Four Seasons of Family FUN series.  We will be learning about bees and other pollinating animals.  Come and enjoy learning about why bees are so important to our survival!  This is a FREE event for children ages 5-12.  Have your caring adult sign you up for this event on the web at https://dirtday3_2017.eventbrite.com. You will not want to miss out on the family fun day at Circle B Bar Reserve!  All children must be accompanied by their caring adult.  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Parks and the Florida Master Gardner's.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    01

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Good Ol' Days Festival

    Polk County Parks & Recreation’s annual Good Ol’ Days Festival is free family event. This event invites all members of the family to celebrate the local history of Florida. The Good Ol’ Days Festival will feature vendors, historical interpretation, demonstrators, re-enactors of the early 1900’s, live entertainment and much more.


    Victorian tea experience times: 12 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.


    For more information, please call (863) 534-6911 or down the Good Ol' Days Festival Event Flyer

    Apr
    01

    Location: Homeland Heritage Park (249 Church Avenue, Homeland)
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Central Florida Development Council Board meeting

    No additional information available.

    Apr
    03

    Location: Spherion Staffing, 1925 E. Edgewood Dr., #102, Lakeland
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Board Meeting

    Apr
    04

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Public Hearings

    Apr
    04

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Invasive Plant Removal

    Come and make a difference by removing the invasive species Caesar weed. Bring your favorite pair of gloves, and some water and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last – removing the Caesar weed. The work that has been done already is changing the landscape at the Reserve and we just need a couple of more hands to keep pushing forwards.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    05

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    08

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    09

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call (863) 668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    11

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Guided Bird Hike

    Please join our volunteer guide on a hike through the Marsh. Learn about the birds of Circle B Bar Reserve. This will be a great time of year to bird watch at Circle B Bar Reserve, so do not miss out on this hike. Bring binoculars because you never know what birds will be stopping in at the Marsh. To sign up for this hike please call 863-668-4673 ext. 205. Limit 10 people.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    12

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Invasive Plant Removal

    Come and make a difference by removing the invasive species Caesar weed. Bring your favorite pair of gloves, and some water and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last – removing the Caesar weed. The work that has been done already is changing the landscape at the Reserve and we just need a couple of more hands to keep pushing forwards.

      

    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    12

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call (863) 668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    13

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Legislative & Regulatory Update (State & Federal)

    Presented by Frank Jackalone, Senior Organizing Manager, Sierra Florida Chapter Director                                                                                      Presentation Brought to Us by Sierra Club


    Concerned about environmental regulations, climate science, and fossil fuels?  Frank will explain what is happening in Florida and what we can do to make progress by working with our cities, counties, and clean energy businesses to protect our air, water, land, and endangered species.  He will also provide an update on Sierra Club's priority environmental bills before the Florida Legislature.  


    Program starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Workshop building - covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. (if you wish to participate, please bring a dish to share, and bring your own drink and utensils).  Bring a flashlight for the parking lot.  

    Apr
    13

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    14

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    Polk County Parks & Recreation presents the annual Easter Egg Hunts. Each hunt begins at 9:00 a.m.,so don't be late!  


    For children ages 2-9 and admission to this event is free. Each hunt will be divided  by age groups. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs in and every egg contains a prize (candy or toy). 


    Easter Egg Hunt Locations:


    • Fort Meade: Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area (U.S. 98 East on Peace River, Ft. Meade)

    • Lake Wales: Mary Norma Resource Center (2226 Karen Street, Lake Wales)

    • Lakeland: Medulla Resource Center (1049 Parker Road, Lakeland)

    • Polk City: Polk City Park (5130 Duey Road, Polk City)

    • Winter Haven/Eloise: Snively-Brooks Park (191 9th Street, Eloise) 

    For more information, please call (863) 534-6911 or download the Easter Egg Hunt event flyer.


    Apr
    15

    Location: Various Locations
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


    Apr
    15

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Architectural Tour

    Join us for a family friendly architectural tour of the History Center and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture, the construction of the building and the stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse. The architectural tour is on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

    Apr
    15

    Location: History Center
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • CLOSED-Easter

    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center will be closed Sunday, April 16th; the trails will remain open from sunrise to sunset. Portable restrooms are available near the parking lot. 


    We do not allow any Easter egg hunts on the property. 


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    16

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

  • Board Meeting

    Apr
    18

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    18

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Public Hearings

    No additional information available.

    Apr
    18

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Invasive Plant Removal

    Come and make a difference by removing the invasive species Caesar weed. Bring your favorite pair of gloves, and some water and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last – removing the Caesar weed. The work that has been done already is changing the landscape at the Reserve and we just need a couple of more hands to keep pushing forwards.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.


    Apr
    19

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Free Vendor Day Training

    The Procurement Division is now offering a FREE "How to do Business with Polk County" training session to all interested vendors. This training explains the bidding process from start to finish and is offered on the 3rd Thursday of each month. To reserve your seat, please submit the request form.

    Apr
    20

    Location: Procurement's Conference Room located at 330 West Church Street, Room 150, Bartow, FL.
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call (863) 668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    20

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Sierra Club Planting - Open to the Public

    Contribute to our jewel of Nature Education, the Nature Discovery Center, at Circle B Bar Reserve.  This outing we are beautifying the grounds by planting different native plants.  Folks learn about native plants and enjoy the company of like-minded people. To participate please RSVP by contacting Andy Quinn, (863) 683-9600 or email abquinn2010@gmail.com  


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Phone:  (863) 668-4673.




    Apr
    22

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    23

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call (863) 668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    25

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    25

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Invasive Plant Removal

    Come and make a difference by removing the invasive species Caesar weed. Bring your favorite pair of gloves, and some water and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last – removing the Caesar weed. The work that has been done already is changing the landscape at the Reserve and we just need a couple of more hands to keep pushing forwards.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call (863) 668-4673.

    Apr
    26

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    26

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call (863) 668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    27

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Kids Fishing Derby

    Polk County Parks & Recreation's Kids Fishing Derby is a free event for kids 4-15 years of age (12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) which will introduce them to the sport of fishing. There will be contests, doors prizes and each registered kid will receive a free hotdog lunch.  Participants must provide their own rod and bait.


    For more information, please call (863) 534-6911 or download the Kids Fishing Derby event flyer

    Apr
    29

    Location: Simmers Young Park (339 American Spirit Rd.,Winter Haven)
    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

    Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.


    Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.

    Trails are open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Apr
    30

    Location: Polk's Nature Discovery Center
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Board Meeting

    May
    02

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Public Hearings

    May
    02

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Board Meeting

    May
    16

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Public Hearings

    No additional information available.

    May
    16

    Location: County Commission Boardroom
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Free Vendor Day Training

    The Procurement Division is now offering a FREE "How to do Business with Polk County" training session to all interested vendors. This training explains the bidding process from start to finish and is offered on the 3rd Thursday of each month. To reserve your seat, please submit the request form.

    May
    18

    Location: Procurement's Conference Room located at 330 West Church Street, Room 150, Bartow, FL.
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Architectural Tour

    Join us for a family friendly architectural tour of the History Center and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture, the construction of the building and the stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse. The architectural tour is on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

    May
    20

    Location: History Center
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Memorial Day Holiday

    No additional information available.

    May
    29

    Location:
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners

330 W. Church St.
PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
(863) 534-6000

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