• Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture. Image
    Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture.
  • Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness. Image
    Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness.
  • At sunset, an alligator swims on Lake Hancock. Image
    At sunset, an alligator swims on Lake Hancock.
  • Loyce Harpe Park's mountain bike trails are some of the best in Florida. Image
    Loyce Harpe Park's mountain bike trails are some of the best in Florida.
  • Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland is the state's newest university. Image
    Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland is the state's newest university.
  • Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse. Image
    Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse.
  • Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction. Image
    Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction.
  • Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve. Image
    Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve.
  • The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers. Image
    The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers.
  • Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history. Image
    Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history.
  • Circle B Bar Reserve has become a popular nature destination in Polk. Image
    Circle B Bar Reserve has become a popular nature destination in Polk.
  • The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure. Image
    The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure.
  • SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales. Image
    SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales.
  • Nestled in southern Polk County, the Streamsong Clubhouse attracts golfers and fishing enthusiasts. Image
    Nestled in southern Polk County, the Streamsong Clubhouse attracts golfers and fishing enthusiasts.
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  • Fatal Fire in Davenport

    Bartow, Fla. (June 30, 2015) —  Polk County Fire Rescue is currently on-scene of a fire involving one fatality at 421 Buck Trail in Davenport. Polk County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the fire shortly before 6:45 a.m. this morning. The first unit went enroute one minute later and the first un [...]

  • Circle B Bar Reserve Trail Getting Observation Area
    posted on 6/29/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (June 26, 2015) — The construction of an observation area along Marsh Rabbit Run at Circle B Bar Reserve is in the works. Work on the observation area will begin on Monday and the trail will be closed to hikers during that time. The trail will likely be closed through September as [...]

  • July Happenings at the History Center
    posted on 6/26/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (June 26, 2015) – Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:   July 3 and 4: Holiday Closing The History Center will be closed on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and [...]

  • Public Notice: Commissioners to Attend CFDC Focus Group
    posted on 6/23/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (June 23, 2015) — At least three Polk County commissioners will attend the Central Florida Economic Development Study Focus group later this month. The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Central Florida Development Council office at 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road [...]

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