• 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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  • June Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla. (May 28, 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: June Book Club: Recommended Reading In June, we recommend “Tin Can Tourists in Florida 1900-1970” by Dr. Nic [...]

  • Emergency Water Repairs along SR 37 Progressing
    posted on 5/28/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 27, 2015) — Repairs to a water main break along South Florida Avenue near Shepherd Road are progressing. Polk County Utilities has localized the break and are excavating site to replace pipe damaged by a nearby boring operation. About 70 local residences and 12 businesses are witho [...]

  • Emergency Water Repairs Underway along SR 37
    posted on 5/27/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 27, 2015) — A water main break along South Florida Avenue near Shepherd Road has caused widespread disruption to residential and commercial water service. Polk County Utilities’ crews are onsite initiating emergency repairs. Currently, there is no indication as to how many customer [...]

  • Winging it is Not an Emergency Plan
    posted on 5/27/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 27, 2015) – Mark your calendars; June 10 is Emergency Preparedness Be Ready Night at the Lakeland Flying Tigers game. It will be a night of education, baseball and all-you-can-eat food for $11 a person as the Flying Tigers face the Brevard Manatees. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and [...]

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