• 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 at sunset is a popular nature destination. Image
    Circle B Bar Reserve at sunset is a popular nature destination.
  • The Blue Angels are a familiar sight at the annual Sun 'n Fun fly-in in Lakeland. Image
    The Blue Angels are a familiar sight at the annual Sun 'n Fun fly-in in Lakeland.
  • 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.
  • Polk County GIS Day

    BARTOW, Fla. (October 24, 2014) – Polk County is holding its annual GIS Day celebration titled “GIS Innovation & Your World” on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event will be held at the new Florida Polytechnic University campus at 4700 Research Way in Lakeland. Free, reserved [...]

  • New Deal Bridges Get New Life
    10/21/2014 03:55:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (October 21, 2014)— PGTV will debut a three-minute video about two new Polk County bridges tomorrow morning on the Polk Today program at 7:45 a.m. The segment will air again at 11:45 a.m. and will be replayed periodically afterward. The video can also be viewed on The Polk Government Y [...]

  • November Happenings at the History Center
    10/20/2014 03:40:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (October 20, 2014) – 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:   Nov. 1, 11 a.m. - Cemetery Tour A walking tour of the historic Oak Hill Cemetery starts at the [...]

  • Polk County Full-Scale Active Shooter Exercise
    10/20/2014 08:55:00 AM

    Lakeland, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) — A full-scale active shooter exercise will be held at Lake Gibson High School today, Monday, October 20. The exercise should begin at approximately 9 a.m. and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. This is a closed exercise and will not be open to the general public. Exer [...]

  • Old Dixie Hwy. To Close Temporarily Monday
    10/17/2014 04:40:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (October 17, 2014) — Old Dixie Hwy. will be closed for most of the daytime hours on Monday between Schalamar Creek Drive and Carroll Road to allow crews to safely set a 60-foot long aluminum pedestrian bridge across Schalamar Creek. The pedestrian bridge is part of an ongoing sidewalk [...]

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