• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Park Hours Changing at Bone Valley ATV Park

    Bartow, Fla. (August 3, 2015) — Beginning Monday, August 17, Bone Valley ATV Park will reduce hours. The ATV Park will be open Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be closed Tuesday – Thursday. Bone Valley is Polk County’s 200-acre tract with 15 trails, hill cli [...]

  • Polk County Provides Sandbag Fill Sites
    posted on 8/3/2015

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 3, 2015) – As a proactive measure while the rains continue, sandbags will be provided to Polk County residents at 14 Polk County Fire Rescue stations.  A maximum of 25-30 sandbags will be provided to each household to help prevent water intrusion into the home. Beginning at 2 p [...]

  • Polk County Fire Rescue receives SAFER Grant for additional firefighters
    posted on 7/31/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (July 31, 2015) — Fire services will be improving in northeastern Polk County, thanks to the county’s receipt of a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) was notified Thursday afternoon by the Department of Homeland Security tha [...]

  • CSX Closes Wabash Avenue for Two Days
    posted on 7/30/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (July 30, 2015 )— Wabash Road was closed to traffic this morning from CR 542 (Old Tampa Highway) to Mershon Street in Lakeland to repair broken tracks at the CSX crossing north of Olive Street. Traffic will be detoured and motorists should add extra time to trips through the area. Repair [...]

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