• 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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  • TPO Calls Special Board Meeting for March 25

    Polk Transportation Planning Organization Chairman George Lindsey has called a special meeting of the TPO Board that will be held at 10 a.m. March 25 in the Polk County Commission boardroom. The purpose of the meeting is to address the designated recipient for the Lakeland and Winter Haven Transpo [...]

  • April Happenings at the History Center
    posted on 3/24/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (March 24, 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: April 4 , 11 a.m. – Cemetery Tour A walking tour of the historic Oak Hill Cemetery starts at the History [...]

  • All About Bonding Seminar hosted by Board of County Commissioners
    posted on 3/19/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (March 19 2015) — Most prospective vendors who want to do business with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners don’t understand bonding. They think that it is expensive, complicated or only for really big companies. It isn’t, and not being bonded keeps your business from gettin [...]

  • Planning and Development Offices closing early for training on March 24
    posted on 3/18/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (March 18, 2015) — The Office of Planning and Development, including the Land Development and Building Divisions, will be closing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. for a staff meeting and training. This includes the Planner-on-Call customer service desk. The lates [...]

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