• An alligator swims at sunset on Lake Hancock. Image
    An alligator swims at sunset 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 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.
  • North Central Landfill Closed and No Residential Collection Services on Christmas and New Year’s Day

    BARTOW, Fla. (December 16, 2014) – The Polk County Board of County Commissioners’ Waste & Recycling division announced that on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, the North Central Landfill will be closed and there will be no residential collection services (including all garbage, y [...]

  • Get a Healthy Start on Your New Year’s Resolutions
    posted on 12/22/2014

    BARTOW, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2014) – If you are  resolving to living healthier in 2015, get an early start to your New Year’s resolution with a hike at Circle B Bar Reserve, one of Polk County’s environmental lands. Board of County Commissioners Chairman George Lindsey is hosting the New Ye [...]

  • BoCC approves new Noise Ordinance for Polk County
    posted on 12/16/2014

    BARTOW, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2014) — Enforcing county laws that prohibit unreasonably excessive noise in motor vehicles just got easier, with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approving a new noise ordinance today. The ordinance, states that unreasonably excessive noise is sound produced [...]

  • West Highland Street Lane Closures
    posted on 12/16/2014

    Bartow, Fla. (December 16, 2014 ) — Starting tomorrow, a City of Lakeland project to upgrade storm drainage and install sidewalks will mean intermittent lane closures for both travel lanes along West Highland Street between Beech Avenue and Pinewood Avenue in the Wabash area. Closures will be cond [...]

  • North Central Landfill Closed and No Residential Collection Services on Christmas and New Year’s Day
    posted on 12/16/2014

    BARTOW, Fla. (December 16, 2014) – The Polk County Board of County Commissioners’ Waste & Recycling division announced that on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, the North Central Landfill will be closed and there will be no residential collection services (including all garbage, y [...]

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