• Construction on a new parking garage is about to commence Image
    Stay informed with updates on the new parking garage construction.
  • 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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  • Lake Arbuckle Campground Closure

    Bartow, Fla. (May 27, 2016) – Polk County Parks & Recreation’s Lake Arbuckle Campground will be closed for maintenance starting May 31 until further notice. The Lake Arbuckle boat ramp will remain open to the public during this time. Lake Arbuckle Park and Campground is located at 2600 Lake [...]

  • June Happenings at the History Center
    posted on 5/27/2016

    Bartow, Fla. (May 23, 2016) – 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’s Family Program – Curators of Curiosity - All Month - Our Symbols This month, explore the impo [...]

  • North Central Landfill closed on Memorial Day
    posted on 5/23/2016

    BARTOW, Fla. (May 23, 2016) – The North Central Landfill will be closed on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 30. Also, no residential collection services (including all garbage, yard waste collection and recycling) in all unincorporated areas will occur on that day. The North Central Landfill [...]

  • Repairs to Close Payne Street at Blue Jay Avenue for Five Days
    posted on 5/13/2016

    Bartow, Fla. (May 13, 2016) — Starting Monday morning, a county drainage project will close Payne Street in unincorporated Auburndale (Kossuthville) to through-traffic for five days. The replacement of a storm drainage pipe near the intersection of Payne Street and Blue Jay Avenue will require a d [...]

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