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Colt Creek State Park Highlights nature in Northern Polk

If you haven't been out to explore Polk's northern reaches, Colt Creek State Park needs to be on your list. The park is off State Road 471, north of Lakeland, and includes more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat.

Construction of the Cherry Hill Water Production Facility

Pilot Project Hopes to Address Future Water Shortage

Increased population growth and drought conditions have stressed Polk's traditional water sources. In short, we are using more water than our surface and groundwater resources can supply. To help address the potential problem, the Board recently approved a funding agreement with the Southwest Florida Management District.

Community Redevelopment Areas

Community Redevelopment Areas

Polk County CRA's help to facilitate projects that improve or redevelop areas in blighted areas.

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