• 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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  • Stroke Victim Meets Fire Rescue Crew Who Came To Her Aid

    Bartow, Fla. (April 25, 2017) — When David Carpenter woke up on New Year’s Eve, he planned to sit around, watch ball games, drink beer and eat popcorn. But when he saw his wife, Pam, those plans changed dramatically.  “I was having a terrible headache,” Mrs. Carpenter said. Her husband realize [...]

  • Boat Ramp Closures
    posted on 4/24/2017

    Bartow, Fla. (April 24, 2017) – Polk County Parks & Recreation will install new boat ramps at Loyce E. Harpe Park and Saddle Creek Park starting this week.   The construction will cause certain areas of each park to be inaccessible during this time.  The Saddle Creek boat ramp No. 5, alo [...]

  • Curious Rattlesnake Says Hello To Firefighters During Red Grange Fire
    posted on 4/24/2017

    Bartow, Fla. (April 23, 2017) — Fighting the Red Grange Fire wasn’t the only challenge firefighters faced over the weekend. On Saturday, April 22, firefighters stumbled across a rattlesnake while protecting a structure during a flare-up . “While our crews are working, they must be extremely car [...]

  • Lake Wales House Under Investigation
    posted on 4/24/2017

    Bartow, Fla. (April 23, 2017) — A home in Lake Wales received extensive fire damage. Polk County Fire Rescue responded to 2507 Forest Drive just before 7 a.m. Sunday, April 23. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the structure. In approximately 30 minutes, Polk [...]

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