|Celebrate Earth Day by “wandering” at Se7en Wetlands!The City of Lakeland owns and operates Se7en Wetlands, which is comprised of over 1,600 acres of marshes, uplands, and lakes. It boasts an outstanding and diverse community of plant and animal species. |
Learn MoreDrive Electric Earth Day LakelandCome to Munn Park on Sat., April 23, 9:00am-1:00pm to learn why EVs are becoming so popular! This FREE family-friendly event will have several local owners showcasing their EVs, answering your questions, & sharing their enthusiasm.
|Keep Lakeland BeautifulThe City of Lakeland welcomes a new partner in helping to keep our community clean and litter free! The Lakes and Stormwater Division is super excited to be partnering with Keep Lakeland Beautiful Inc.! This new non-profit organization was just established earlier this year and has already been out beautifying Lakeland. |
|Parks, Recreation & Cultural ArtsThe City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department is adding Cultural Arts to its name. The addition of Cultural Arts to the Department not only recognizes programming, partnerships, and green spaces, but it also highlights the adaptability of these spaces going forward. |
|Have you cast your vote?The 22nd Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition is on display along the Lemon Street Promenade and at the Lakeland Public Library. The sculptures have all been installed and will be on display now through the end of 2022. The community is encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture by visiting the People’s Choice web page.|
|May 1 Roundabout Construction The construction for a new roundabout at the intersection of State Road 572 (Drane Field Road) and Don Emerson Drive is slated to start May 1, 2022. The single lane roundabout is being constructed to accommodate the traffic demand at this intersection which serves as the primary access to the Lakeland Regional Airport and the Publix Super Markets corporate offices. The completed project will also include drainage, lighting, and landscape improvements. |
Intersection Avoidance Safety ProgramThe City of Lakeland was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to expand the Intersection Avoidance Safety Program (ICASP) to include 25 additional high-impact intersections. The system has sensors that measure the speed of a vehicle and its distance from the intersection. It then predicts whether the driver is going to run the red light or be clear of the intersection in time.
|Bridgewater SubstationOn April 8th, Lakeland Electric hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Bridgewater Substation. Substations are the interface point between high-voltage transmission and lower-voltage distribution lines. The Bridgewater substation will deliver power to customers in the area.Beckham Named Interim General Manager of Lakeland ElectricCity Manager Shawn Sherrouse has appointed Mike Beckham as Interim General Manager of Lakeland Electric, effective April 14, 2022. Recent Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy accepted a position with Lubbock Power & Light. Ivy will oversee the Texas municipal utility starting May 2022.Read More|
|Our Solid Waste division is currently seeking qualified applicants for a variety of roles. Start your career with the City of Lakeland today!|
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|Looking for a little culture? See what Lakeland’s visual and performing arts have to offer.|
|4/22 – Sandy’s Back Porch4/29 – Ben Meyer & the Dirty Yank||5/6 – HSA – Strings (First Friday)5/13 – Big Cill5/20 – Peruba||See the Full Lineup|
|Festival of Fine Arts: Florida Southern College|
|The Diary Of Anne FrankPlay • Through April 17 • 7:30 pm||Spring BackSymphony ConcertApril 21 • 7:30 pm||Introducing The FSC Studio OrchestraOrchestra • April 21 • 7:30 pm|
|Lakeland Community Theatre|
|Rumors by Neil Simon Play • April 7–17 • 7:30 pm||Mockingbird Play: Stage Read • April 27–28 • 7:30 pm|
|The Polk Museum of Art|
|The Art of the Highwaymen: From the Woodsby Family CollectionGallery Exhibition • Feb. 12 – May 22||Cross-cultures/cross-campus: Through The Eyes Of Nan LiuGallery Exhibition • Jan. 8 – May 8|
|Polk State College|
|Next to NormalMusical • April 7–17 • 7:30 pm|
|The RP Funding Center|
|One Night of QueenConcert • May 4 • 7:30 pm||Classic Albums Live The Eagles Greatest HitsConcert • May 12 • 7:30 pm|
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