A rendering shown to city commissioners on Friday gives the public a glimpse of the design being considered for a large new park planned for Southwest Lakeland at Pipkin and Medulla roads near Lakeland Linder International Airport.
Bonnet Springs Park Asks City to Waive $399,601 in Land Purchase Costs
The developers of Bonnet Springs Park are asking the city of Lakeland for a $399,601 reduction in the price of city-owned land that will be used to support the park, and several city commissioners today appeared ready to grant that request when they vote on it Monday.
Bonnet Springs Park Announces Opening Date: Oct. 22
Retired Lakeland Parks and Recreation Director Bill Tinsley showed off the transformation of the Bonnet Springs Park property on Thursday afternoon like a proud parent shows off a newborn baby.
Cleveland Heights Is Attracting More Golfers, Lowering the City Subsidy
The city of Lakeland’s Cleveland Heights Golf Course has attracted a growing number of golfers in the last three years, with year-to-date rounds rising nearly 25%, The Ledger reports. The accompanying increase in revenue means city government’s expected subsidy of the golf course will be $500,000 next year, nearly half the 2019 level and the […]
Lake Crago Winter Algae Bloom Stirs Fears of Long Summer Ahead
It’s been a relatively mild winter, even by Florida standards, and warm, sunny days with temperatures in the low 90s are forecast for Central Florida in the coming week. But already one of Lakeland’s 37 named lakes is showing signs of heat stress with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County issuing a health […]
City Calls for a Workshop to Discuss Duck Hunting on Lakes
Lakeland city commissioners today waded into the emotionally charged issue of duck hunting on city lakes after getting emails from residents along Lake Parker who complained of recent pre-dawn shotgun blasts near their homes and a city recreation trail that skirts the lake.
Mutz Insists on Boardwalks for the Planned West Lake Hunter Trail
A proposed recreational trail along the west side of Lake Hunter should use boardwalks to take walkers, joggers and bicyclists over the water instead of hugging the shoreline next to a busy roadway, even if it means the city of Lakeland supplements the project’s state funding, Mayor Bill Mutz said Friday.
Bonnet Springs Park Pushes Toward Opening This Spring
The project to turn 168 vacant acres west of downtown Lakeland into the showcase Bonnet Springs Park is on schedule to open this spring or summer, the park’s developers say.
City Ponders Multi-Use Trail Along Lake Hunter’s West Shore
The city of Lakeland is exploring the idea of converting the sidewalk along Sikes Boulevard adjacent to Lake Hunter into a multi-purpose trail.
Lakeland Entrepreneur Sells FITNiche to Fleet Feet
Lakeland entrepreneur Rich Wills has sold his three FITNiche stores to North Carolina-based Fleet Feet, which has 190 running-store stores in 37 states, The Ledger reports. Wills is retaining FITNiche Events Inc., which times races, and he is working to bring a line of barefoot-style running shoes to market. Source: The Ledger