After saying for years the city needs to add recreation in fast-growing southwest Lakeland, city commissioners are now pondering a land deal: $7 million for 101.5 acres to house a community park southwest of Lakeland Linder Airport.
DeSantis Announces Funding for Lake Bonnet Cleanup and Drainage Improvement
Gov. Ron DeSantis came to Bonnet Springs Park this morning to announce $148 million in infrastructure projects around the state. The biggest award is $42.9 million to the city of Lakeland for a collaboration with Bonnet Springs Park to clean Lake Bonnet and improve drainage, 10 Tampa Bay reports. The funds are part of a […]
FSC Introduces Rock Climbing Wall
Florida Southern College has joined a growing number of U.S. campuses offering a rock-climbing wall as a recreational amenity for students. FSC’s 22-foot wall at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center was introduced with a grand opening Jan. 26.
Cancer Survivor Qualifies to Run in National Senior Games
Five years after recovering from prostate cancer, 76-year-old Alan Grofe of Lakeland has qualified to run a 5k in the national senior games, ABC Action News reports. Source: ABC Action News
Land Donation Boosts Plans to Connect Fort Fraser Trail to Lakeland Trail System
Plans to link the Bartow-to-Lakeland Fort Fraser Trail with the city of Lakeland’s recreational trail system got a boost today when Polk County commissioners accepted two land donations just south of the Polk Parkway.
High School Football Scores
Lakeland 37, Kathleen 9 Lake Gibson 34, Winter Haven 27 Lakeland Christian 49, Bonita Springs 7 Ridge 30, George Jenkins 13 Victory Christian 16, Cambridge 12 Tenoroc 42, Lake Region 0 Source: Ledger Sports
$600,000 Donation Aids Upgrade of Youth Sports Park
People enjoy the city’s Cypress Youth Sports Complex. But there are 600,000 reasons why they’ll be able to enjoy it even more. That’s how many dollars Mike and Kathy McGee are donating to the city to help cover the cost of additional fields and upgrades to the facility.
Welcome Center Will Add Context to Se7en Wetlands
A welcome center being developed for the Se7en Wetlands Park will tell a story about how in the 1980s, the city of Lakeland set an example for other jurisdictions on how to treat wastewater through nature.
High School Football Scores
Lakeland 44, Strawberry Crest 0 Lake Gibson 47, DeSoto 0 Lakeland Christian 42, Fort Meade 22 Liberty 16, George Jenkins 12 All Saints 59, Masters 0 Victory Christian 34, Seffner Christian 0 Cypress Creek 47, Santa Fe 0 Umatilla 20, Tenoroc 12 Source: The Ledger: Polk Preps
More College Sports Planned for Lakeland Highlands Road
A strip of pasture fronting Lakeland Highlands Road north of the Polk Parkway is transforming into a place for college athletes to practice and play. Southeastern University says it plans to place athletic facilities on 36 acres donated by Ed and Mary Jane Holloway just north of Sam’s Club, The Ledger reports. That land abuts […]