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Mosaic Peace River Boardwalk open again

Mosaic Peace River Boardwalk open again

Bartow, Florida – The north entrance to the Mosaic Peace River Boardwalk and down to the river platform has reopened ahead of schedule.

The boardwalk was temporarily closed while County Parks and Recreation crews repaired damage sustained during last week’s ravaging winds.

This newest section opened to the public in 2008 and connects to the original 1,782-foot boardwalk and also provides scenic vistas through the floodplain to the river. 

New library card designs for all Polk County residents

New library card designs for all Polk County residents

Polk County, FL -- Library cards come in a variety of designs and are FREE to Polk County residents!


To obtain a card, bring a picture ID along with proof of your street adress to any library service desk.


Your Library Card allows you to:

Off-Highway Vehicle Park discussion

Off-Highway Vehicle Park discussion

Bartow, FL -- Polk County Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed $786,712 Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Recreational Trails program grant for the County's Off-Highway Vehicle Park.


Plans for the park will be presented during the meeting. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback.

Saddle Creek gun range to close for competition

Saddle Creek gun range to close for competition

Bartow, FL -- The county-operated gun range in Saddle Creek Park will be closed to the public on April 2 for the ROTC State Championship.


This is a high school/Veterans of Foreign Wars Event.


The range will re-open for regular hours on Wednesday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

Public Town Hall meeting tomorrow

Public Town Hall meeting tomorrow

Winter Haven, FL -- Rep. Dennis Ross will host a live Town Hall meeting tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chain of Lakes Complex in the South Entrance.

The complex is located at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. The event is open to the public.

Florida Highwaymen Artwalk

Florida Highwaymen Artwalk

Polk County, FL -- Polk County's official visitor information center, will host an Artwalk showcasing the historical paintings of some of Florida's most famous artists.


Some of these artists include The Florida Highwaymen; their art is scheduled to be showcased Jan. 30 - Feb. 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


This event is a prelude to Davenport's First Annual Original Florida Highwaymen Extravaganza.

iPads available at local library

iPads available at local library

Winter Haven, FL -- IPads are now available for a two-hour checkout at the Winter Haven Public Library for use inside the building.

To check-out an IPad, provide a library card and driver’s license or photo ID.

Youths 17 and under must have a legally responsible adult (parent or caregiver) to check out the IPad.

Call 291-5880 for more info.