Category Archives: Parks and Green Space

Winter Haven once again named a State Surgeon General Healthy Weight Community Champion

The City of Winter Haven has been recognized, again, as Healthy Weight Community Champion. This designation was put in place by the State to show commitment to making Florida the healthiest state in the nation and the city is being … Continue reading

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Bok Tower Gardens embarks on largest expansion in its history

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this … Continue reading

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Winter Haven leads in the Liveable Polk Awards

Last night, Polk Vision and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization presented the Liveable Polk Awards and Winter Haven was definitely the night’s winner. You couldn’t help but swell with pride as city and private entities in the greater Winter Haven area were recognized … Continue reading

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Photos from LEGOLAND California Visit …

Winter Haven Chamber and City officials visited LEGOLAND California on April 8 and 9, 2010. The group spent five hours touring the park with General Manager Peter Ronchetti and CFO Brian Shaw. Information concerning the visit was presented at the … Continue reading

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Looks Like it Will Be LEGOLAND!!

In what may be the biggest announcement of the new century for Winter Haven and Polk County tourism, Merlin Entertainments will announce tomorrow, January 21, they will open their second U.S. Legoland Park here in Winter Haven on the Cypress … Continue reading

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Cypress Gardens Closes …

Cypress Gardens will shutter the gate at the close of business today (Wednesday, September 23, 2009).  That’s 73 years after a young, energetic entrepreneur named Dick Pope and his wife, Julie, opened their beloved gardens on January 2, 1936. Eventually … Continue reading

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Haven In Line for Three Multi-use Trail Enhancements

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting today in Bartow approved a series of priorities that include three walking and biking trail enhancements. Among the priorities to be recommended to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are three Winter Haven … Continue reading

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Splish Splash! Discount Cash!!!

Here’s a hot deal for a wet, refreshing time for up to four people … just print this page and take it to the park for the discount admissions …

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Downtown Trailhead Park Taking Shape

Planning for the Chain of Lakes Downtown Trailhead is underway. The complex will be located on City-owned property immediately north of Fire Station 1.  The primary focus of this facility is to provide access to the recently completed Chain of … Continue reading

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Expect a “Whale” of a Sculpture Exhibition Downtown!

For the fourth year, the City of Winter Haven has joined with the Polk Museum of Art to bring ten outstanding outdoor sculptures to downtown’s three-block Central Park area for 2009. The sculptures will be installed during March. The exhibition … Continue reading

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