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The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation division is currently registering children ages four to ten years old for Tee Ball / Baseball leagues. Children who participate will practice once per week and play in a game every Saturday. All practice sessions and games will take place at the Simpson Park field.

The cost to register is $20.00 per child and a uniform shirt will be provided. Children will need to their own baseball glove. Registrations are being accepted at the Simpson Park Community Center. If additional information is needed, please contact Angela Williams at 863.834.2577.


The Orange Cup Regatta Boat Race Going on This Week - Possible Traffic Delays

On Saturday and Sunday from 730 AM to 6PM, there will be partial road closures/lane shifts on Lake Hollingsworth Drive from Cleveland Heights Blvd to just east of Buckingham. There will also be heavy traffic on Buckingham from competitors traveling to and from their equipment being stored a short distance away.

If you are not attending the event as a spectator or competitor, you may consider finding an alternate route to avoid potential delays. Parking for the event can be found at other locations around Lake Hollingsworth to view the races.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Kevin Cook

Director of Communications

City of Lakeland

Twitter @lakelandgov

 

CITY OF LAKELAND PREPPING SOUTHERN LANDINGS WORKSITE

FENCING BEING INSTALLED – CONSTRUCTION TO START MID-MARCH

 

LAKELAND, FL (March 3, 2015) - Fencing is currently being installed in preparation of a City of Lakeland Lakes & Stormwater project on the north side of Lake Hollingsworth at Southern Landings (across from Florida Southern College).

 

The City of Lakeland is planning to complete repairs to the stormwater detention pond along the boardwalk at the Southern Landings. The activities planned include the removal and replacement of a failed concrete weir structure.  The replacement of the weir is essential for the stormwater pond to function properly. 

 

Weirs are designed to alter flow characteristics of water bodies. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions that pool water behind them while also allowing the water to flow steadily over their tops. Weirs are commonly used to prevent flooding and measure discharge.

 

Construction activities will take place beginning early March 2015.  In order to protect the safety of the public, fencing is being installed around the perimeter of the work site, as well as at the entrance to the boardwalk to restrict access to the construction area through the duration of the project. 

 

The fencing is being installed on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 and will be removed as soon as the construction activities are completed. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March.  The City of Lakeland apologizes for any inconvenience the project may have because of the boardwalk being closed to the public during the time of construction. 

 

 


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN - PLEASE VOTE! 

 

Our City of Lakeland, FL (Government) Social Media efforts are up for 6 Golden Post Awards for Government Social Media! We would really appreciate your support in voting for our nominations. Please click on each of the separate links to vote and (leave a comment if you like) WE WANT LAKELAND TO WIN!!

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA RESULTS category. (3 entries) 
http://conference.governmentsocialmedia.com/golden-post-awards/outstanding-social-media-results/
( LakelandPD Cops Do the Salsa, Lakeland Police Department PSA and City of Lakeland, FL Facebook page)

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN category (1 entry)
http://conference.governmentsocialmedia.com/golden-post-awards/award-category-social-media-campaign/
(LPD UPCLOSE / Officer Involved Shootings)

(City of Lakeland Fan Photos)

USE OF HUMOR ON SOCIAL MEDIA (1 entry)
http://conference.governmentsocialmedia.com/golden-post-awards/use-of-humor-on-social-media/
(LPD Holiday DUI Campaign)