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LAKELAND, FL (August 4, 2011) – The City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department is excited to be offering the popular aquatics camp, Club Splash, August 15 -19th. The camp is geared toward teens ages 10-15 and will be based out of Gandy Pool each day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Club Splash Aquatics Camp is a fun packed five days of splishing and splashing that includes canoeing, a visit to the Florida Aquarium, visiting area water parks, tubing down springs and water games. 

Reserve a spot early as space is limited!  The one week camp costs $90.00 per person and includes all activity entry fees.

For further information call the Gandy Pool at 863-834-3157.



Robson Road west of North Florida Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic Wednesday, August 3 through Friday, August 5, 2011 while City crews install new storm pipe.  Traffic control and flaggers will be on site.  Minor delays should be expected. 

LAKELAND, FL (July 25, 2011) --  Beginning August 1, 2011 and lasting for approximately one week, the City of Lakeland will be paving Wedgewood Estates Boulevard from North Road 98 to Carpenter’s Way and Griffin Road from North Road 98 to Lakeland Highlands Boulevard.  Roadways will remain open to traffic during the work, but delays are expected.  Please drive carefully and be aware of on-site City personnel.

If you have any questions please call Troy McCain, Pavement Coordinator at 863-834-3300.


LAKELAND, FL (July 23, 2010) – The Lakeland Police department would like to invite you to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. National Night Out is an annual event where neighborhoods, businesses, churches and law enforcement come together to show solidarity in the ongoing fight against crime and drugs. This event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. This is a great opportunity to send a message to criminals letting them know that local neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, your  neighborhood can celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals and visits from local officials and police officers. It's free to participate in National Night Out so register your neighborhood today. The benefits your community will derive from participating in this event could extend well beyond this one night.

For full details, contact Dr. Greg Robinson at (863) 834-6912 or at