Lake Wales Main Street is a local, private partnership organized in 1987. In the past it was partially funded by the City of Lake Wales. Currently, we rely on memberships, sponsorships, grants and donations.
Lake Wales Main Street is recognized as one of Florida’s first Main Street programs. Today, it continues the mission of making Downtown Lake Wales an historical site destination for everyday business, shopping and leisure activities. The program utilizes National Main Street’s proven four-point method called the “Main Street Approach.” This method offers a move toward downtown revitalization that has been successful in more than one thousand towns and cities throughout the country.
WHAT IS MAIN STREET?
Over the past 35 years, the National Main Street Center has led the development of a national network of over 2,000 historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts: Main Street America™. The people who make up Main Street America are passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, influential stakeholders, and community organizers who work every day to turn the tide in their communities—catalyzing reinvestment, creating jobs, and fostering pride of place.
Main Street Lake Wales wants to invite you to become a part of the renaissance of our historic downtown area. Over the past 28 years, we have worked to repair streets and sidewalks, upgrade storefronts, and add street-lighting and landscaping. Become a member and support Main Street financially. We rely on the participation and the voluntary annual dues from our members to accomplish our goals and complete our projects.