New photos of I-40
New Ranking!!! Lakeland Ranks among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking! LakelandTN.gov/rankings
Community Clean-Up Day (4/29/17)
Trash Changes, Effective February 6th:
Updated map, details, and recycling schedule.
360° Virtual Tours: IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery!
Children's Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, May 20th, 8 am-12 pm
...Details with link to flyer, here.
Lakeland's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
by Kim Odom, Grant Administrator
The Easter Bunny was escorted to the City of Lakeland's annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at IH Park, on April 9th, 2017, by the Lakeland Lions Club. On the Easter Bunny's mark (Ready, Set, Go!), youngsters began filling their baskets with prized eggs.
Youngsters winning golden eggs went home with prizes and Easter baskets filled with generous gifts donated by various local businesses, including the Agricenter, Andy B's Entertainment, Baskin Robbins, Battlefront Lase Tag, Bricks N Minifigs, Howard's Donuts, Cordova Bowling Center, Cordova Skating Center, Jump N Jamz, Jumping World, TCBY, Sonic Drive-in Lakeland, and more.
There were more opportunities for prizes inside the IH Clubhouse after the egg hunt. Youngsters made their way from game to game filling up on fun and excitement. Goody bags and gift cards were also given away.
Special thanks goes out to the Lakeland Lions Club for sponsoring this year's event & for being on hand to help direct traffic and escort guests to the park by golf cart. Thanks to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department for directing traffic. Thanks to Pop-A-Lock, USPTA Tennis, Bartlett Pediatric, and Papa Murphy's for joining us for the Easter celebration. Lastly, thanks to all the parents and grandparents who brought the kids out for the Easter celebration. We appreciate all those who were part of this community event!
Keep Lakeland Beautiful:
Tree Saplings Giveaway
by Kim Odom, Grant Administrator
Keep Lakeland Beautiful Advisory Board members, Aimee Felker, Sherrye Willis, and City of Lakeland Planning Director, Tom Skehan, branched out to the community, Thursday, March 2, to giveaway a variety of tree saplings at City Hall.
The City of Lakeland recently received 380 trees from the State and the Tennessee Environment Council honoring them for being a “Tree City USA” for 11 years.
A variety of tree saplings were available, including the Easter Red Bud, Red Oak, Virginia Pine, American Plum and Yellow (Tulip) Poplar. Residents and friends of the community were more than happy to take a few trees to plant in their own yards.
Look for details on another tree giveaway event soon. For more information about trees available, call Lakeland City Hall at 901-867-2717.
Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!
Lakeland's Livestream link, here.
Progress on Lakeland Middle Preparatory School!
...Even more progress since this drone video was taken.
Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
...January 2017 Lake District update, here.
California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H
recently revealed exciting plans for The Lake District, a mixed-use
development at the site of the former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall off
Interstate-40 and Canada Road.
Conceptual plans feature a combination of uses such as luxury retail
stores, two hotels, restaurants, a farmer's market, office spaces,
residences, green space including parks, an untouched preserve area,
“The Lake District will have a huge impact on the city,” said Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson.
“It will be, by far, the largest development that Lakeland has seen
with 160-plus acres of high-scale residential and commercial
Full story with more images: LakelandTN.gov/LakeDistrict
Lakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a
perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of
“most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was
second-highest in the survey. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-places-young-families-tn-2015/
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz