LAKE PARK, GA

The Georgia-Florida Gateway

OUR HISTORY

Lake Park was conceived in 1886 when L.A. Wisenbaker gave the right-of-way through his farm to the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad. Wisenbaker purchased fifty acres on either side of the railroad track and would not sell or give it to the railroad thereby forcing them to accept his offer of free land to run the track through and build a depot in Lake Park. Wisenbaker and a group of leading citizens from nearby towns formed the Lake Park Improvement Company and laid plans for the proposed town, which was finally incorporated in 1890.

In the early 1900s, Lake Park was a bustling small town. A couple of innovative citizens turned the local resources of Spanish Moss and peat moss into profitable businesses. The Ocean Pond Fishing Club was formed to create a recreational facility for local businessmen and visitors. The clubhouse still stands beneath the giant mossy oaks and is a popular site for social gatherings.

For more information, visit lakeparkga.com or visit the Lake Park Historical Society and Museum at 300 Railroad Avenue.

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YEAR-ROUND OUTDOOR FUN

Lake Park residents enjoy fishing, boating, and sailing year-round in its temperate climate, as well as golfing at the popular Francis Lake Golf Club. Shopping is also a year-round favored activity with the convenient location of the Lake Park Plaza and Farm House Plaza, which also includes an antiques mall, both located directly off I-75 on exit 5.

FUN FACTS

• Lake Park is known as the “Georgia-Florida Gateway” because it lies just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75. It is located 14 miles south of Valdosta and was named for the more than twenty beautiful lakes in the surrounding area.

• The “Spanish Moss” that hangs from the beautiful shady oaks is not actually moss. It is an air plant that derives most of its nutrients from the air and rain.

KEY NUMBERS

120 N. Essa Street
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-7470
cityoflakeparkga.com

371 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5385/678-413-8400
dds.ga.gov

AT&T
888-757-6500

56 W. Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-2088

300 N. Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2579
lowndescounty.com

687 Lakes Blvd
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-7843
usps.com

Georgia Power
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com

Colquitt EMC
273 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-6843
colquittemc.com

Georgia Natural Gas Services
877-850-6200

Infinite Energy Inc
877-342-5434

True Natural Gas
770-502-0226

The Valdosta Daily Times
201 N. Troup Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-1880
valdostadailytimes.com

Loch Laurel Collection Center
4758 Loch Laurel Rd
Lake Park, GA 31636
Fri, Sat, Mon: 7am-7pm
Sunday: 1pm-7pm
advanceddisposal.com

TRASH

Advanced Disposal
229-244-2466
advanceddisposal.com

TRASH & WATER

City of Lake Park
120 Essa Street
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-7470
cityoflakeparkga.com

911 – EMERGENCY
(police, fire, and ambulance)

LAKE PARK POLICE DEPT
229-559-7470

CLYATTVILLE FIRE DEPT (NON-EMERGENCY)
229-245-5270

LAKE PARK FIRE DEPT
 229-559-1959

POLICE (NON-EMERGENCY)
Georgia State Patrol Post 31
229-333-5215

FBI (Non-Emergency)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
229-247-2292

GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
912-389-4103 / 229-225-4090

POISON CONTROL
1-800-222-122

QUICK LINKS

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