While the Public Utilities Office is closed to public access, please utilize the utility collection boxes located at the Public Utilities parking lot and on Pontotoc Street next to the Post Office. You can alsopay your utility bill online.
The following park and recreational facilities have been closed: Downtown City Park Playground, Lake Ariana Park (not including boat ramp), Dog Park at Lake Myrtle, neighborhood parks (Earl Wright, Tropical Acres, and Century Boulevard), park pavilions and funbrellas, Cindy Hummel Tennis Facility, Auburndale Community Center, Spivey Baseball Complex, Bridgers Athletic Fields, Auburndale Softball Complex, Lake Myrtle Sports Complex Athletic Fields, and the Racquetball Courts. Bathroom facilities at these locations are also closed.
K-12 schools in Florida will remain closed until Wednesday, May 1.
Polk County Public Schools will resume their food distribution sites on March 30 at Auburndale Central Elementary, Boswell Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, Lena Vista Elementary, and Tenoroc High School until public schools reopen. Meals are available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Children must be present to receive a meal and the meal must be taken off site.
The Friday Morning Old Timer’s Coffee Club Gathering, at the Senior Center, is canceled until further notice.
Auburndale Youth Baseball has postponed their season.
Auburndale Youth Soccer has postponed their season.
Auburndale Youth Basketball’s Spring League has been postponed.
Miss Auburndale Softball has postponed their season.
Summer Camp Registration is postponed until further notice.
April 11: Second Saturday Cruise In – Canceled
April 20: City Commission Meeting
April 25: Farmworker Ministry’s La Fiesta – Canceled
May: 9: Hurricane Expo – Canceled
City of Auburndale COVID-19 Response
As a city, we are actively responding to the threat of COVID-19. We are working closely with the Florida Department of Health, who in turn is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We’re also joining our partners, including Polk County, to remind residents and visitors of the simple steps that they can take to help prevent the spread of active respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue into a trash can
Clean and disinfect frequent touched objects and surfaces
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others.
We encourage you to stay informed by following the CDC and Florida Department of Health websites and social media accounts. There you will find new information, frequently asked questions and the current status of cases nationwide.