The Hardee County Public Works Department provides animal control, fleet maintenance and facility management services. It operates Solid Waste Management and Road and Bridge divisions. The department also has a Parks and Recreations division that offers new development in parks and offer leisure, educational, cultural and physical activities. The Hardee County Public Works Department has built Hardee Lakes, Pioneer, Hardee Lakes and Magnolia Manor parks. It also maintains transportation systems including roads and bridges and provides a safe system to develop high-levels of service by planning, scheduling and controlling systems. Located in Wauchula, Fla., The Hardee County Public Works Department is governed by the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners.