Parks and Recreation opens signups for youth soccer

Polk County Parks and Recreation is accepting signups for the 2018 spring youth soccer season

Friday Night Fish Fry on March 2 will benefit programs at The Meeting Place Senior Centers

To help support the many programs, activities and services for Polk County elders at The Meeting Place Senior Centers, a Friday Night Fish Fry fundraiser is being held March 2.

Multi-day Mobile Recycling Service features convenient drop-off locations throughout Polk County

To provide residents with convenient options for recycling and to help reduce waste going to the landfill, Polk County’s Mobile Recycling Service offers multiple drop-off locations throughout the county several days a week

Polk County Libraries to celebrate opening of Saluda teen space

Polk County Public Libraries will celebrate the grand opening of the new teen space in Saluda Library with an open house on Thursday, Feb. 22.

ecoEXPLORE is coming March 14 to Polk County

Head to the Polk County Public Libraries' Columbus Library on March 14 to kick off the ecoEXPLORE Botany Season with The North Carolina Arboretum, FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center), Polk County Public Libraries and the Polk County Parks & Recreation Department.

Youth recreation baseball, softball signup deadline approaching

Polk County Parks and Recreation will be accepting signups for the upcoming youth baseball and softball seasons through Friday, Feb. 16

WNC Area Equine Educational Event slated for TIEC

The Western North Carolina Area Equine Educational Event will be held March 1 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Tryon International Equestrian Center

Parks and Recreation offering fitness, yoga programs

A pair of programs being offered through Polk County Parks and Recreation will help local residents feel fit and healthy as spring approaches

McHenry staff to hold local office hours on Feb. 8

Staff members for Rep. Patrick McHenry will hold office hours in Columbus from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Feb. 8

Economic Development office expands online presence

Polk County's Office of Economic Development has updated its online presence to serve as a central resource for area information


Looking for information about Polk County government? Visit the county's official web site

World Equestrian Games

The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games are coming to Polk County. More than 500,000 visitors are expected during the Games to see the world's top equestrians in action. Find out more about the Games at the official web site.