Historic Markers Across Florida

Thomas B. Mack Park

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Location: on the south side of Lake Hollingsworth Drive, across from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 28° 01.691    W 081° 57.005
  28.02818333    -81.95008333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHAYD


Thomas B. Mack was an author, educator and collector in the fields of horticulture, citrus and garden design. In 1951 he began a long horticultural teaching career at Florida Southern College specializing in citrus. In 1997 he was inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the citrus industry. He established the Citrus Institute of Florida Southern College and created the Thomas B. Mack Citrus Archives housed at FSC where he served as director until 1981. Mr. Mack was a dedicated community volunteer serving the Lakeland Beautification Board of the Parks and Recreation Department in the City of Lakeland. His contribution to Lakeland, Polk County and the State of Florida is recognized and honored through the dedication of Thomas B. Mack Park.

Thomas B. Mack

City of Lakeland