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Parks, Recreation and Culture

Whether you want to take a nature walk, see historic sites, learn more about the environment, or take part in cultural opportunities, Volusia County has it all. You also can boat, fish, camp, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, sunbathe and participate in active recreational activities in Volusia County.

Our programs and facilities incorporate a theme that embraces environmental, cultural, heritage and outdoor (ECHO) activities and sites.

Art and culture
Volusia County is famed for its miles of beaches, lazy rivers, unsurpassable weather, its forests, quiet towns and sparkling resorts.

Attractions
Volusia County has three popular attractions that highlight the area's history and ecology.

Land Management
Land Management is responsible for the management, enhancement and restoration of approximately 38,000 acres in Volusia County.

Parks and trails
Volusia County is blessed with some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the Southeast.

Recreational programs
Children, teens and adults can have fun and get fit with activities sponsored by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Sports Volusia
Your one-stop sports event planning resource. View a listing of all the sporting facilities in Volusia County, find an activity or plan your own on SportsVolusia.com.

Upcoming events

Cultural Council to review grant applications

June 3 @9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2016-2017 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Admi...

Trails Day

June 4 @9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Get your heart pumping and your feet moving as you celebrate Volusia County’s growing trails system on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4. Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will sponsor an outdoor family event from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fati...

Winter Garden's history

June 4 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jim Crescitelli will present Winter Garden: A Charming Little City with a Juicy Past at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Crescitelli is the collections curator for the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. The story of Winter Garden is a tale of se...

Maintaining your irrigation system

June 9 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on operating and maintaining your irrigation system at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other trained...

Home irrigation tips

June 9 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on operating and maintaining a home irrigation system at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in DeBary Hall’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. He’ll explain how to replace sprinkler heads, repair broken pipes, and set the automatic timer. He&rsqu...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

June 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The public is welcome to attend. The 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a designated scenic highway that unfolds along the St. Johns River in western Volus...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

August 8 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The public is welcome to attend. The 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a designated scenic highway that unfolds along the St. Johns River in western Volus...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

September 12 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the Volusia County Agricultural Center auditorium, 3100 E. New York Ave. (State Road 44), DeLand. The public is welcome to attend. The 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a designated scenic highway that unfolds along the St. Johns Riv...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

November 14 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the Safari Room at the Central Florida Zoo, 3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford. The public is invited to attend. The 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a designated scenic highway that unfolds along the St. Johns River in western Volusia County. For more informa...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 12 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The public is welcome to attend. The 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a designated scenic highway that unfolds along the St. Johns River in western Volusi...

Director
Tim Baylie
tbaylie@volusia.org

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
386-736-5953

Daytona Beach
386-257-6000, ext. 15953

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3300, ext. 15953