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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

Archaeologist to address ‘odd happenings’

May 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Archaeologist Emily Murray will discuss Florida’s long history of odd behaviors, interesting characters and fierce natural environments at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Murray, a member of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will share ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

May 9 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Osteen Civic Center, 165 New Smyrna Blvd., Osteen. 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 information contact Dennis McConnell at 3...

Native plants and wildflowers

May 12 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss the benefits of native plants and offer tips on growing wildflowers at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other...

Native plants

May 12 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn about the importance of using native plants in your landscape during a free program at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on selecting the “right plant for the right place” at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in DeBary H...

Lighthouse history

May 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
John Mann will present “The Last of the Brick Giants: Building the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Mann, lead docent at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, will review the modernization efforts of the United ...

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...

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