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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's Parks, Recreation and Culture Division manages two popular attractions that highlight the area's history and ecology.

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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.

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Upcoming events

Scrub stroll

November 24 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

November 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read “When the Leaf Blew In,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.    ...

The life of birds

November 29 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Want to learn which bird can dive 200 feet underwater?  Reinier Munguia, president of Lakes Region Audubon Society, will cover all aspects of a bird’s life, from the adaptations that allow them to survive in their environment to their amazing flights and displays. Special interest will be...

Movie Day at the LEC

November 30 @1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break from the holiday shopping and stress! Come to the LEC classroom to view several great environmental films from the Eyewitness DVD series. A new film will begin on the hour. Bottled water, soda and snacks will be available for purchase in the LEC gift shop. This program is free.   ...

Scrub stroll

December 1 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Naturally Christmas workshop

December 2 @10:30 am to 12:00 pm
‘Tis the season to decorate your home with what nature provides. During this program we will teach you how to use natural items to decorate your home and give it a one-of-a-kind look. From pine cones, twigs and acorns we will use our creative minds to see what we can put together. This free pr...

DeBary Kids Corner

December 4 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

December 5 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

December 6 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Read a book about a bear that can't wait for Christmas, take a short hike thorugh Lyonia Preserve, and make a take-home craft.  This free program, recommended for children ages 2 to 5, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eu...

Holiday science workshop

December 6 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season at the LEC! Are you dreaming of a white winter? Let us bring the snow to you! LEC staff will teach you how to make your own snow slime, snow paint and more during this festive program. This program is recommended for chil...

The peculiar poinsettia

December 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The beautiful red color of the poinsettia is a holiday favorite! Learn about the history and customary uses of this striking plant, and create a poinsettia craft from up-cycled products to take home with you. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a potted poinsettia.   ...

River of Lakes

December 8 @8:30 am to 10:00 am
Members of the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway group will meetin the first-floor training room, Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.  The public is welcome to attend.  Contact Terri Bergeron at 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.&nbsp...

Scrub stroll

December 8 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

DeBary Kids Corner

December 11 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

December 12 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Unusual tales of the Everglades

December 13 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Zach Zacharias returns to the LEC for an unusual look at the last frontier of the United States - the Everglades. Learn about the building of the Tamiami Trail, the first airboat, a 120-year-old hermit, a nuclear launch base, crazy frontier towns, and unusual characters who live in the "River o...

Parents shopping day out

December 14 @12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Need some time without the kids to take care of that holiday shopping list, decorate or wrap gifts? Kids ages 5 to 13 can join LEC education staff for a fun afternoon of nature themed games, arts and crafts, and a holiday movie. Bring a clearly labeled sack lunch and drink for each child. An afterno...

Scrub stroll

December 15 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee

December 16 @3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at the Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. Highway 17-92, DeBary. For more information, contact Nancy Maddox at nmaddox@volusia.org or 386-736-5953. To learn more about the Volusia ECH...

Holiday wreath making

December 18 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Create a unique wreath from sand pine clippings, pine cones and other materials found in nature. Ribbon and some other supplies will also be provided. Cost per wreath is $10 and can be paid on date of program. Hot apple cider and cookies will be provided as well. Registration is required and...

DeBary Kids Corner

December 18 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

December 19 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Holiday wreath making

December 20 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Create a unique wreath from sand pine clippings, pine cones and other materials found in nature. Ribbon and some other supplies will also be provided. Cost per wreath is $10 and can be paid on date of program. Hot apple cider and cookies will be provided as well. Registration is required and...

'Winter in the scrub' hike

December 20 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
It’s time to dust off those winter boots and take to the trails. We will be going on this exploratory hike into Lyonia Preserve to see what animals and tracks we can observe. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to hike on ...

Popcorn and a holiday movie

December 21 @1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us in the LEC classroom for free popcorn and a holiday movie. Candy, chips, sodas and bottled water will be available for purchase.   Lyonia Environmental Center, is part of the Deltona Regiona Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by ...

Scrub stroll

December 22 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Tiny trekkers

December 27 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about the magic of the seasons, take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.  Meet at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and...

Outdoor scavenger hunt

December 27 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lyonia Environmental Center will host a guided outdoor scavenger hunt, with an intro to “geocaching.” Come “cache” in on this no-experience-necessary, leisurely stroll through Lyonia Preserve. Be prepared to see birds, butterflies, trees and at the end you might even fin...

'Trim the holiday fat' hike

December 28 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Feeling like you may have overdone it on all those delicious holiday goodies?  We will be burning some calories on this guided hike over the “hills” found in Lyonia Preserve. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared ...

Scrub stroll

December 29 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Scrub stroll

January 5 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee

January 6 @3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will approve eligility and receive applications in the County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Applicants must attend. For more information, conta...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 8 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

January 9 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

January 12 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 15 @10:30 pm to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

January 16 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee

January 20 @3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet as the Grant Review Panel at the Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will rank applications and make recommendations for award. Applicants must attend. For more i...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 22 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

January 23 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

January 26 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 29 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

Scrub stroll

January 30 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

February 2 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 5 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 12 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 19 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 26 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 5 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 12 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 20 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 27 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free. For more information, please contact Kayce Looper at 386-668-3840 or&nb...

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