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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

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...

Vegetable gardening

January 29 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will share vegetable gardening tips at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 386-668-3840. 

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...

Cultural grant workshop

January 30 @2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant.  The workshops will be at: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse,...

Tiny trekkers

January 31 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "The Hat," take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made...

Scales and tails

January 31 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Florida is home to 46 species of snakes and other native reptiles. During this LEC classroom presentation we will teach you the difference between venomous and non-venomous reptiles and the different species of snakes and other reptiles that live among us. Afterward, we will introduce you to so...

Popcorn and a movie

February 1 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In celebration of Groundhog Day, we will be learning about the differences between the groundhog and the pocket gopher, followed by a showing of the comedy PG film “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray. Free popcorn will be served. Sodas, bottled water, candy and snacks are available for ...

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...

Historic Preservation Board

February 3 @3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the county council chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The board will conduct three public hearings and receive updates from staff on current projects. The public...

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...

Scrub stroll

February 6 @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...

Beginning birding

February 7 @8:50 am to 10:00 am
Meet West Volusia Audubon Society board member Lynn Peterson at Audubon Park, which is on the corner of Doyle Road and Lush Lane in Deltona. She will help the group observe bird behavior, recognize songs, and practice identification skills. Bring a hat, sunscreen, binoculars and field...

Tiny trekkers

February 7 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to “Hedgehug: A Sharp Lesson in Love,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Cent...

Florida's history

February 7 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Rick Tonyan, author of "Guns of the Palmetto Plains,” will describe Florida’s role in the Civil War and demonstrate skills that are necessary for working cattle on the Florida range.  This program is free. Lyonia Environmental Center is part of the Deltona Regional Library comple...

'Safe in the Woods - Florida Edition'

February 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will present "Safe in the Woods - Florida Edition" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.   Fulton, who has published numerous guide books on Florida's trails and other outdoor areas, will explain how to read tra...

Love is in the air

February 8 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Come to the LEC classroom to watch the timeless family classic film “Lady and the Tramp” while creating a unique, up-cycled Valentine’s Day card to take home and give to a special someone. All supplies will be provided. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Enviro...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

February 9 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group 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. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.  ...

Scrub stroll

February 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...

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...

Scrub stroll

February 13 @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...

Growing and cooking with herbs

February 14 @10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Florida Master Naturalist and caterer Jim McCuen will explain when and how to plant, care for and harvest herbs in Florida’s challenging climate. He'll also cover knife skills and how to add herbs to hot and cold dishes. This class will include door prizes, a demonstration buffet, and a recipe...

Snakes alive!

February 15 @3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Did you know Florida is home to 46 species of snakes, including six that are venomous? Join the LEC education staff to learn about some of the more commonly encountered species. Following the presentation, meet the LEC’s resident nonvenomous snakes and witness a snake feeding.  Lyonia ...

Scrub stroll

February 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...

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...

Star party

February 19 @6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Seth Mayo, curator of astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will host a star party at Beck Ranch Park, 751 S. State Road 415, Osteen. Weather permitting, participants will view and learn about constellations, nebula, star clusters, and other visible objects. Mayo will provide a telescope; part...

Scrub stroll

February 20 @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...

Basic survival

February 21 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Don Philpott, a certified interpretive guide and instructor with the University of Florida Master Naturalist program, returns to the LEC! Philpott will teach techniques for surviving a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster. He will also cover outdoor survival skills, field first aid, how to f...

Safe in the woods

February 21 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Roger Fulton, a Florida Master Naturalist and author of “Safe in the Woods,” will present “How to be safe in the woods.” He'll explain how to explore Florida’s natural areas safely, including how to read trail markings, what you need to be prepared to go out into the wo...

Scrub stroll

February 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...

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...

Scrub stroll

February 27 @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

February 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Read a book about a mother mouse who must find a safe bed for her child, take a short hike through 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 Ce...

Ephemeral wetlands hike

February 28 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Explore Lyonia Preserve, where wetlands appear and disappear depending on the amount of rainfall. LEC staff will lead a hike into the preserve to describe these unique wetlands that are a haven for many insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be pr...

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...

Scrub stroll

March 6 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

March 9 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group will meet at the Musuem of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org. ...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

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...

Scrub stroll

March 13 @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

March 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...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

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...

Scrub stroll

March 20 @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

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...

Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee

March 31 @2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will approve the fiscal year 2014/2015 grant ...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 2 @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

April 9 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

April 13 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group 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. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.  ...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 16 @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

April 23 @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...

Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee

April 28 @9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  Members will conduct the meeting as the Grant Review Panel to ran...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 30 @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

May 7 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

May 11 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The location will be announced. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.  ...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 14 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

June 8 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group 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. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.  ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

August 10 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group 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. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org. ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

September 14 @8:30 am to 10:00 am
The location will be announced. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.  ...

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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