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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

Historic Preservation Board

March 28 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the 747 Office Suites, formerly the South Ridgewood Elementary School, 747 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach. Members and staff will discuss updates on ongoing projects and upcoming Preservation Month a...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 30 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

The Story of Thornby

April 1 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
What happened when a group of local citizens came together to save a historic landmark in Enterprise?   Find out as local author Sandra Walters discusses her nonfiction book, “The Story of Thornby: How Ordinary People Took on Government,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at DeBary Ha...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 6 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

Lawn care

April 6 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn how to maintain a green, healthy lawn during a free presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Howard Jeffries, a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain the basics and offer a...

Accordion concert

April 8 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
If you have an affinity for the squeezebox, stop by DeBary Hall Historic Site at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will play some rollicking polkas and other swinging tunes. The not-for-profit organization promotes the accordion, encourages accordion ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

April 10 @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...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 13 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

Grand hotels of Florida

April 15 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Many of Florida’s historic hotels were built in the late 1800s and the boom days of the 1920s, serving as lavish destinations for the rich and famous. Zach Zacharias will describe the history of the grand hotels at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 20 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 27 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 4 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 11 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 18 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 25 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 1 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 8 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

June 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 Volus...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 15 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 22 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 29 @11:00 am to 11:45 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

July 6 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

July 10 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., 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 Volusia County. For more informati...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 13 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 20 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 27 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

DeBary Kids Corner

August 3 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

DeBary Kids Corner

August 10 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is in the heart of DeBary at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

September 11 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Rinker Learning Center, Stetson University, 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 Volusia County. For more information,...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

October 9 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

November 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum, 360 N. Main St., Enterprise. 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 Volusia County. For m...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 11 @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