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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

DeBary Kids Corner

July 9 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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...

Plant propagation with seeds

July 9 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss plant propagation with seeds during a free program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Reservations are not required. For more information, call DeBaryHall at 386-668-3840. ...

History of gardening

July 11 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss the history of gardening during a free program in DeBary Hall’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Reservations are not required. For more information call 386-668-3840.    Learn more about DeBary Hall at www.debaryhall.com. Visit the county's ho...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

July 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The group will meet in the Pierson Community Center, 124 Washington Ave., Pierson. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org. ...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 16 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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...

Self-publishing workshop

July 18 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Local author Marcia Meara will present a free workshop titled “Self-publishing for beginners: If I can do it, you can too!” at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The two-hour workshop will focus on the basics of self-publi...

Pluto and the New Horizon Mission

July 18 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Robert Vogel, the “naked astronomer,” will discuss Pluto and the New Horizon Mission at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at DeBary Hall Historic Site’s theater, 210 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. Vogel, a member of the Central Florida Astronomical Society, specializes in astronomy involving the...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 23 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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...

Plant propagation by vegetative means

July 23 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will share information about hobby greenhouses in DeBary Hall’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Reservations are not required. For more information call 386-668-3840.    Learn more about DeBary Hall at www.debaryhall.com. Visit the county's horticulture Fa...

Tiny trekkers

July 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a little girl who spends a day at the sea with her brother, 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 F...

DeBary Kids Corner

July 30 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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...

Tiny trekkers

August 1 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a family enjoying a day at the beach. Afterward, they'll take a short hike and make a craft to take home. This free program, recommended for children ages 2 to 5, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Enviro...

DeBary Kids Corner

August 6 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

August 10 @9:00 am to 11:00 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

August 13 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

August 20 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

August 27 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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...

Tiny trekkers

August 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to “An Extraordinary Egg,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet in the LEC classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by ...

DeBary Kids Corner

September 3 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

September 10 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

September 14 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The group will meet in the Safari Room at the Central Florida Zoo, 3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact Terri Bergeron on 386-736-5953 or tbergeron@volusia.org.    ...

DeBary Kids Corner

September 17 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

September 24 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

October 1 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

October 8 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

October 15 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

October 30 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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...

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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