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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

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...

Tiny trekkers

March 7 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read a book about a little girl who grows up with a maple tree, take a short hike, and make a craft to take home. This free program is sponsored by Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-...

Sensational shamrocks!

March 7 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Come dressed in your favorite green clothing and learn about the history behind this interesting plant at Lyonia Environmental Center. Afterward, stay to create some clever clover crafts to take home. This program is free. Meet in the Lyonia Environ...

'Joy Cometh in the Morning'

March 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Florida author Judy Madsen Johnson will discuss her book “Joy Cometh in the Morning” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary.  The biography details the life of environmental artist Joy Postle Blackstone (1896 to 1989), whose paintings ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

March 9 @8:30 am to 11:30 am
The group will meet in the Elementary School Library of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville. 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 @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...

Basic rose care

March 12 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will share gardening tips during free programs at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd. Upcoming programs include:  Basic rose care: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 Operating and maintaining your irrigation system: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, M...

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...

Operating and maintaining your irrigation system

March 14 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will share gardening tips during free programs at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd. Upcoming programs include:  Operating and maintaining your irrigation system: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14 Citrus care: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thurs...

Lost roadside attractions of Florida

March 14 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
James "Zach" Zacharias, senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts & Sciences returns to the LEC!  During this indoor presentation he will discuss Florida before Mickey Mouse built his kingdom in Kissimmee. He will explain how Florida’s tourism industry ...

Spring hike in Lyonia Preserve

March 15 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join LEC education staff on this free guided hike as we look for signs of spring. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails.  Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. #21028. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Cen...

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 @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

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...

'Outdoor color match' hike

March 21 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
With spring right around the corner, celebrate all the colors of spring on an exploratory hike in Lyonia Preserve. We will provide some color guides so you can match up the colors of nature. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up. This program is free.  Please call ...

Painting with nature

March 21 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Let’s get our creative minds flowing! Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center Come for a fun and interactive workshop in which you will learn how to use natural items to make personal masterpieces.  The cost is $3 per participant. The program is sponsored by The Friends...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

Citrus care

March 26 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss "Citrus care" in DeBary Hall Historic Site's stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd.   Reservations are not required. For more information call DeBary Hall at 386-668-3840.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at UF/IFAS Exte...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 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...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

Tiny trekkers

March 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "Split! Splat!" with the staff, 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...

'Earthly edibles' hike

March 28 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ever wondered what plants are edible and which should be avoided? During this one-hour hike in Lyonia Preserve, we will investigate what plants are edible, their historical uses and how these plants can be incorporated into your landscaping. This program is free.  Please call 386-789-72...

Popcorn and a movie - 'Crane Song'

March 29 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Every year, 80 percent of the world’s sandhill cranes make their way through the 75-mile stretch of Nebraska’s Central Platte River Valley on their spring migration. Come to the LEC cflassroom to watch "Crane Song," which weaves striking visuals and majestic sounds of the birds&r...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

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 @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

April 3 @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

April 4 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about sprubg, take a short hike, 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 by...

'Hop to it' hike

April 4 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Easter is almost here, and you can join LEC staff on this “eggciting” adventure through Lyonia Preserve. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails. This program is free.&nbsp...

Scrub stroll

April 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...

'Water's Journey'

April 9 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ever wondered where our drinking water comes from and how it reaches us? Stop by Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom to watch "Water's Journey - The Hidden Rivers of Florida." You can follow along with some elite divers as they take a daring journey into our Florida aquifer. Bottled water, so...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 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...

Scrub stroll

April 10 @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...

Butterfly and hummingbird gardening

April 11 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Replace your hummingbird feeders with plants! Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives, Port Orange, returns to Lyonia Environmental Center for this free workshop. He will teach participants how to attract butterflies by using native and waterwise plants.  Lyonia Environmental Center is ...

Earth-friendly swap-o-rama

April 12 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Up-cycle your wardrobe or toy chest by participating in this fun event as we practice the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle! Participants are asked to bring clean, well-maintained clothing of all sizes (no rips, holes or stains), shoes, accessories and toys in good condition to Lyonia Envir...

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.  ...

Scrub stroll

April 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...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 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...

Scrub stroll

April 17 @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...

'Looking for lupine' hike

April 18 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Lyonia Preserve is home to this beautiful and rare plant species. Environmental specialists will lead this exploratory hike in search of this showy plant as well as some of the other native species it shares its habitat with. This program is free.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 E...

Earth Day crafts

April 18 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Bring your “think green” creativity and come make some earth-friendly crafts in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom. We'll use recycled products to make some interesting crafts, including an Earth Day wreath. This free program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.&nbsp...

Community cleanup of Lyonia Preserve

April 19 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Get ready for Earth Day by helping Lyonia Environmental Center staff clean up Lyonia Preserve and the surrounding area. Participants should bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. Bottled water will be provided by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Cente...

Scrub stroll

April 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

April 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...

Scrub stroll

April 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

April 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to “Planting a Rainbow,” 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 Center. Reser...

African violets

April 25 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
African violet experts will offer tips on growing this beautiful, indoor-loving, low-maintenance flowering plant at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. They will also explain how to create new plants from leaves and how to deal with pests and diseases. A...

Milkweed mania

April 26 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Learn how the survival of the monarch butterfly is dependent on this flowering plant during a free program at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Make a milkweed seedling pot to take home and plant to help this species survive. Participants will be entered into a drawing to...

Scrub stroll

April 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...

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 @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

May 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...

DeBary Kids Corner

May 7 @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

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 @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

May 21 @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

May 28 @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

June 4 @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

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.  ...

DeBary Kids Corner

June 11 @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 @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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