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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

Early 20th century immigration

July 2 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kim Nelson, a humanities instructor at Seminole State College, will share her research on the passage of millions of European immigrants through Ellis Island during a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary Nelson used her research ...

Get tips on growing herbs

July 7 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The best place to get fresh herbs is from your own garden! Learn how to grow herbs at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will explain which types of herbs are easiest to grow, where to plant the...

Florida's grand hotels

July 16 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Journey back in time to the heyday of Florida's greatest historic hotels. These luxury hotels were built to attract wealthy visitors with lavish pools, grand architecture and other amazing amenities. James "Zach" Zacharias will tell tales of the storied hotels during a free presentation a...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

August 8 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

September 12 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the Volusia County Agricultural Center auditorium, 3100 E. New York Ave. (State Road 44), 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 Riv...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

November 14 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the Safari Room at the Central Florida Zoo, 3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford. The public is invited 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 informa...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 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 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