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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

February 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...

Pruning tips

February 11 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on pruning trees and shrubs at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Attendees are encouraged to bring pruning tools as Jeffries will offer a hands-on lesson.  Jeffries is a volunteer with t...

ECHO Advisory Committee

February 16 @3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Sanborn Activity and Event Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Members will discuss the grant review process. The public is invited to atten...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 18 @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...

Learn about Florida's water supply

February 20 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ed Williams will explain how residents can conserve water with Florida-friendly gardening during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The master gardener and beekeeper will also address Florida's water supply and its e...

DeBary Kids Corner

February 25 @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...

Author to discuss 'Swamp Ghosts'

February 27 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Local author Marcia Meara will discuss her book, “Swamp Ghosts,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The 2014 novel tells the story of a wildlife photographer and tour boat owner who make a grisly discovery in Central Fl...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 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...

Master naturalist to describe Galapagos

March 5 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will share information and photos of his recent visit to the Galapagos Islands during a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. Fulton has published several management books and a series of trail guides for F...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 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...

Upgrade your landscape

March 10 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will present "Upgrade your landscape" at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other trained master gardeners answer gardenin...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 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

March 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

March 31 @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

April 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

April 11 @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

April 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...

Rose care

April 14 @1:00 pm to 2:00 am
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on caring for roses at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other trained master gardeners answer gardening ...

Native plants and wildflowers

May 12 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss the benefits of native plants and offer tips on growing wildflowers at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other...

Maintaining your irrigation system

June 9 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips on operating and maintaining your irrigation system at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  Jeffries is a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension. He and other trained...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

June 13 @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.  ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

August 8 @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.  ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 12 @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.  ...

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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