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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

July 26 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Hotchkiss House, 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach.  Members and staff will discuss updates on projects, including the State Historic Marker Program, and will be given a tour of the historic...

Cultural Council of Volusia County

July 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  New members Lucille Jackman and Mike Fincher will be introduced. The board will ratify the recent Community Cultural Grant scoring matrix and dis...

Biologist to address microplastics

August 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Biologist Mallory Brooks will describe the threat of microplastics in the marine environment at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can come from cosmetics, personal cleansers, sewage sludge, and the ...

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...

Vegetable gardening

August 11 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Learn how to grow backyard vegetables during a free program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will focus on square-foot gardening and hydroponics, two relatively new techniques that are popular with...

Accordion concert at DeBary Hall

August 20 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will discuss their art form and play some tunes during a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  The not-for-profit organization promotes the accordion, encourages accordi...

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...

Accordion concert at DeBary Hall

September 17 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will discuss their art form and play some tunes during a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.  The not-for-profit organization promotes the accordion, encourages accord...

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