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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

September 27 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville.  Members and staff will discuss the Florida Historic Marker Program, a planned historic property maintenance worksho...

Cultural Council of Volusia County

September 30 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Enterprise Heritage Center, 360 Main St., Enterprise.  Staff will introduce new member Lucy Jackman and present new guidelines for the cultural mini-grant program.  The board will consider adjustments...

Update on Pluto

October 1 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Seth Mayo will share the latest information about the icy dwarf planet Pluto at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Mayo, curator of astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, will give a status update on the demoted planet and share images t...

Soils and fertilizers

October 6 @1:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will discuss soils and fertilizers at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Jeffries, a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain how the composition of your soil can b...

Self-publishing workshop

October 8 @1:00 pm to 4:00 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, Oct. 8, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The three-hour workshop will focus on the basics of s...

Candlelight tours of DeBary Hall

October 15 @7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Get spooked before Halloween by taking candlelight tours of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29.   Guests can expect some mild frights as they are escorted through the narrow hallways and darkened rooms once occupied by 19th century wine merchant Frederick...

Candlelight tours of DeBary Hall

October 22 @7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Get spooked before Halloween by taking candlelight tours of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29.   Guests can expect some mild frights as they are escorted through the narrow hallways and darkened rooms once occupied by 19th century wine merchant Frederick...

Candlelight tours of DeBary Hall

October 29 @7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Get spooked before Halloween by taking candlelight tours of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29.   Guests can expect some mild frights as they are escorted through the narrow hallways and darkened rooms once occupied by 19th century wine merchant Frederick...

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