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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

January 19 @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...

Invasive species in your backyard

January 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
From killer plants to Burmese pythons, Florida has its share of invasive species. Roger Fulton will describe the invaders you might find in your own backyard at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. He’ll also explain how to get rid of...

On the Radiola

January 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Local playwright Karen Poulsen pays tribute to the Golden Age of Radio with her original play, "On the Radiola."  The plot, set in 1919 and 1920, focuses on Frank (Wes Jones) and Flora (Jeanna Carley) as they entertain listeners with an amateur radio station. The fun begins when friends Lila...

On the Radiola

January 22 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Local playwright Karen Poulsen pays tribute to the Golden Age of Radio with her original play, "On the Radiola."  The plot, set in 1919 and 1920, focuses on Frank (Wes Jones) and Flora (Jeanna Carley) as they entertain listeners with an amateur radio station. The fun begins when friends Lila...

Historic Preservation Board

January 24 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Bethel AME Church, 200 Brinkley Drive, DeLand. Members and staff will discuss 2017 goals and the Bethel AME Church restoration project. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting...

Proper planting techniques

February 2 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
If you’ve ever planted something in your yard only to watch it die weeks later, you may not have planted it correctly. Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will explain proper planting methods and plant location at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

February 13 @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

March 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet in the Orange City Council Chambers, 201 N. Holly Ave., Orange City. 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 Volusia County. For more information, contact J...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

April 10 @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

June 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 Volus...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

July 10 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., 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 Volusia County. For more informati...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

September 11 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Rinker Learning Center, Stetson University, 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 Volusia County. For more information,...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

October 9 @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...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

November 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at the Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum, 360 N. Main St., Enterprise. 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 Volusia County. For m...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 11 @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