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About 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

Creepy candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 22 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Get in the Halloween spirit by listening to scary tales and taking a candlelight tour of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23.  Guests can expect mild frights as they are escorted to the DeBary mansion and enter the narrow hallways and darkened roo...

Lighthouses of Volusia County

October 23 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn about all three lighthouses along Volusia County’s coast, including one of Volusia’s best-kept  historical secrets, during a free presentation with John Mann at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Mann is the lead docent at the Ponce de Leon In...

Creepy candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 23 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Get in the Halloween spirit by listening to scary tales and taking a candlelight tour of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23.  Guests can expect mild frights as they are escorted to the DeBary mansion and enter the narrow hallways and darkened roo...

Get stepping with line dancing lessons

October 28 @5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Line dancing is a great way to exercise your mind and body. Join DeBary Hall staff for a fun evening full of learning beginner line dances to various music genres at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 14 and 28, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. There is a $3 charge f...

Free bike tour from DeBary Hall to Lake Monroe

November 4 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a free, guided bike tour from DeBary Hall Historic Site to Lake Monroe Park and back to DeBary Hall Historic Site at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. The tour guide will explain the area’s history, from the Native Americans who inhabited the region thousands of years ago to the development of Gemi...

Hurricane preparedness for your yard

November 4 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join Howard Jeffries for a free presentation on getting your yard hurricane ready at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will break down what trees fare best during big ...

Safe in the woods: Florida edition

November 4 @4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Whether you’re going for a short walk in the Florida woods or off on a more extraordinary adventure, it’s essential to be on guard. This free presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, will provide tips and hints for keeping safe while exploring natu...

Story time at DeBary Hall

November 5 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Children are invited to Kids Corner, an outdoor story time at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 5 and 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. DeBary Kids Corner is a free program featuring various stories, songs and activities designed for preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome. ...

Get stepping with line dancing lessons

November 11 @5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Line dancing is a great way to exercise your mind and body. Join DeBary Hall staff for a fun evening full of learning beginner line dances to various music genres at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 11 and 18, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. There is a $3 charge f...

Get stepping with line dancing lessons

November 18 @5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Line dancing is a great way to exercise your mind and body. Join DeBary Hall staff for a fun evening full of learning beginner line dances to various music genres at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 11 and 18, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. There is a $3 charge f...

Story time at DeBary Hall

November 19 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Children are invited to Kids Corner, an outdoor story time at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 5 and 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. DeBary Kids Corner is a free program featuring various stories, songs and activities designed for preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome. ...

For goodness snakes

November 20 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Out of Florida’s 46 native species of snakes, 35 are found in the Central Florida region. Discover Florida’s beautiful and interesting snake species during this free presentation with local author Marcia Meara at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  ...

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