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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

Author to discuss nature adventures

December 3 @6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join Master Naturalist Roger Fulton as he discusses his newly published book, “Nature Adventures in Central Florida,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. In his book, Fulton uses his unique format of “In Search Of” to allow readers to seek out ...

Free cultural bike tour from DeBary Hall to Lake Monroe

December 4 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a free, guided bike tour from DeBary Hall Historic Site to Lake Monroe Park at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 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 Gemini Springs Park and everything in between...

DeBary Hall offers family candlelight tours

December 5 @5:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Explore DeBary Hall Historic Site during holiday evenings when candlelight will fill the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historic treasures and Christmas decorations. The tours will begin at 5 and 6:15 on Saturday, Dec. 5. Guests will enjoy an open style tour including sto...

Historian to discuss lost burial grounds

December 10 @6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join Dr. Deborah Bauer as she examines what happened to the burial grounds that existed at the Mount Oswald Plantation and why historians and archaeologists have yet to find a single confirmed burial or cemetery that dates conclusively from the British period. Her presentation will begin at 6 p.m. T...

Native plant walk at DeBary Hall

December 12 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
The longleaf pine is an evergreen conifer that can be found in many parts of Florida. Learn more about longleaf pines with Master Naturalist Holly Giles at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Join Giles as she discusses long leaf pines and th...

Discover Florida’s fantastic owls

December 12 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Ever wonder how many owls call central Florida home or how to tell the various species apart? Are any Florida owls active in the daytime? Which is the largest or smallest? If you’d like to find out the answers to these and other owl-related questions, join local author Marcia Meara at 1 p.m. Satur...

Get in the holiday mood with DeBary Hall candlelight tours

December 18 @6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Get in the holiday mood and explore DeBary Hall Historic Site while candlelight fills the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historical treasures and holiday decorations. The tours will begin at 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19. Guests will start in the t...

Get in the holiday mood with DeBary Hall candlelight tours

December 19 @6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Get in the holiday mood and explore DeBary Hall Historic Site while candlelight fills the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historical treasures and holiday decorations. The tours will begin at 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19. Guests will start in the t...

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123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-2700

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