Parks, Recreation and Culture

Family FishingWhether 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

ECHO Rangers kick-off meeting

September 22 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children in grades 1-5 are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, an educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program is offered at more than 50 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites. ...

Paranormal 103

September 22 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
TnT Paranormal Investigators will present Paranormal 103 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The team will lead a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations in the United States, some local haunted gems, and other sites the...

Historic Preservation Board

September 25 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Conrad Education and Research Center at the Henry A. DeLand House Museum, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Members and staff will discuss the status of the Spaceport Florida environmental impact s...

DeBary Kids Corner

September 27 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

Cultural Council meeting

September 28 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. Members will review the arts license plate fund, updates to the 2018-2019 Community Cultural Grant Program guidelines and application, and the 2019 meeting cale...

Cultural Council

September 28 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. The Cultural Council is appointed by the Volusia County Council to advise on matters relating to cultural arts in the community and to assist in the appropriation o...

County seeks input on Hope Place play yard

September 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Volusia County will host a public meeting to seek input on plans to add a public play area at the Hope Place homeless shelter. Parks, Recreation and Culture Director Tim Baylie will present the county’s plans at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Hope Place’s cafeteria, 1340 Wright St., Da...

Bear aware

September 29 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn how to coexist peacefully with Florida black bears during a free program at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. A representative from the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will share information about black bears and their behavi...

DeBary Kids Corner

October 4 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

Naked astronomy

October 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Robert Vogel, the “naked astronomer,” will present Content of the Cosmos: An Observational Primer at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. Vogel, a member of the Central Florida Astronomical Society, specializes in astronomy involving the nak...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

October 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 Volusi...

DeBary Kids Corner

October 11 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

Snakes of Central Florida

October 13 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Snakes are probably the most misunderstood group of animals in the world, inciting fear, loathing and occasionally affection. In fact, many of them are harmless and beneficial to humans because they keep pests, such as rats and mice, in check. Local author Marcia Meara will present a slid...

DeBary Kids Corner

October 18 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

DeBary Kids Corner

October 25 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

Historic Preservation Board

November 27 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Members will meet at the Ormond Yacht Club, near 63 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach. The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certificates of designation for eligible historic resources such as structures, archaeological sites and historic distri...

Cultural Council

November 30 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Museum of Arts & Science, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach The Cultural Council is appointed by the Volusia County Council to advise on matters relating to cultural arts in the community and to assist in the...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

December 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 Volusi...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 3 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

DeBary Kids Corner

January 10 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game or make a craft. The program, which meets every Thursday, is free.  DeBary Hall is at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668...

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