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.


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

Upcoming events

Historic Preservation Board

May 28 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public. Regular admission price applies for museum exhibits. Members and staff will discuss state h...

National Trails Day

June 1 @8:30 am to 10:30 am
Get your heart pumping and your feet moving as you celebrate Volusia County’s growing trails system on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. The county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will sponsor an outdoor family event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise...

Florida black bears

June 1 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Floridians share their wild areas, and often their backyards, with the largest land animal in the state – the Florida black bear. Join local author Marcia Meara as she discusses these interesting and intimidating animals from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at DeBary Hall Historic...

Pest control for your lawn

June 6 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Pests are a year-round problem in Florida. They can lay waste to a lawn or take out a garden seemingly overnight.  Howard Jeffries will offer tips on dealing with insects, nematodes, weeds and physiological disorders at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 19...

Summertime tea

June 13 @11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Experience the elegance of a summertime tea with samplings and a house tour at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Guests will enjoy iced tea or lemonade served by hostesses dressed in Victorian clothing. They will learn about the namesake of th...

Historical influence of St. Johns River

June 15 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Local historian Larry French will explain how the St. Johns River was a highway of discovery for Florida’s settlement at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. French will discuss the river’s role in shaping the lives of inhabitants and expl...

Tim Baylie

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia

Daytona Beach
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