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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

March 1 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

Tree care

March 1 @1:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will address tree care at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Jeffries, a volunteer with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will discuss the importance of ongoing care and maintenanc...

Author to discuss publishing options

March 3 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Local author Melinda Clayton will discuss publishing options at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. She will provide an overview of traditional publishing, vanity publishing and self-publishing, along with the pros, cons and co...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 8 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

Accordion concert

March 10 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Key Tunes Trio and members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will perform during a free concert at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s theater, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The musicians will also discuss their art form and display their instruments. ...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

March 12 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet at the Center at Deltona, 1640 Martin Luther King Drive, Deltona. 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, contac...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 15 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 22 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

Historic Preservation Board

March 27 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Members will meet at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Arts Center Ave., New Smyrna 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...

DeBary Kids Corner

March 29 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

Cultural Council

March 30 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, March 30, at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., 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 a...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 5 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 12 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 19 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
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 Thursdays, is free. For more information, please contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or&nbs...

DeBary Kids Corner

April 26 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable to hear a story, play an old-fashioned game, and 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 386-668-3840 o...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

May 14 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Members will meet at the DeLeon Springs Commuynity Association, Historic Porter House, 5030 U.S. Highway 17, DeLeon Springs. 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 west...

Historic Preservation Board

May 22 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Members will meet at the Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. 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 districts...

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor CAG

June 11 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group 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...

Historic Preservation Board

July 24 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The location will be announced. 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 districts; and certificates of appropriateness for demoliti...

Cultural Council

July 27 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., 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

August 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Corridor Advocacy Group will meet at 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 Volusia County. For m...

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...

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...

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...

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