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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

Learn how to propagate plants

August 5 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will demonstrate ways to grow new plants from cuttings and other plant parts at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. There will be a free plant exchange following the presentation. Attendees can take home cuttings from a variety ...

What’s the buzz on apitherapy?

August 7 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn about using bee venom as medicine and other bee products for health and well-being with beekeeper Tim Blodgett at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Blodgett, a member of the Beekeepers of Volusia County, will explore the many uses of bee venom, pollen,...

From boom to doom the Overseas Railroad

August 14 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Henry Flagler's dream of a railroad extending down the entire east coast of Florida was realized in 1912 with the completion of the 128-mile Overseas Railroad. Join local historian Brian Polk as he focuses on the thousands of workers who helped Flagler achieve his goal at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, a...

Learn about the five-fingered bandits of the animal world

August 21 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Raccoons can be sighted in urban, suburban and rural areas of Florida. Join local author Marcia Meara to learn more about these intelligent critters and how to coexist with them at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd             ...

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