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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

Historic Preservation Board

January 28 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building, 1112 Stevens St., Cassadaga. Members and staff will review minutes from the prior meeting, learn about the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp from Walter Minning of ...

Author to discuss Mary McLeod Bethune’s life

February 1 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dr. Nancy Ann Zrinyi Long will discuss her book “Mary McLeod Bethune: Her Life and Legacy” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The biography focuses on Bethune’s life as an important civil rights leader, an adviser to American presidents, and...

Meet the ECHO Gallery photographers

February 5 @5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Meet the photographers behind the new exhibit in the Ocean Center’s ECHO (ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor) Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Local drone photographers Hector Valle and Jake Myers will discu...

Learn about Florida’s strange creatures

February 6 @6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will discuss odd and unfamiliar creatures found in Central Florida at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. His presentation will introduce you to some unique creatures, mostly native to Florida, although some are seld...

Living History Day

February 15 @10:00 am to 3:00 pm
History will come to life as DeBary Hall Historic Site hosts its third annual Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The 37th Alabama Regiment Company H, a Civil War re-enactment group, will set up a camp and medical tent. They will offer presentations on Civil War weapons, ...

Historic Preservation Board

March 26 @3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Members will meet at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. While the meeting is open to the public, visitors must pay an admission charge to the lighthouse and grounds. The board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certificates of designation fo...

Historic Preservation Board

May 28 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach Regular price admission applies for museum exhibits. The meeting is open to the public.  The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to is...

Historic Preservation Board

July 23 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelley Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The meeting is open to the public.  The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certif...

Historic Preservation Board

September 24 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelley Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The meeting is open to the public.  The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certif...

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