Parks, Recreation and Culture

Spruce Creek Park will be closed beginning on Friday, June 22 until approximately June 30th to remove infested trees.  

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

Grand hotels of West Volusia

July 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Larry French will look back on the grand hotels that helped shape the growth and history of West Volusia at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. He will share tales from his book, “Grand Hotels of West Volusia,” which describes the efforts...

Historic Preservation Board

July 24 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Seabreeze United Church of Christ, 501 N. Wild Olive Ave., Daytona Beach. The church building, originally known as “The Tourist Church,” is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  ...

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...

Cultural Council

July 27 @9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Members will verify scoring for the 2018-2019 Community Cultural Grant and review a report on the State of the Arts license plate fund and reports from recent mini-...

Nature photography exhibit

August 2 @5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary, will kick off a month-long photography display with a free wine-and-cheese reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. The reception, which is sponsored by the Friends of DeBary Hall, will honor local photographer Doug Little, whose...

Ice age mammals

August 4 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Florida was once a land of odd giants that eventually and mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last ice age. Learn about these prehistoric mammals during a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Zach Zacharias will share inf...

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