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

March 26 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. The meeting is free and open to the public. The regular admission price applies for the lighthouse and museum entrance. Mem...

Butterfly gardening

April 4 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Creating a butterfly garden can be as simple as choosing flowering plants that will invite butterflies to your garden to feed, but it does require some planning.  Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will offer tips to get started at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s ...

Trails advocate to speak at DeBary Hall

April 4 @6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pat Northey, a prominent trails advocate, will share information about Volusia County’s trails system at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. The county is an integral part of two trails of statewide significance: the Coast-to-Coast Connector and ...

Birds of the beach

April 6 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
David Baker will share his knowledge of the birds that inhabit Florida beaches at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. He’ll also offer identification tips and discuss bird behavior and the best way to photograph them. Dr. Baker, who holds degrees fr...

Birds of prey

April 13 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Florida is home to some of the most beautiful birds of prey in the world, including the intrepid bald eagle and osprey. If you would like to learn more about these birds, join local author Marcia Meara for a slide presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at DeBary Hall Hi...

Tim Baylie

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

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Daytona Beach
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