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

Creepy candlelight tours

October 25 @7:00 pm to 9:00 am
Get spooked before Halloween by listening to scary tales and taking a candlelight tour of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26.  Guests will start their tour in DeBary Hall’s theater, where a storyteller will describe the lives of previou...

Creepy candlelight tours

October 26 @7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Get spooked before Halloween by listening to scary tales and taking a candlelight tour of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26.  Guests will start their tour in DeBary Hall’s theater, where a storyteller will describe the lives of previou...

Historic Preservation Board

October 29 @3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will conduct a special public hearing at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.  Members will consider a request for a certificate of appropriatenes...

Naked astronomy

November 2 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Robert Vogel, the “naked astronomer,” will share information and excitement about the winter constellations at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. Vogel, a member of the Central Florida Astronomical Society, specializes in astronomy involving the n...

Learn how to care for houseplants

November 7 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Howard Jeffries will dish the dirt on houseplants at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will discuss basic care needs, how to diagnose and correct problem...

DeBary Kids Corner

November 15 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site to hear a story and do a related activity at 11 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. DeBary Kids Corner is a free story time program designed to teach children about the art of storytelling and expand their knowledge on a variety of t...

DeBary Kids Corner

December 20 @11:00 am to 11:45 am
Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site to hear a story and do a related activity at 11 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. DeBary Kids Corner is a free story time program designed to teach children about the art of storytelling and expand their knowledge on a variety of t...

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