Beck Ranch Park
Location: 751 S. State Road 415, Osteen (3.9 miles south of Howland Boulevard)
Open daily: Sunrise to sunset
The 268-acre Beck Ranch site was originally a working cattle ranch in Osteen. Volusia County purchased the land through the Volusia Forever program to preserve the historical structures and provide a multipurpose park for county residents to enjoy.
Two multipurpose fields, adjacent to the park, are available for soccer, football and other activities.
The 25-acre park includes:
- Dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs
- Three pavilions with picnic tables and grills
- Two volleyball courts
- 65 parking spaces
The park also features huge live oak trees and Florida-friendly landscaping.
Visitors can view the ranch's scale house, grain silo and slaughter house.
Outdoor interpretive panels explain the history of the ranch, which once encompassed 10,000 acres on both sides of State Road 415.
Many types of wildlife and vegetation can be observed at Beck Ranch Park. Please do not remove any plants or harm the animals and birds that live here.
To reserve recreational facilities, please call 386-736-5953. or visit the Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 202 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.