445 S. Volusia Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763-5807
Phone: (386) 775-7444
Fax: (386) 775-9887
Want to unwind and spend time with your kids? Or just want to relax and read a book? Then, a visit to this park won't fail you. The Dickinson Park is a beautiful facility located in Orange City, just across the U.S. Highway 17-92. The green surroundings and open space are sure to put you in a good mood. The picnic benches, fountains and beautiful trees give the park a pleasing look. Perfect for summer outings, the park also has various music programs and live performances. The highlight of the Dickinson Park is the Orange City Farmer's Market which is held on Fridays.
The Orange City Historic District encompasses an area of 1100 acres (445.15 hectares) and has been put up in the National Register of Historic Places owing to its rich past. There are 214 structures in the district that contribute to its historic nature. It is a very charming place to just wander the day away, exploring the elegant historic structures and enjoying the lush scenery. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby to explore as well.
Built in 1872, the Louis P. Thursby House is situated at Orange City's Blue Spring State Park. Originally built as a two-story dwelling, the house was expanded in 1900, and now stands three stories high. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
The wine merchant, Frederick deBary built this winter house so he could enjoy outdoor activities here. Soon, DeBary Hall was a popular vacation house amongst his wealthy friends who loved to hunt and indulge in outdoor sports. This estate is now open to visitors, who can explore the house, farming equipment and other structures that take you back to the bygone era. The place can also be hired for private celebrations and weddings.
The Stockton-Lindquist House is a historic residence built in 1870. It is the most ancient home in DeLand and has been a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 2004. A foundation has been set up which preserves and takes care of the historic home. This beautiful house has been recognized as a Florida Archaeological Site and has also been added to the Volusia County Register of Historic Places.
Known for its fresh water springs, this 210 acre park is nestled on DeBary Creek and offers camping, canoeing, fishing, a nature trail, a bike trail, a fishing dock, picnic pavilions, and a children's playground.
The DeLand House Museum is a historical estate that was purchased several times and was finally hand over to the City by its owners, Robert and Hawtense Conrad. This house museum displays artifacts, objects and furnishings that were donated by the locals. Through its collection, the museum chronicles the history and cultural heritage of the city of DeLand.
Set in a park of more than 100 acres, this 21-acre zoo houses more than 400 animals. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is in fact a privately owned charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of exotic animals as well as species native to Florida. You'll encounter cheetahs, pumas, alligators, snakes, macaws, hawks, owls and many other animals. The zoo also offers a variety of educational and child-friendly classes and events.
This four acre neighborhood park offers an array of activities and features picnic areas, lighted basketball courts, a large pavilion, a children's playground, and a softball field.
Sanford Museum is a local history museum opened 1957. It features 19th century paintings, library, and furniture of city founder Henry S. Sanford. Agriculture, business, naval aviation and sports exhibits are on site.
Adjacent to the scenic 188 acre Sylvan Lake, this 126 acre park is a soccer lover's paradise and features a sports training facility with six soccer fields. Recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, football, soccer, lacrosse, jogging, and hiking are available.
Established as a refuge for migratory waterfowl and wading birds, this refuge lies on over 21,500 acres and surrounds the 2,200 acre Lake Woodruff, the 1,800 acre Lake Dexter, and numerous other waterways. Endangered and threatened species are in the refuge and visitors can enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and nature trails while here.