Known as the “Gem of Florida”, Lake Helen was founded
by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter.
Intended as one of the prettiest and most
pleasant towns in Florida, the residents are
proud of the well preserved Victorian
architecture and small-town atmosphere.
Incorporated as the Town of Lake Helen on
October 24, 1888.
With a population of 2700, Lake
Helen's land area is 2
4 square miles. There are 20 miles of paved roads
and 4 miles of unpaved
roads. The City's recreational facilities
Park, Royal Park, Lake Macy Park, Melissa Park,
Mitchell Sports Complex. Equestrian Center/Trailhead,
as well as Asa Gray Park.
News, Events and
May 14 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm - City Hall
Heritage Classic & Antique Car Show - Blake Park
Lake Helen Studio Tour's Spring Art
& Craft Festival - 9am until 4pm - Asa Gray Park
May 2 - Lake Helen Clean-Up Day
April 18 -
19th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup
to Volusia County Website)
Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual St.
Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from
8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18.
scouts, civic organizations, environmental
groups, businesses and individual volunteers are
encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash
and debris from the St. Johns River.
Participants should bring water and wear
sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and
comfortable clothing. They may also bring rakes,
shovels, trash grabbers, and canoes or boats.
The annual cleanup, coordinated by Volusia
County’s Environmental Management Division,
draws attention to the river’s environmental
importance and helps to keep the waterway safe
and clean for animals and people who enjoy
swimming and water sports.
information contact Dale Peterson at
386-736-5927, ext. 12729. Pre-registered
participants will receive a T-shirt, reusable
shopping bag and aluminum sport bottle.
(click the Calendar for community events)