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City of Lake Helen
City of Lake Helen
327 S. Lakeview Drive
PO Box 39
Lake Helen, Florida 32744

Phone: (386) 228-2121
Fax: (386) 228-9714


 Welcome to the City of Lake Helen

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 include Blake Park, Royal Park, Lake Macy Park, Melissa Park, Mitchell Sports Complex. Equestrian Center/Trailhead, as well as Asa Gray Park.

  News, Events and Information

To accommodate road base work/paving, CR 4139/SUMMIT AV, between VIRGINIA DR and NORA LN, will be closed to traffic continuously beginning Monday, October 20, 2014 through Monday, November 3, 2014. A well signed road closure with detour will be in place.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Fleming, Volusia County Road & Bridge, at 386-747-1766.


To accommodate Spiritual Camp security, CHAUNCEY ST, LINCOLN ST, MCKINLEY ST, STEVENS ST and MARION ST, will be closed to through traffic south of CR 4139/Cassadaga Rd. for three (3) days beginning Thursday, October 31, 2014, (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.) Well signed road closures will be in place. Cassadaga Hotel will have access from CR4139/Cassadaga Rd.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan McGowan, Southern Cassadaga
Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association at 386-228-3171.

Lake Helen Meetings
October 21 - RFP # 14-001 Opening - City Hall Conference Room - 3:00pm
October 23 - Parks and Recreation Workshop - City Hall Conference Room - 7:00pm

Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for more community events)
October 25 - 3rd Annual Fall Fest and Trunk of Treat at the Equestrian Center at 5pm

City of Lake Helen FY 2014 - 2015 Adopted Budget

Creative Arts Cafe Classes Available

City of Lake Helen (Western Area) Economic Development Plan
Prepared by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and funded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Open Position: City Administrator
($65,000 - $85,000)
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban & Regional Planning or related field w/ seven (7) years progressively responsible governmental administrative work at the manager or department head level, or MPA or related degree w/ 5 years experience.  A minimum of three (3) years urban planning experience preferred.
Submit resume to City of Lake Helen, City Clerk Becky Witte at with copy to
Full Job Description
Application deadline is 4:00pm October 31, 2014.

  Request for Proposals for City Food  
(click for Full RFP)

Accepting proposals from interested parties to operate as the City Food Vendor with the primary location in the Creative Arts Building located at 493 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen.  

Proposals shall be delivered in person or by mail/courier service to Becky Witte, City Clerk, City of Lake Helen City Hall, by 3:00 PM on TUESDAY, October 21, 2014

A Pre-proposal conference will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Creative Arts Café, 493 S. Lakeview Dr, Lake Helen, Florida. 

ECHO Grant Application (2007) - click for Full Document

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