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
City Offices Closed
for the Holiday on Wednesday, December 24,
Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26 as
well as Thursday, January 1.
schedule will change due to the Holiday
Friday, December 26
pick-up will be changed to Saturday, December 27
Friday, January 2
pick-up will be changed to Saturday, January 3
Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for community events)
December 13 -
Wonderland, Winter Parade (5pm) and Movie
December 20 -
Ball at 7:30pm at Hopkins Hall
Holiday Stress Buster 5k & Fun Run
For More Information please visit:
January 10 -Tea
Exchange Social at Hopkins Hall 1pm to 3pm