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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

City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for the 4th of July holiday.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 7 - Budget Workshop - 9am at City Hall
June 9 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm at City Hall

4th of July
Parade at 10 AM (follow normal parade route and end at Equestrian Center for Opening Ceremony.)
West Volusia Saddle Club will start Events at noon at the Equestrian Center 

Fireworks at 9 PM at Royal Park.  Tammie Johns Band will be performing at Royal Park starting at 6 PM.

Upcoming Activities:
The Lake Helen Christmas Tour of Homes will Saturday and Sunday, Dec 5 and 6 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. For more information, contact Betty Doherty at 386-228-3862. Tour chairperson is Jim Carey.
The Volunteer coffee for the Lake Helen Christmas Tour of Homes will be Saturday, November 7 at 10 am at Hopkins Hall. Anyone considering volunteering for the Home Tour is encouraged to attend. Kathy Basso is the contact for the coffee.

Lake Helen Calendar

 (click the Calendar for community events)


City of Lake Helen 2015 City Elections - Mayor, Zone 1 and Zone 3
Candidates for Mayor Primary Election August 25, 2015
Vernon J. Burton PO Box 938 Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-801-0330
Ann Robbins PO Box 875  Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2520
Buddy Snowden 321 E. Ohio Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-717-3397
David C. Viers 141 W. New York Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2185 
Candidates for Commissioner Zone 1 General Election November 3, 2015
Ryan Hannah 210 W. Connecticut Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-852-1114
Tom Wilson 191 N. Summit Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2295
Candidates for Commissioner Zone 3 General Election November 3, 2015
Von Russell 850 E. Kicklighter Rd Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2551
Michael Woods PO Box 98 Lake Helen, FL 32744 407-314-4499

City of Lake Helen FY 2014 - 2015 Adopted Budget

FDOT Connector Study