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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

Employment Opportunity:
City Clerk (click to see full Job Posting)
Salary Range: $46,000 - $50,000 DOQ
Posted: 4/14/2014        Closing Date: 5/13/2014
Employment Application

City Hall will be closed from noon until 1:30pm on Friday, April 19th

Reminder: Water Bills are due on Tuesday, April 22

Lake Helen Meetings
April 25- Arbor Day Celebration - 10am - City Hall
April 28 - Budget Workshop - 9:30am - City Hall
April 28 - CDBG Public Meeting - 6:30pm - City Hall
April 28 - East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Economic Development Presentation - 7pm -City Hall
May 1 - Historic Board - 6:30pm - City Hall
May 1 - Parks and Recreation  - 7pm - City Hall
May 5 - Planning and Land Development Commission - 7pm - City Hall
May 6 - Workshop - 9:30am - City Hall
May 8 - City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

Lake Helen Calendar
April 27 - WVSC Pleasure Show - 9am - Equestrian Center
April 26 - Tour of Gardens presented by the Lake Helen Garden Club

Zumba - Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:30 pm - Hopkins Hall
Shuffleboard Club - Thursdays  - 1:00 pm - Blake Park

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