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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 Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/27 & 11/28

Lake Helen Meetings
December 1 - Special Meeting (City Commission) - 2:30pm City Hall
December 4 - Entry Way Feature Groundbreaking - 10:00am Main Street/Church Street
December 11 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm City Hall

Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for community events)
November 21 & 22 - Turkey Shoot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
November 21 - Family Fun Night - 6:30pm

December 2 - Christmas Tree Lighting 7pm Blake Park
December 13 - Winter Wonderland, Winter Parade (5pm) and Movie (Arthur Christmas)
December 20 - Christmas Ball at 7:30pm at Hopkins Hall
December 24 - Holiday Stress Buster 5k & Fun Run
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City of Lake Helen FY 2014 - 2015 Adopted Budget