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
approximately 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
November 20th and 21st - Turkey
Shoot at 6:30pm - Orange Ave (behind Mitchell
Brothers Sports Complex)
Change for Trash Pick-Up:
The routes that would normally be picked up for
Lake Helen on Friday, November 27, 2015, will be
picked up on Saturday, November 28, 2015
General Election Results:
Official Certification of the
General Election, November 3, 2015
Post-Election Audit Report (General
Election, November 3, 2015)
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