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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 of Lake Helen Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day

Upcoming Meetings:

June 11 - Budget Workshop - 9am at City Hall
June 11 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm at City Hall

Upcoming Activities:
Press Release
Lake Helen’s Unity in the Community Group is looking for new members to join this service organization. Members can be from local churches, businesses, organizations or simply individuals who wish to improve the area in which they live. The purpose of the unity group is to unite Lake Helen by doing service projects that give back to the community. Some of our annual projects are: a Cold Weather Clothing Drive and Distribution to assist those individuals who are in need; a Back-to-School Giveaway of School Supplies to help students get off to a good start for new school year; and more projects. Anyone is welcome to join the Unity in the Community Group. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at various Lake Helen locations. For information, please contact Unity in the Community members: Rev. Dr. Susan Whilden at (386) 228-
2757 ( Please call or e-mail for information about the June 3 membership meeting.

Lake Helen Calendar

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City of Lake Helen FY 2014 - 2015 Adopted Budget

FDOT Connector Study