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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

Lake Helen Meetings
July 28 - PLDRC - 7pm - City Hall
August 7 - City Commission Workshop: Creative Arts Cafe - 7pm - City Hall
August 21 -  City Commission Regular Meeting - 7pm - City Hall

Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for more community events)
August 2 - Back To School Expo - 9:00am - 2:00pm - Hopkins Hall
August 7 - Community Health and Wellness Fair - 9:30am - 1:30pm
August 16 -                  
                    FOOD TRUCK AFFAIR   8 food trucks confirmed! Come cheat on your DIET!        
                    4pm to 7pm at Blake Park
                    MOVIE IN BLAKE PARK "The Nut Job"
At Dark in Blake Park
                    BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE  Throughout the Event!

Election Update (7/15/2014)
Bart Gawlikowski has decided to withdraw from the 2014 race as a candidate for the office of Lake Helen Commission, Zone 2.  The race will therefore move forward to the November 4, 2014 General Election with two Zone 2 candidates, Vernon Burton and Ernie DeBoliac, remaining in the race.  A vote for the Lake Helen Commission Zone 2 race will not count in the August 26, 2014 primary election.
Since the Primary Election Ballot has been prepared, Ann McFall, Supervisor of Elections for Volusia County, Florida, will be sending a notification with the Absentee Ballots as well as posting the notification at all early voting sites, and at Precinct 222 on August 26, 2014 during the primary election.  
There are no changes for the Lake Helen Commission Zone 4 election.  David Hughes, Cameron Lane and Tura Schnebly will remain on the August 26, 2014 Primary Election Ballot. 

Volusia County Press Release (7/9/2014)
Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Elections Button          City of Lake Helen Annual Financial Audit for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2012