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
Park, Royal Park, Lake Macy Park, Melissa Park,
Mitchell Sports Complex. Equestrian Center/Trailhead,
as well as Asa Gray Park.
News, Events and
(click the Calendar for community events)
April 27 -
PLDRC - 7pm
May 14 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm - City Hall
Heritage Classic & Antique Car Show - Blake Park
Lake Helen Studio Tour's Spring Art
& Craft Festival - 9am until 4pm - Asa Gray Park
May 2 -
Lake Helen Clean-Up Day