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
Lake Helen Meetings
July 28 - PLDRC
- 7pm - City Hall
August 7 -
Workshop: Creative Arts Cafe - 7pm - City
August 21 -
- 7pm - City Hall
Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for more
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
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.
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
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