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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 (Western Area) Economic Development Plan
Prepared by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and funded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Lake Helen Meetings
September 22 - Opening of Request for Proposals for City Attorney - 9am - City Hall Conference Room

September 24 - Final Budget Public Heating (Adopt Fiscal Year 2015 Final Millage Rate & Final Budget) -  6pm - City Hall
September 24 - Special Meeting - 7pm- City Hall

Lake Helen Calendar
(click the Calendar for more community events)
October 25 - 3rd Annual Fall Fest and Trunk of Treat at the Equestrian Center at 5pm

  Request for Proposals for City Food  
(click for Full RFP)

Accepting proposals from interested parties to operate as the City Food Vendor with the primary location in the Creative Arts Building located at 493 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen.  

Proposals shall be delivered in person or by mail/courier service to Becky Witte, City Clerk, City of Lake Helen City Hall, by 3:00 PM on TUESDAY, October 21, 2014

A Pre-proposal conference will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Creative Arts Café, 493 S. Lakeview Dr, Lake Helen, Florida. 

ECHO Grant Application (2007) - click for Full Document

  Statements of Qualifications (RFQ) for
   the position of
City Attorney

Statement of Qualifications shall be delivered in person or by mail/courier service to Ms. Becky Witte, City Clerk, City of Lake Helen City Hall, by 9:00 AM on MONDAY, September 22, 2014

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 Holiday Stress Buster 5k & Fun Run

December 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

For More Information go to:
DECEMBER 24, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
Blake Park 437 S. Lakeview Dr.  Lake Helen, FL 32744 
AWARDS  Top 10 Overall Male and Female 
Finisher’s Medals to ALL participants Walk or Run!

Through November 2nd              $20.00 
November 3 – December 7         $25.00 
December 8 – December 22       $30.00 
Packet Pickup or Race Morning: $35.00 
Students 17 & Under                  $18.00 
**Entry Fees  are nonrefundable. 

Paper form for mailing: Registration Form  Please post mark no later than December 18th.

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

December 23 at Blake Park Pavilion from 2-6pm 
Pick-up race day starting at 6:30 a.m.

All pre-registered participants receive a long sleeve race shirt. We cannot guarantee shirts will be available for those registered after December 7th.
Youth sizes are short sleeve.

Professionally chip timed 

FREE KIDS RUN  9:00 a.m. All kids receive a winning ribbon