Hopkins Hall, Melissa Park Building,
Shuffleboard Club Building and City
Hall Conference Room are available
for rent. Pavilions are
available at a first come, first
serve basis. Please contact (386)
228-2121 to learn more or to secure
Asa Gray Park, 106 S. Euclid
Asa Gray Park is a private park,
approximately 2.5 acres, and is owned by the Lake
Helen Garden Club. You will find the park on the
south side of Main Street sharing crossroads with
two of Lake Helen’s historical churches. The park
has a small pavilion and a meandering trail through
diverse natural Florida vegetation.
It is rented quite frequently for wedding
ceremonies and is also used for picturesque
photography backdrops during the spring blooming
Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive
Blake Park is a public park, approximately 5
Many annual community events are
held in Blake Park including the City’s July 4th
celebration; Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival;
Art Festival and Health Fair; Car Shows and Bicycle
The Lake Helen Police Department sits in
the SW corner of the park (493 S. Lakeview Drive).
To the east is the Lake Helen Creative Arts Café
(restaurant and free community classes); further
east is the Boys & Girls Club (after school program
sponsored by Volusia County); and on the SE corner
is the Lake Helen tennis courts with 2 beautiful
courts open to the public from dawn to dusk (as is
North of the Police Department is the
Shuffleboard Club Building boasting
a small meeting hall/kitchen with attached
tournament size shuffleboard courts.
the east of Blake Park is a large pavilion,
basketball courts and playground equipment for the
children. Plans for a larger playground area are in
process. Picnic benches and outdoor grills are
For information regarding rental of
the building facilities in the park call Lake Helen
City Hall at 386-228-2121.
City Hall, 327 S. Lakeview Drive
Mark & Sheftall of Jacksonville designed
this school, built in 1916 of Bond sandstone brick
by Hanner Brothers of Orlando. Its initial cost was
$12,500. The Prairie style school was named after
Minerva Bond Long, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Maynard Bond. It closed in April of 1996 and was
replaced by Volusia Pines Elementary School at
building later housed the city hall.
Hall Conference Room is available for rent.
For more information please contact 386-228-2358.
Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant
Lake Helen’s Equestrian Center,
approximately 5 acres, boasts a professional outdoor
rodeo arena, announcer’s booth, spacious horse
stalls, practice arena, public bathroom facilities,
picnic area, exercise trail and playground. The
playground/facilities/pavilion area and exercise
trail was constructed as a multi-use trail system
and trailhead to connect as part of the cross
Florida trail system. The facilities, playground,
practice arena, exercise trail and parking area are
open to the public.
Information regarding rental
of the arena facilities is available at Lake Helen
City Hall 386-228-2358.
Lake Macy Park,
Lake Macy Park was improved
and constructed through the efforts of the Lake
Helen Parks & Recreation Department, Florida
Recreational Assistance Environmental Grant, the
City of Lake Helen, and many volunteers. The park
possesses an extended, partially covered dock where
you will find a few avid fisherman; a primitive boat
launch; an educational trail, pointing out native
vegetation; restroom facilities; playground and
picnic area amenities. Sailboats, Rowboats, or boats
with trolling motors only, are allowed on the lake.
No jet skis, no cast netting, no swimming or diving,
no wake zone.
Melissa Park, 450 W. Ohio Ave.
Melissa Park, is located at 450 Ohio Avenue and
contains a small basketball court, playground
equipment, horse shoe pits and picnic amenities. The
hall, located at the north end of the park, has
restroom facilities, a kitchen and meeting hall with
an approximate 40 person occupancy.
regarding renting the Melissa Park building is
available at Lake Helen City Hall 386-228-2358.
Mitchell Brothers Sports Complex, 321
Mitchell Brothers Sports
Complex encompasses three baseball / softball fields
and a practice field; viewing stands; announcers’
booth; concession stand; restroom facilities; and
playground area. The City of Lake Helen Little
League and surrounding city leagues use the fields
on a continuous basis during the baseball season. On
the east end of the complex is a wooded trail
extending from Ohio Avenue to Kicklighter Road that
is used by Volusia Pines Elementary school children,
bicyclists and avid community trail walkers/hikers.
Royal Park, Michigan Ave.
Royal Park is located on the south end of lake Lake
Helen. Presently, the park has a small pavilion with
picnic amenities, restroom facilities, a small ‘band
stand’ and a boat ramp. Future plans may encompass
construction of a larger pavilion with attached
walkway to a floating dock. Sailboats, Rowboats, or
boats with trolling motors only, are allowed on the
lake. No jet skis, no cast netting, no wake zone.
The present pavilion has housed the celebration of
many small, informal weddings and family gatherings.
Hopkins Hall, 192
was built in 1897 for use as a community center and library. The library
later moved to another location. The
community gathering place built with funds donated
by Willard and Betsy Hopkins had already donated
several books, and there was an understanding that a
library would be established. Temporarily, they were
kept in the home of Mrs. J.P. Mace, who acted as the
librarian. After she died, an dowment fund was set
up by Mrs. Hopkins' son to maintain the library. The
Village Improvement Association, which had formed in
January of 1897, donated the community house to the
town. It was formally named Hopkins Hall. Later, the
library moved into a newer building across the
street to the south.
This building features a fish-scale
stamped tin roof and interesting window details.
Information regarding rental of the arena facilities
is available at Lake Helen City Hall 386-228-2358.
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