Benefits of Recreation
Parks and recreation resources protect our environment, preserve wildlife habitat, strengthen local economies, attract new businesses, contribute to the local tax base, increase property values, and improve the physical and mental health of citizens of all ages.
Health and Wellness for ALL People of ALL Abilities.
Opportunities for active recreation are critical to an individual and a community’s health and wellness. We advocate for legislation that supports the growing role of public parks and recreation in improving individual and community health through the prevention of chronic disease, the rehabilitation of wounded service members, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all activities.
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.
Parks and outdoor recreation lands are the essential green infrastructure of our communities and nation. Parks and public recreation lands are carbon reducing landscapes that help clean our air and water; recharge aquifers; and reduce stormwater runoff. Through energy, climate change, and other legislative measures, we advocate for dedicated resources that will sustain, protect, restore, and expand these environmental assets.
Children and Nature.
The National Recreation and Parks Association regards improving children’s access to nature as a national policy priority. NRPA believes public parks and recreation are vital to the national effort to engage children in enjoying the outdoors, provide safe, healthy ways explore nature, and enhance environmental education.
Parks and recreation agencies deliver essential public services and provide recreation opportunities for every community in America. NAIROBI advocates for federal investments that provide funding for the acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of parks and public lands as well as recreational infrastructure and resources.
Monthly Park Showcase
- March - The Birthplace of Speed Park is a .7 acre oceanfront park named for Ormond Beach's racing heritage. It is open from sunrise to sunset. The park provides a lovely pavilion, picnic tables, outdoor grill, shower, and drinking fountain. Paid parking is available nearby on the beach. The park is a wonderful setting for wedding ceremonies and gatherings. For rental information, please call the Leisure Services office at 386-676-3250.
Additional Recreation Information
- 145,000 kids surveyed felt wildlife preservation tops environmental concerns
- Americans spend over 500 million days per year fishing
- Visits to national, regional, and local parks exceed one billion annually
- Adopt-A-Park: The City of Ormond Beach Adopt-A-Park Program will improve and enhance parks through community involvement and citizen partnerships. By participating, local organizations, civic and church groups, scout troops, businesses, schools, neighborhood families and individuals can take an active role in beautification of our community and support of the City’s park system.
Thank you to our Adopt-A-Park Family!
- SANCHEZ PARK - Hailey Remigio and Hayleigh Ruddell
- BAILEY RIVERBRIDGE GARDENS - Girl Scouts of Sunrise Service Unit
- RIVIERA PARK - Cub Scout Pack #74
- LIONS CLUB PARK - The Ormond Beach Lions Club
- ROSEWOOD PARK - The Family of Robert and Marian Meader
- CENTRAL PARK I - The Marston Family
- CENTRAL PARK III - Ormond Beach Kiwanis Club
- FIRE HOUSE PARK - Terry Howell and Lucy Maxwell.
- Memorial Bench Program: The Memorial Bench Program was developed for those persons interested in donating a bench, in one of our City Parks, in memory of a loved one.
- Volunteering: For more information on volunteering for the City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services, Please contact Stefan Sibley, Recreation Manager at 386-676-3246.