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. 
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Health and Wellness for ALL People of ALL Abilities

Opportunities for active recreation are critical to individual and community 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 our 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, to provide safe, healthy ways to explore nature, and to enhance environmental education. 

Public Parks 

Parks and recreation agencies deliver essential public services and provide recreation opportunities for every community in America. NRPA 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

Click to learn about this month's featured park:
Riverbend Nature Park

Get Involved

  • 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 the beautification of our community and support of the City’s park system. For more information, please contact (386) 676-3250 or  
  • Volunteering: For more information on volunteering for the City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services, please contact us at 386-676-3277 or
Thank you to our Adopt-A-Park Family! 
  • BAILEY RIVERBRIDGE GARDENS - Girl Scouts of Sunrise Service Unit
  • CENTRAL PARK I - Robby Balaz
  • CENTRAL PARK III - Ormond Beach Kiwanis Club
  • FORTUNATO PARK - Rotary Club of Ormond Beach
  • LIONS CLUB MINI-PARK - The Ormond Beach Lions Club
  • MAINSTREET MINI-PARK - Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club
  • RIVIERA PARK - Cub Scout Pack #74
  • ROSEWOOD PARK - The Family of Robert and Marian Meader
  • SANCHEZ PARK - Hailey Remigio and Hayleigh Ruddell
  • VADNER PARK - Garden Club of Halifax Country

Memorial Programs:

For more information and availability please contact the Leisure Services Department at (386) 676-3250.

  • The Memorial Tree Program: was developed for those persons interested in donating a tree in memory of a loved one. Upon receipt of payment, City staff will place the order for the tree and for the plaque with the specified engraving. Once the tree and plaque are received, they will be installed in one of the City’s parks by City staff.   

  • The Memorial Bench Program: was developed for those persons interested in donating a park bench in memory of a loved one. Upon receipt of payment, City staff will place the order for the bench and the specified engraving. Once the bench is received, staff will install the bench on a concrete slab in one of the City's parks. 

Special thanks to the Volusia County ECHO program for granting funding to enhance and improve parks and facilities at these locations:

Andy Romano Beachfront Park
The Casements
Central Park
The Environmental Discovery Center
McDonald House
Nova Community Park
Ormond Beach Skatepark
Ormond Beach Sports Complex
Rockefeller Gardens

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