What is the daily mile?

Deltona Parks & Recreation staff are working hard to make sure Deltona residents lead a healthy lifestyle. Their new program, “The Daily Mile” encourages residents to walk at least one mile a day. Medical experts say that just one brisk walk per day, helps you maintain a healthy weight; prevents health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes; strengthens bones and muscles; improves mood, balance and coordination.

Those interested can join Coach Sebastian Singletary at 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginning Oct. 6) at Wes Crile Park. Residents who’d like to go the “extra mile” will learn how incorporating some basic exercises can improve ones overall fitness. Its really easy to get a great workout anywhere, anytime, using just the weight of your own body.

Residents are encouraged to walk at least three more miles-per day, each week, and share their goals and progress on social media using the hashtags #DeltonasDailyMile #ItStartsInParks. For more information call the Wes Crile Gym Office, (386) 878-8940 or email ssingletary@deltonafl.gov. Wes Crile is located at 1537 Norbert Terrace.

What is National Night Out?

the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office hosts an annual National Night Out block party at City Hall during late summer.  National Night Out (NNO) is an opportunity for Deltona’s community to get to know law enforcement officers and others that work to make our community a safer place. NNO also encourages crime and drug prevention awareness and generates local support for and participation in, local anti-crime programs. At the event you are likely to see demonstrations by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, Motors and SWAT teams. Additionally, different companies and organizations operate booths with information for families, residents and businesses.  These venues help create support for local anti-crime programs, and police-community partnerships.  The ultimate message: Deltona residents are organized and fighting back against crime.

what is the community health expo?

Usually held in June, Parks & Rec staff gather the best vendors all in one space, to encourage residents to consider improving their wellness and overall health. The event is designed to provide opportunities for all Deltona residents to educate themselves on health and wellness related resources available to them both in and around Deltona.  The expo is for the entire family including children, young adults, moms, dads, and seniors. Vendors from health care providers, wellness organizations, financial and retirement advisors, and government liaisons are on hand to answer questions.  Free massages, blood pressure checks, and hearing screenings are usually available.

What is Eggstravaganza?

West Volusia’s largest egg hunt and Deltona’s fastest event is our annual Easter egg collection with over 30,000 eggs. The event takes place annually the Saturday before Easter weekend and begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., and is for children ages 2 to 10. (Parents: DON’T BE LATE.) Believe it when we say it is the fastest annual event conducted by the City. The egg “hunting” typically lasts just over 10 minutes. “Hunters” are divided into age categories and should each bring their own baskets for egg collecting. The festivities and entertainment continue until noon keeping all the kids interested giving families lots to do.

What is the Wags n wiskers event?

The City celebrates pets and their owners each year, usually in March, with this annual pet festival at the Keysville Dog Park, 2461 Keysville Avenue. Low-cost pet shots are usually offered by a local veterinarian. The City partners with organizations like PETCO and H.E.L.P. Animals, Inc. to bring Wags ‘n’ Whiskers to the public.

What is the Movies in the Courtyard?

Deltona Parks & Recreation will offer a free movie, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” underneath the stars at Wes Crile Park on March 5. The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Snacks, including popcorn, candy, water and sodas will be available in the Wes Crile Gym concession area at reasonable prices ($1-2).

Families should bring blankets and chairs and be prepared for social distancing on the sports field at the park.

What is Deltona Arts & Crafts Festival?

Usually in November this event features hand made arts and crafts made by Deltonians and others around our community. The event offers families an opportunity to browse and purchase quality hand-crafted items just in time for the holidays. Contact Deltona Parks & Recreation offices if you are interested in being a vendor.