May 2019 | City of Deltona

Audubon Explorer with Jerry Mayes

   Watch upcoming episodes of Audubon Explorer on Deltona Television. Hosted by Jerry Mayes, Manager of Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability. Jerry explores all that Deltona has to offer, located in Southwest Volusia County. Statistically strong, perfectly located, dedicated to Healthcare and ready to work. Deltona is the address for success.

   The Lakeshore Community Center was recently designated by the State’s Office of Greenways & Trails as an official Trailhead for the Rail Trail. For visitors riding bicycles, the Center, on the north shore of Lake Monroe, is easy to reach by bike ride on the new Lakeshore Loop Trail that connects to the Rail Trail at Thornby Park and Green Springs Park.

   Watch Jerry guide us through our magnificent nature areas and explore the terrain, wildlife and heritage. Fuel your passion for adventure and learn more about areas which you can visit with your friends and family. Experience the unexpected in places like Lyonia Wildlife Center, The River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway, outdoor recreation, heritage sites, ecological areas, cultural attractions and more.
Deltona, located in the West Volusia County Region is a destination well within reach, but a world apart!

Conveniently located along I-4 and US 17/92 between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Good things are happening in Deltona! Watch Audubon Explorer on Deltona TV and learn more about the area with our Host, Jerry Mayes.


   Take advantage of being in the center of Florida. Whether you’re moving materials or products, Deltona’s location makes it easy to get in and out – by land, air, or water. You’ll be right on Florida’s I-4 corridor, a major artery for Florida commerce. I-4 is home to a multitude of businesses, from high-tech to retail to manufacturing.


   Major developers are rapidly recognizing the potential in Deltona, but there’s still time to get in on the ground floor. As one of the last undeveloped areas on the Florida I-4 corridor, you’ll not only attract an appreciative, responsive workforce, you’ll benefit from being located on one of Florida’s best routes.


If you’re ready to start looking, here you’ll find some of Florida’s best real estate values, in prime locations. Visit to view current available properties. Be sure to click “add a filter” and choose “Deltona”
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Trail Projects



(A) Providence Boulevard Trail:


A feasability study is completed by the River-to-Sea Transportation Planning Organization for a shared use path along Providence Boulevard. The project has been approved by the TPO and FDOT. The shared use path would consist of a concrete trail connecting Howland Boulevard to Doyle Road (Thornby Park). Providence Trail will be constructed in segments and include alternate alignments to link civic facilities, parks, and schools. Avcon was selected as the design and engineering firm and design, engineering, and surveying are currently underway.

(B) The City of Deltona’s Ecological Destination Project:


The Commission directed City staff to work on the ideas of lodging, educational use, and ecological tourism/trailhead development.

    • Staff continues to solicit and discuss the redevelopment of the Lakeshore Community Center, with emphasis on a “recreational lodge use” and.
    • The three ecological parks’ ECHO grant applications have been approved by the Volusia County Council. Design, engineering, and surveying for the parks are currently underway.
    • On January 23rd, the City of Deltona was awarded a Trailhead Designation for the Lakeshore Drive facility.


Lakeshore Trailhead

Lakeshore Trailhead at the Deltona Community Center

Lakeshore Trailhead

Lakeshore Trailhead Ceremony

On January 23rd, the City of Deltona was designated as a FL Trail Town by the Florida Department of Greenways & Trails. The Lakeshore Loops/Lakeshore Facility was also designated as a State of Florida Trailhead and will be listed on the Greenways & Trails website. This is a large step in recognition of trails and trail usage for the SW Volusia region and the City of Deltona.

(C) Development of Pollinator Gardens and Monarch City USA Signage:

As a part of the City’s April 26th Arbor Day Festivities, milkweed (the preferred plant for the Monarch Butterflies) was given away at Deltona City Hall in the morning and at the Deltona Community Gardens (DCG) in the afternoon. Over thirty participants attended the DCG event, collecting milkweed plants, seeds for pollinator plants, and taking time to have their pictures taken with the first set of butterfly wings (Monarch Butterfly). The City plans to have multiple sets of butterfly wings located throughout the City for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Jerry Mayes

Jerry Mayes, Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability Manager


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