Blue Spring State Park
Orange City is the home of the manatee and Blue Spring State Park is the place to be to see these magnificent creatures every winter. During the warmer months of the year, the spring’s crystal clear, 73 degree water is enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers and certified scuba divers. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing and boating. River boat tours are also available. Visit Website
Movie in the Park
On the first Friday of most months, Orange City has a movie in the park in the lawn of Dickinson Park (corner of US HWY 17/92 & E Graves Ave). The movies are free to attend and begin around sunset. Guests should remember to bring blankets and chairs. The movie schedule can be found on Orange City’s website Visit Website.
Mill Lake Park
This family fun park, located at 207 East Blue Springs Avenue, features a 0.8 mile long multi-use trail surrounding the perimeter of Mill Lake, picnic pavilions, park benches, restrooms, a splash pad, lighting, and an entry feature with beautiful landscaping.
This 2.5 acre park has two pavilions with numerous picnic tables, a basketball court, a children’s playground and Orange City's skate park named Colin's Dream Park. This park is located at 210 East Blue Springs Avenue directly across from Mill Lake Park. There are no public restrooms, grills or electric available.
Waggin’ Trail Dog Park
Bringing your four-legged friend to Orange City? Be sure to stop by the Waggin’ Trail Dog Park (1201 S Leavitt Ave). This large dog park has separate spaces for small and large dogs, water fountains, shade structures and a wooded walking trail. The park is also the host to an annual pet blessing in March.
Veterans Memorial Park
One of the most popular parks in Orange City is Veterans Memorial Park. Besides having a great playground that includes ADA compliant equipment, the park also has a splash pad so kids can cool off in the summer! The park also has a quarter mile exercise trail constructed with 100% recycled materials. There are two pavilions with tables. There are picnic tables and park benches placed throughout the park.
Home to two of Orange City’s largest events is Valentine Park. The Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival is held at Valentine Park every January. Orange City’s Fireworks Celebration is also held at this park every July. This park is 15 acres and has a playground, baseball/softball fields, football field, basketball courts and much more.
1876 Heritage Inn
One of Orange City’s oldest buildings, the 1876 Heritage Inn is still a functioning hotel. The inn is also home to one of the three postal museums in the entire United States! After you’ve checked out the museum, grab a bite to eat at the Red Roof Café, also located in the building. Visit Website.