Celebration, Florida is a planned Disney community! The Village is located in the downtown area. This is where you will find residential homes mixed with commercial and retail businesses with a lot of tourists thrown in. Make plans to keep your furry friend on a leash and close to you. Outdoor seating at local restaurants is common in Celebration. Look for Upper Crust Pizza on Market Street as well as Kilwin’s Chocolates and Market Street Cafe on Front Street. Don’t forget to grab a Puppuccino at on Bloom Street! Use proper pet etiquette and keep your furry friend at the side or under your table. Don’t miss Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming for some tasty handmade treats. Your canine friend can enjoy a bit of spa action here too!
The weather in Celebration is mild and usually beautiful. Look for afternoon showers to pop up in the spring and summer. Winter will bring mild, enjoyable walking temperatures hovering in the 70s during the day.
Celebration Village is a planned community right down to the sidewalks and trees. It is a colorful and vibrant area with a Disney feel. You will find mostly artificial turf in the downtown area and can expect it to be a sidewalk-heavy experience for your dog. However, you will find plenty of planned greenways in the downtown area with trees for shade and places to sit. A relatively flat terrain is coupled with a great view of Lake Rianhard off Front Street.
Market Street is a tourist-heavy experience as well so be mindful of the anxiety large crowds can create in even the most experienced dogs. Be doubly aware of the heat building up on sidewalks in the height of the summer. It might be best to walk Fido in the early morning or later in the evening. Bring your walking shoes and plan to bring water as this is more of a laid back metro area without amenities for our furry friends.
Celebration Village is considered the downtown area and you can expect that kind of tropical metro feel, but there are planned parks and green spaces you can enjoy with your pup. Founders Park is on Campus Street and Celebration Avenue on the east side while Hippodrome Park is considered part of the Village at Greenbrier and Iris. Longmeadow Park is on Longmeadow Street and Veranda is at Veranda Place and Camelia Street. All of these parks have plenty of trees for shade, benches for taking a rest, trash bins, and access to water.
The open green lawns in the parks are great for on-leash training or playing with your canine friend. These are also family-friendly areas so expect children to be present and curious about your pup. You can gently remind overzealous kiddos that it's not a good idea to approach strange dogs.
There are planned trails throughout Celebration including the Downtown Lakes Trail which is 2.6 miles through the Village.