Celebration, Florida is divided into villages. The South Village is made up of just over 500 homes and is mainly a residential area. It is down Celebration Avenue to the west just past Waterside Drive. You will find a variety of homes to admire during a walk with your furry friend but not much in the way of dog-friendly amenities. This will be a serious sidewalk-heavy walkabout for the two of you.
Keeping it sub-tropical, the South Village hosts mild weather year round. Pop up showers can be expected in the summer when the humidity gets the best of the afternoon hours. Winter, however, is nicely mild and ideal for walking. Consider walking times in all seasons with light colored or shorthaired pups as they can be subject to sunburn on sensitive skin just like us. Have a care for sensitive paws and invest in a good pair of walking shoes for you.
The South Village is a residential neighborhood of just over 500 homes. Celebration is a planned community and this 'village' is no exception. Treescapes abound to provide shade during the heat of the day. It will be a mostly flat, artificial landscape that welcomes you and your furry companion on your walk. A good majority of the homes have rear garage entrances which make those roadways more like alleys. You will want to stay on the sidewalks to avoid the automotive traffic and blind spots these areas are known for.
As many of the grassy areas will be private lawns, you will want to plan to clean up and carry out any waste. Our furry friends love to sniff and pick up stray things along their walks so keep an eye out for lawn company flags indicating lawns have been chemically treated. With the normal residential pedestrian traffic, don’t forget to wave and say hi!
There are several parks and trails in the South Village. The Trails of Celebration are 16 trails that weave themselves through the neighborhood. The South Village is home to three of them. The Spring Park Trail and the Spring Park Loop are both mile long walks. The High School Loop wraps around the South Village and carries walkers through and outside the neighborhood with a 5.2-mile walk.
Spring Park is the largest formal park in the village. The park has concrete walking paths and a large open, grassy field that would be great for long leash training or fetch as your furry friend will need to remain on a leash in the park. There are ponds and larger wooded areas throughout the neighborhood. Be aware of your surroundings, as many of these areas could be private property. Small natural wildlife will also be present, so keep a tight hold on breeds that love to stalk and hunt.