City Center Apartments is a small complex located just off W Sample Rd. While living in an apartment may not be the ultimate place to have a dog, as long as you have plenty of space to take him out for walks and to go potty, it can be quite manageable. For those who like to grab a fast bite, there are several eateries along W. Sample Rd. Walking around the community is a good start for those with a puppy, as the terrain is pretty flat. Once your pup is up to longer walks, you are only a few blocks from more than one park. There are dog parks and pet supply stores in driving distance and several small restaurants along W. Sample Rd.
Coral Springs enjoys exceptionally mild weather year-round with summer highs in the 80s and winter lows in the 70s. Every day is a good day to go for a walk with your pooch!
Sadly, if you are looking for walks that will challenge your pup, help build muscle, and improve their stamina, you might not find it within City Center. The terrain around the complex and surrounding area in Springs Park is very flat. Of course, one way to make use of this situation is to mark out different laps you can do to mix up the walks and take some of the boredom out of them. You can also walk your pup down to Mullins Park which is part of the Coral Springs Municipal Complex. Alternatively, the Everglades Wildlife Management Area (EWMA) is not more than a few minutes to the west. Here, you can find endless miles of trails and levees to hike along that take you through some of the last wild areas of the state. You never know what you might see here!
While City Center, like most complexes, does have a small amount of green space around it, there are several parks in the area, including Mullins Park, where there are acres of grass and trails for you wander around on or play on. Just to west is the Country Club of Coral Springs, but you probably shouldn’t count on being able to walk your pup on the fairways.
Further to the west is Dr. Paul's Dog Park. This memorial park is dedicated to the late Dr. Steven Paul who was the hospital director of Wiles Road and Cypress Wood Animal Hospitals. The park has a running track, puppy shower, watering spot, agility equipment, and plenty of poop bags in dispensers for those 'messes.' Finally, there is the Everglades Wildlife Management Area and with it, miles of trails through swamps and wetlands. Be sure you stay on the trails or you might find yourself sinking into the swamp.