Forest Park is a mixed community of single-family homes and small businesses along Mason Avenue. Living in this area is perfect for the foodies as many of the area's best restaurants are within a five to ten-minute drive. The same can be said for parks as there are a few in the area, most of which are just big enough to give you room to stretch your legs.
Having a home in Forest Park also puts you within a ten to fifteen-minute drive of Daytona Beach, the Daytona International Speedway, the airport, and great places to shop including the Volusia Mall.
If you prefer the hot weather, then Daytona is the place to be with weeks of temperatures in the 90-degree range and plenty of sunshine. For those who prefer the mild weather, then winters are just the ticket with weeks of 50 to 60-degree weather for you and Fido to go out walking in.
Forest Park has no real impressive elevation changes to speak of, making it a bit dull and dreary for more adventurous walkers. However, since you can't make the most out of the non-existent hills, this is your chance to be creative!
This neighborhood sits in the middle of a large network of grid-like residential blocks, making it fairly simple to add complexity and variation to your daily strolls. You can try creating a series of routes that take in different blocks each time you go out together. However, try to avoid Nova Road and Mason Avenue as they are very busy and the noise might be too much for a sensitive pup, making it harder to relax during your stroll. Your best bet is to stick the blocks further away from the main roads. This way, both of you are sure to enjoy your walks a lot more.
There isn't much in the way of green space in the immediate area, but just a few blocks away is Sunnyland Park. This park, while small, has enough grass for you and your pooch to run around on and play. Be sure you keep Fido on a leash and clean up after them.
If you are looking for a dog park, it's only a ten to fifteen-minute drive from the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. This park offers separate fenced-in sections for both small and large dogs so that both may play safely without getting in each other's way. Each section also has an agility course and lots of toys to play with. Finally, to ensure Fido and the rest of the dogs stay hydrated, each section has a water fountain and shady places for you to sit while your pup has a good time playing!