Located near Derbyshire Park, Magnolia Gardens is a neighborhood of single-family homes sandwiched between N Nova Road and Vine Street. While most of the surrounding area is residential, there are several businesses in the area as well. However, if you like to dine out, you have no choice but to drive to the nearest restaurants such as Don Vito's, Caribbean Jack's, and the Chart House.
Thankfully, Derbyshire Park does offer some grass for you and Fido to play on. If your pup likes to play with other dogs, the nearest dog park is the Community Dog Park over by the Halifax Humane Society.
For those who like the sun, the weather here starts to warm up in February and, by July, the daytime temperatures are in the high 90s. If you prefer cooler weather, winters in Daytona tend to be in the 50s which is perfect for taking your pup out for their daily walks.
If you are hoping for terrain that might create at least some level of challenge when taking your pooch out for a walk, you won't find much of that living in Magnolia Gardens. The land around here is pretty flat and has little to offer beyond streets and sidewalks for the two of you to walk on.
Be creative when looking for ways to make your walks more interesting. This includes walking around different blocks, increasing your distance, or going over to Derbyshire Park to run around on the grass. The more variety you can build into your strolls with Fido, the more the two of you are going to enjoy your time out in the fresh air.
Before setting out on a summer day, place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can't leave it there for at least ten seconds, don't ask your pup to walk on it as it can be uncomfortable or even painful.
If you and your pooch are okay with smaller parks, you can spend a little time running around on the grass in Derbyshire Park. This park features several sports fields and courts, along with enough grass for you to get in a little play time.
A little further afield is Cedar Highlands Park where you and your pup can take short hikes in the woods while the kids play in the playground. However, neither of these parks offers much in the way of wide, open space for the two of you to get in any serious exercise.
To the west of town is the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. The two of you can enjoy hiking the many miles of trails criss-crossing over 30,000 acres of forests, cypress swamps, pine palmettos, and more. Be sure you pack plenty of water for both of you to ensure you stay hydrated on your hikes.