Osceola Park is a small community located on S Ridgewood Avenue. The neighborhood is home to both single-family and multi-family homes. Living here puts you close to a wide selection of restaurants serving seafood, steaks, and an incredible array of international cuisine. For those who like to party the night away, there are plenty of nightclubs on the beachside to choose from.
As for dog-friendly parks, there are several small ones in the area. The community is just across the street from the Daytona Beach Golf Club, but you probably shouldn't take your dog there for walks.
If long walks on the beach or hitting the surf sound good to you, Daytona Beach is the place to be. Summers spend weeks in the 90s with endless blue skies. An even better perk is that the winter temperatures lack any sort of cold bite at all. You can even spend Christmas Day on the beach if you so wish!
Living on the side of S Ridgewood Avenue means that you are, for the most part, in an urban setting. However, Osceola Park has a large area of woods behind it filled with trails and open spaces to walk in along with a direct path to the island in the Halifax River.
Living here also gives you two different types of terrain to walk on. The first is, of course, the paved sidewalks. You can take your dog all over the neighborhoods along S Ridgewood. Walking on paved surfaces will help keep their claws worn down, reducing the number of times you need to clip them!
At the same time, the woods and island also offer exceptional walking opportunities that will be much easier for your pup to handle when the pavement is too hot. Soft ground is also easier on Fido's joints which can be useful for an older dog who may be suffering from arthritis.
Osceola Park sits alongside an area of woods that run one block deep and several blocks long. The woods are a blend of open grassy areas and trees, giving you and Fido room to stretch your legs and get in a little playtime. They continue on the other side of S Beach Street all the way to the Halifax River.
Alternatively, you can go to the corner of S Beach and Wilder and take the trail leading to the small island sitting just offshore. This island offers plenty of space for you to run around, play fetch, and burn off plenty of excess energy.
Beyond this, you can always head over to the beach where the two of you can hike for as many miles as you can handle in both soft and hard-to-walk-in sand or on the hard-packed wet sand by the surf which is much easier by comparison.