The Sunnyland Park area of Daytona Beach is a small neighborhood of older single-family homes located on the corner or N. Nova Rd. and Mason Ave. The area is easy to find as it sits directly behind Jon Hall Chevrolet and Daytona Toyota. While the homes may be older, those who live here keep it neat and tidy. There are plenty of places to eat within walking and driving distance. Dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores are easy to find in Daytona.
If you are moving here from the north, you are going to love the winters here with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. You can even take Fifi for a walk over on the beach on Christmas Day. Summers can be a bit brutal with temperatures in the 90s and humidity to match. It can take a little getting used to, but many people spend their days inside where the air conditioning keeps things cooled down.
The terrain here is typically suburban with carefully laid out grids of single-family homes that have suburban-sized yards. Some of the streets have sidewalks while others come up short on them. The ground itself here is pretty flat like most of the Daytona Beach mainland. But this doesn't mean your walks with Fifi have to be dull! In fact, they can be as exciting or boring as you make them.
For example, why not go for walks around as many different blocks as you can find? Go around the small lake on the corner of Byron and North. There is a nice path that goes around the lake and a large grassy area to take a break on. The most important thing to remember is that during the summer months, the pavement can become hot enough to burn Fifi's paws, so be sure you take your walks in the morning before things have time to heat up.
This area of Daytona Beach offers a few small parks and areas of green including the large empty lot on the corner and Sunnyland Park just up the street. But they only offer small areas of grass. If you want somewhere a little larger, you can always head west to the Tiger Bay State Forest.
Covering over 27,000 acres, Tiger Bay was severely damaged in the wildfires of 1998 with about 15,000 acres being destroyed. However, the park has since undergone extensive restoration and reforestation. There are miles of trails to hike, lakes and ponds to fish in, and the Pershing Highway Trail, a brick road built in 1917 and named for General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. Pershing served as General of the Armies and Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front during the last years of World War I. You and Fifi should never get bored with so much to explore here!