Town Park covers a vast area on the west side of town next to the interstate. Inside the boundaries of the community, there are several large residential neighborhoods. Each of the different neighborhoods has its own flavor, but most of them contain single-family homes that are densely packed together.
When you need supplies, the strip malls, big-box retailers like Walmart, and most of the top restaurants in town are all along Dunlawton Avenue, only minutes to the south. There are a few stores and fast food restaurants to the north on Madeline as well.
For those who commute to Daytona or the Cape, the I-95 interchange is not more than a fifteen-minute drive from the furthest home north in the neighborhood. There are a few green spaces to play on with your dog within the local area and several large ones within a short drive of your home.
Town Park is a working-class neighborhood with hundreds of homes lining the many streets. No matter where you live, the one thing you can count on Monday through Friday, is morning and evening rush hours. Traffic during these times can be pretty heavy as everyone seems to leave for work at the same time and return home like clockwork. If possible, try to time your walks for any other time to avoid the noise and congestion.
The other thing you and your dog need to deal with is kids. The various neighborhoods are family-oriented with lots of kids of all ages likely to be running around at any time of day. Then there are the school buses to watch out for. Things can get a little crazy at times, but if you time your walks around the heavy traffic and use a short leash to maintain control, the two of you can spend hours wandering your neighborhood.
No matter which of the neighborhoods within Town Park you live in, there is, at least, some small areas of grass for the two of you to walk on. But if you head west on US-92, it will take you out to Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. Covering over 30,000 acres, over half was destroyed or severely damaged in the wildfires during the summer of 1998 but has since recovered spectacularly.
The WMA offers you and your dog miles of trails to share with horseback riders, cyclists, hikers, and dog walkers. Be sure you bring plenty of water, bug spray, and a camera! The hikes are amazing and you never know if you might come across a mama black bear and her cubs, whitetail deer, bald eagles, and more along the way. Be sure you have a camera or that your cell phone takes good photos of these incredible creatures!