Cocoa Industrial Park is exactly what the name claims it to be: a small area of industrial businesses and the City of Cocoa Public Works. Although no one lives in the industrial park, there is a vast area of residential communities next door, to the west. If you are walking your dog, you might want to avoid walking within the industrial park as there will be plenty of vehicular traffic, including some larger trucks, during the day.
For the foodie in you, the best Vietnamese food in the area is right across US-1. Called Papasan's Vietnamese Café, the food here is highly recommended by the locals. They all say you must try the Pho! Shopping for things like food for your family and your canine companion is only a few minutes away on Dixon Road. To the north, there is a Sav-a-Lot and a Harvey's Supermarket for you to choose from as well.
Within Cocoa Industrial Park, traffic leans towards medium and heavy trucks coming and going all day long during regular business hours. Within the residential areas to the west, the traffic tends to be hectic during the morning and evening rush hours. Plus, you have the added congestion during the school year when the buses are running around the neighborhoods.
Some of these neighborhoods do have sidewalks running alongside the roads that you and your dog can use for your walks. They will at least keep you off the streets and out of the reach of most of the traffic. You should also be aware that while the nearby railroad tracks might seem like a great place to hike with your dog, not only is this unsafe, but you would be trespassing on private property. The best thing to do is stay away from the tracks altogether. There are plenty of other places you and your dog can go for your daily walkies.
Whether you work in the Cocoa Industrial Park or live in the residential areas next door, there is a massive green space, complete with lakes just outside your door! For those who work and live in the area, nothing could be more optimal. The water treatment facility next door uses fresh water to mix with the influent, treating it and sending into the city's reclaimed water system. For you and your dog, the lakes offer both of you plenty of room to walk as three of the lakes have a paved walkway around them.
If you cross the FEC railroad track and keep going east, your walk will end on the west bank of the Indian River. Here, you will find a wide strip of grass that runs for miles along the riverside. It's a great place to go for a walk with your dog as they'll get to walk on the grass and you get to watch the boats sailing by on the water!