Collage Park is a narrow community running alongside North Fiske Boulevard, spanning both Willard Street and West King Street, both roads form the causeway across the Indian River to the east. The north end of the neighborhood is home to two large apartment complexes, while the southern half is home to a vast area of grass and a few single-family homes. While the main roads through the area are typically very busy, the areas to the south and north are mostly residential.
There are numerous businesses along both sides of SR-520, but the nearest grocery stores are Fiske Grocery, a few minutes south on Fiske Boulevard, and a Sav-a-Lot supermarket to the north on Dixon Road. Less than ten minutes to the west is the nearest pet store. Called MYDOGSWAG, the store carries everything you are likely to need when it comes to caring for and feeding your pooch, including food, toys, treats, and medications.
If it wasn't for the fact that Collage Park straddles what must be one of the busiest roads in town, this might be a quiet neighborhood for you and your dog to enjoy walking around in. Unfortunately, both Willard Street and West King Street become the causeway that crosses the rivers and over to Cocoa Beach. As one of only two causeways over to the peninsula, traffic on these roads stays bustling all day long. Not only is there the regular daily traffic, but when cruise ships come in and unload their passengers, the traffic swells as thousands of passengers disembark and head home.
Thankfully, you and your pup can take your walks back into the residential neighborhoods where the traffic is much less. In the southern half, there are numerous vacant lots that the two of you might be able to walk and play on and, in the northern half of the community, there are plenty of sidewalks.
For those who live on the south side of the two highways, Provost Park offers a vast area of grass to play on. In addition, between Stone Street and Barbara Jenkins, there are two blocks of grass with plenty of shade trees you and your pup can enjoy as well. There are also several other areas of grass where the two of you can have a little fun.
Most dogs love the chance to run around without being stuck on a leash. While you can't let your pooch run around off-leash on your walks, you can do so at the local dog park! Called Barks and Recreation, this park sits on a large area of grass with a lake in the middle. You can take your pup for long walks around the lake and then take them into the fenced-in off-leash zones. There are two areas with plenty of shade to sit in while you watch your pup play.