Myrtle Park is one road of single-family homes across the street from the Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School and just down the street from Emma Jewel Charter Academy. This is a well-established community on South Wilson Avenue where there are sidewalks for you and your dog to use when it's time to go for a walk. Most of the houses here have large yards with plenty of space for a family dog to run around in.
When it comes to essentials like groceries, you have three choices within fifteen minutes or less. There are two Publix grocery stores, with one being less than ten minutes to the south, and the other, ten minutes to the east on the other end of the Merritt Island Causeway. Finally, fifteen minutes north is the local Walmart Supercenter where you should be able to find almost anything your family needs, including the one with the waggly tail.
Despite the fact that this is a largely residential area, traffic along both Rosa L. Jones Drive and Whaley Street tend to be busy during the morning and evening rush hours. In addition, during the school year, you will also be dealing with heavy school bus traffic that feeds kids into the two schools in the area. You'll find it's pretty easy to figure out when these times are and plan walks with your dog around them.
Even though there are plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to use, the traffic noise and exhaust fumes can be overwhelming for some dogs. Try walking your pooch on a short leash as this will create a much-needed sense of security and help keep them from becoming nervous and excitable. You may find there is less traffic on Whaley Street as it is not a direct route to the schools.
If you live here, you have access to several green areas to take your dog for a walk and some play time. Right across Whaley Street, there is a large empty field where you and your dog can play.
If you want an off-leash dog park, the nearest one is Barks and Recreation out on Pluckebaum Road in nearby Rockledge. This is great place to take your dog out for a playdate with some of their own kind. Whether you have a Great Dane or a Chihuahua, there is a separate area for them to play in with like-sized dogs. There are water fountains in each section for the pups to drink from and plenty of room for your canine companion to run around.
Should you wish to take your dog out to the beach, it’s a twenty-minute drive over the West Cocoa Beach Causeway. There are set hours where the beaches are dog-friendly, so pay attention to local regulations.