Virginia Park is large, mostly residential community stretching from West King Street in the north to Pluckebaum Road in the south. While houses dominate the scenery in the heart of this area, Fiske Road to the east has a number of businesses along both sides of it. West King Street is a major highway and has a wide range of businesses lining both sides of it. The yards are large with plenty of shade trees in well-established communities with a mix of older homes and newer construction.
Shopping for essentials can be done at Fiske Grocery, a small quaint, store with an excellent deli serving up tasty food. The locals love this place for its great foods and reasonable prices! With this amenity nearby, you should be fairly set, though you can definitely find a few other options further afield, if necessary. Just remember that Florida can be fairly hot in the middle of the day!
Virginia Park is a family residential community with numerous streets, all of which have sidewalks for you and your pup to put to good use during your daily walks. Being a working community, Virginia Park endures both morning and evening rush hours which tend to bring a little bit of hectic traffic for a short period. However, for the most part, the sidewalks will keep you from having to worry about the traffic too much.
The one thing you and your pooch do have to deal with here, as you will in any family community, is pedestrians. By keeping your pooch on a short leash, you are doing your part to keep them under control in the event that they are a little nervous or skittish around strangers. Consider venturing away from the busier areas of the community and towards the local parks or open spaces to give your pup a little bit of space.
In the northeast corner of the community is Provost Park. This park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and vast areas of grass for the two of you to run around on. Because this is a public park, your dog must be on a leash at all times.
If you go west on Pluckebaum Road, your journey will take both you and your dog to Barks and Recreation. This aptly named park is the perfect place to take your dog for a little off-leash playtime. There are zones for small and big dogs with water fountains and tons of shade. There is lots of seating for dog owners to relax on while the pups run off and play. Outside of the fenced-in area, there is a walking trail that runs along the shore of the lake to the north of the park and you can walk around the rest of the lake as well!