Bostwick Park is a blended community of newer homes that are larger in size and older homes that are more in keeping with 1950s to 1970s Daytona. The community is also home to Phantom Fireworks of Daytona and sits on the peninsula between A1A and S. Peninsular Dr.
Like most communities on the beachside, those who live in Bostwick Park are within a short drive of numerous excellent restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisines for you to sample. The same applies to pet stores and dog-friendly parks.
Summers here are incredibly hot and humid with temperatures in the 90s and humidity running close to 100%, but you get used to it after a while. Winters are easier to handle with temperatures in January, the coldest month, averaging in the upper 40s. The worst you might have to deal with is a little overnight frost on your windshield.
The terrain in and around Bostwick Park is relatively level and the streets are lined with sidewalks that give you somewhere to walk that isn't in the street. However, the sidewalks can become extremely hot by mid-afternoon on a summer day. It can reach temperatures in excess of 140°F, which is hot enough to burn the pads on the bottom of your dog's paws. If you make your pup walk on paved surfaces for too long, it could lead to an uncomfortable time. Do your dog a favor and take your walks during the summer months early in the morning before the sun comes up over the horizon to turn on the blast furnace once again.
Rather than making your pup walk on paved surfaces, why not go out for a morning walk, jog, or run on the beach? It's a great way to get a workout without having to spend your entire walk on paved surfaces.
The nearest small green space is just to the north on S. Grandview Ave. and Ribault Ave. The Daytona Beach Lenox Playground offers a large area of grass with a walking trail running around the outer edge. It's perfect for taking your pup out to an area where the two of you can enjoy a little playtime together.
But if you are more interested in finding somewhere a little more rugged and natural, you need to take your pup and the rest of the family over to the Tiger Bay State Forest. At more than 20,000 acres, there is plenty for you and the rest of the gang to see here. The area is part forest, part wetland, part swamp, and part wildlife habitat. From bald eagles to brown bears and, of course, gators, you never know what you might see as you hike the many miles of trails running through the dense overhead canopy.