Douglas Park is a small community of single-family homes located just north of the Halifax Health Medical Center. Living here puts you in a central location convenient not only to the hospital, but also to Daytona State College, Embry-Riddle University, Daytona International Speedway, and for those who love to shop, the Volusia Mall.
There are a few vacant lots for you and your pup to play on nearby, but remember to clean up after them. As for dog parks and pet supply stores, there are a few within driving distance. If you love to eat out, there are also several outstanding restaurants close by or you can cruise over to the beachside where you will find even more of them along with some great nightclubs.
Summers in Daytona mean endless days of sunshine and hot weather for you and Fido to enjoy. Luckily, you can still go for walks in the winter months as it never gets too cold!
Living in Douglas Park means dealing with flat suburban terrain that doesn’t give you much in the way of a challenge. If Fido is a pup, this is perfect to train them to walk beside you without overexerting them! For the pudgy pups, level ground offers you a chance to give them a gentle workout that helps to shed those extra pounds slowly and in a controlled manner.
Lastly, if yours is an older dog with arthritis, the flat ground will be gentle on their joints, making it possible for to keep enjoying going for walks and enjoying a longer life with less pain.
No matter where your dog fits in, just remember that the pavement can become too hot for them to walk on safely during the summer months. When things get this hot, try to take your walks early in the morning while things are still nice and cool.
The nearest small park is Cedar Highlands Park which offers a playground for kids and a small area of woods. If you don't mind taking your pup for a bit of a drive, you only have to drive a few minutes west on LPGA Blvd to get to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area.
The WMA covers well over 30,000 acres of which more than half is relatively new growth. On your hikes along the many trails running through the park, you may come across any number of small ponds and oases scattered around. The park is also home to pine-palmettos, cypress swamps, and dense forests that can only be found in Central Florida.
Along with so much flora and fauna, you and your pup may encounter families of whitetail deer, the odd mama bear with a cub or two in tow, and countless species of birds including Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles who live and eat here.