Grapeland Park is a small neighborhood of modest homes located on the mainland side of town just off of LPGA Blvd. It's a well-established community typical of the Greater Daytona Beach area. If eating out is a part of your regular way of life, be prepared to drive a bit as the nearest eateries are quite a drive. The same applies to pet supply stores with the nearest being several blocks away.
As for dog-friendly parks, the nearest park is only a few blocks down Derbyshire Road. There's also the Halifax Humane Society Dog Park, but this one is quite a drive.
Living in Daytona means shorts and t-shirts most of the year! The only months it is chilly here are December and January when the temperatures are in the upper forties and lower fifties. Summer in Daytona is amazing, however, with temperatures in the 90s and long days filled with crystal clear blue skies for weeks at a time.
Like most of the city, the terrain in Grapeland Park offers a suburban environment with nary a hill in sight. While this might not seem much in the way of a challenge when it comes to taking your pup for walks, there are options to make it better!
Try walking different routes, cover a variety of blocks, walk down to Derbyshire Park and back, or change the speeds at which you walk. Once they're up to it, try going jogging instead of walking.
Going for walks serves multiple purposes. It gives your pooch somewhere to go potty, it gives you both a chance to get out into the fresh air, and, most importantly, it ensures that both of you get in some much-needed exercise. Do keep in mind, however, that the pavement here will be too hot in the middle of a summer day and can cause discomfort and burns. Take your walks earlier in the day to avoid this!
The only green space near Grapeland Park is Derbyshire Park where there are several sports fields and enough room for you and your pooch to play. You will need to keep them on a leash and take bags with you to clean up any messes they leave behind.
If that's the bad news, then this is the good news. You are only a short distance from the Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area! The WMA and State Forest cover more than 30,000 acres of which 15,000 acres were destroyed in the 1998 wildfires. Since the wildfires, the area has grown back with the help of hundreds of state park employees and volunteers. There are miles of trails running through the WMA for you to explore as often as you can make the trip out here! It's also a wonderful place to bring the whole family for walks in the woods and picnics.