Mcgill Park is home to a small community of single-family homes between Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. and Oak Street near Bethune Cookman University. When school is in, the area tends to be a bit busy. When you take Fido out for walks, pay very close attention to everything going on around you to avoid incidents.
There are a few small businesses in the area, but if you want to find the best places in town, they are only a short drive from here. The same applies to pet supply stores and parks as they are close, but not walkable.
For the sun lovers, Daytona offers summer weather to die for with endless days in the 90s and blue skies. You're also able to take Fido and the rest of the family to the beach on Christmas Day! Most years, the temperatures are in the fifties and even the sixties, so yes, you can spend Christmas on the beach.
The terrain in and around Mcgill Park is as flat as a pancake and a blend of residential and business. Some of the blocks have sidewalks while others don't. When faced with walking terrain like this, you might wonder how either of you is going to get any exercise from walking on level ground. The answer is simple. You have to be creative!
Instead of settling for going around the same block day after day, try going around different blocks. Create a series of walking patterns but, since you are stuck with paved surfaces, be sure you give your dog's sensitive paw pads time to get used to the rough surface before setting out on any long-distance hikes. At the same time, be sure you take your walks early in the morning during the summer before the concrete and paved roads become too hot for Fido to walk on safely.
Beyond the vacant lot on the corner of Oak and Fulton, there really aren't any green spaces in the immediate area. However, there are three small parks just a short drive away. Cypress Park on George W Engram offers the Cypress Aquatics Center and Midtown Cultural and Education Center along with a few trails to walk on and large areas of grass.
The Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park offers a large lake with a walking path for the two of you to use over on Bellevue Ave. Along with the lake and walking path, the park is an aquatic and waterfowl sanctuary.
Tuscawilla Park is home to Daytona Beach Zipline Adventures and a disc golf course with hundreds of obstacles and 65 pins. It also offers a large area of shady woods for you and Fido to wander the trails and cool off on a hot summer day in Daytona Beach.