Rosalyn Park is a small section of the peninsula located just south of the Main Street Bridge and the Boardwalk. The community runs east-west between the Halifax River and the beach and consists of single-family homes.
While you may not be right on top of the nightlife and top restaurants living here, you are close enough to take a drive up along A1A to access them. There isn't much in the way of parks here, but luckily, you are less than a ten-minute walk from the beach. If you need dog food, treats, or toys, your best bet is to head over the Main Street Bridge and back into town where you can find a number of stores like PetSmart and Petco.
Being along the coast means that with temperatures in the 50s to 60s, you can even spend Christmas Day on the beach! Summers are even better with temperatures in the 90s and plenty of blue skies.
The terrain on most of the beachside is pretty flat and boring, at least when it comes to finding places for you and your dog to walk. You could spend your days walking up and down the same street or even around the same block, but stop to think about how long will it take before both of you end up bored!
Thankfully, there is an alternative. You and your pup can always go out to the beach where you will find two kinds of terrain. The first is soft sand which is a lot like trying to walk in quicksand. With every step you or your dog takes, it works leg muscles more thoroughly than if you had been to the gym. The second is the wet hard-packed sand along the water's edge. You can walk on the soft sand on the way out and the hard pack on the way back.
Like most areas along the peninsula, you won't find much in the way of green space to enjoy in this neighborhood. But there are several parks further to the north and the west.
To the north along Beach Street is Tomoka State Park with over 2,000 acres of hardwood hammocks and forest to enjoy. You can hike along the half-mile-long nature trail, follow the mile-long paved trail, or simply play in the open picnic areas.
If you go west on US 92, you will run into the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tomoka Wildlife Management Area with over 30,000 acres of native flora to explore and miles of trails. You will have to share the trails with horseback riders and cyclists, but you will find there is plenty of room for everyone. Do keep in mind that this is an active wildlife management area and, as such, you never know what you might be lucky enough to see!