Located near the Holly Hill Plaza, Walker Terrace is a small neighborhood of single-family homes. This is a nice, peaceful area of town with a close-knit community feel to it. It's a bit of a drive if you want to take your pup to a dog-friendly park or find somewhere to buy food, toys, or treats.
Daytona Beach has an excellent selection of top-notch restaurants on both the mainland side of town and over on the beachside. But if you crave the nightlife, then the beachside is where it's at. That's not to say there aren't clubs on the mainland side, but many of those on the beachside have decks that lead right out onto the beach. This is perfect when you stop to consider that summer evenings are typically in the 70s and 80s all summer long. In the winter when its colder, the decks are closed, but the party goes on inside.
The terrain here is quite suburban in nature. There are houses with large yards and plenty of sidewalks, but at two blocks by five blocks, there's really not much space to stretch your pup's legs.
If you need something a little different, there is the lake at North Street and Byron Avenue for the two of you to hike around. Thankfully, there is a trail that runs all the way around it. You get to walk on the paved path while your pup can hang out in the grass, giving their paws a break.
The trick with walking in a residential neighborhood like Walker Terrace is to make use of the terrain you have to deal with. Instead of sticking to going around the block, make sure you add in as many blocks as the two of you can handle. Go around different blocks, make some walks long, some short, go different directions, and anything you can think of to keep things interesting.
When it comes to green spaces in the Walker Terrace area, there is a large vacant area to the west, the lake to the south, and then not much else unless you don't mind going for a bit of a drive. Then you have plenty of places to choose from, starting with the beach.
The beach is an excellent place for the two of you to log in some serious miles. You can use the soft sand for a workout and then play in the surf on the way back. The cool water is a fabulous way to cool your feet and your dog's paws down at the end of a long walk together.
Alternatively, you can take US 92 to the west where you will find Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area with over 30,000 acres to explore. This is one of the most beautiful areas to go hiking with your pup in Central Florida!