The Deland Airport District consists mostly of the airport itself, the Deland Industrial Park, and support buildings. There aren't any homes in this area, but there are plenty of places to take a dog for walks and there are nearby housing estates. There doesn't have to be a residential area to need to know where to walk your dog!
Whether you work here or live nearby, the Airport District is close to the center of town where you will find most of the shopping amenities, including a Walmart Supercenter and a Publix Supermarket. Central Deland is also home to a number of small local stores and a great selection of restaurants for you and your family to try out.
There are some trails for you and your dog to walk on if you follow the power lines past the substation. In fact, you can use the wide-open space under the lines for your walks!
The Airport District is a mixture of paved parking lots, an industrial park, and the many support buildings sitting nearby. If you plan to take your dog out for a walk here, you will need to use a short leash. The traffic during day stays bustling, filled with passing tractor trailers, delivery trucks, visitors to the Naval Air Museum, and people going to and from the airport. With no sidewalks for the two of you to walk on, extra care is needed at all times.
There is plenty of grass in the area for the two of you to use, but stay out of the grass surrounding the runways and taxiways. These areas are restricted space and you could end up in a lot of trouble out in those spaces! If you can, try to find times of day when traffic is at its lowest to help make your walks a little less stressful.
There is a lot of green space around any airport and Deland Airport is no different. Like all airports, the grass around the taxiways and runways is off limits, but there is plenty of grass in the industrial park and along the north side of East International Speedway Boulevard. On the south side of this roadway is an FPL substation with a wide swath cut through the woods for the high-tension power lines. You and your dog can use this green space for hikes or cut off through the woods to the east to Lake Talmadge.
On the other hand, to the east is the Tiger Bay State Forest, the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, and the Clark Bay Conservation Area. These areas cover more than 35,000 acres of woods, lakes, and mesic flatwoods. You and your dog can spend hours hiking the many trails running through these areas!