Bonks Landing is the southernmost community in Port Orange on the east side of I-95 with Spruce Creek on the south and west sides. It sits on Spruce Creek Road and you can see the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve on the other side of the creek. The only thing you can't do is walk to the park as you must drive north to Dunlawton Avenue and then west to South Williamson Boulevard which will take you south to Pioneer Drive and the preserve.
Speaking of Dunlawton Avenue, it's less than ten minutes to the north and is the heart of the shopping district in Port Orange. Here, you will find a Walmart Supercenter, a Publix Supermarket, several shopping centers built up around big box retailers, and places to buy your four-legged family member their favorite food and treats. Along this stretch of road, you will also find many of the top restaurants in town.
This is a luxury home community with only two roads into the area. You should expect to see a small amount of rush hour traffic both in the morning and the evening along with the school buses during the school year. Beyond these times, the shady streets stay relatively quiet. One word of warning is that there are no sidewalks here, so you will be walking your dog along the roads. Be sure you wear light-colored clothing to help the occasional motorist see the two of you, especially if you decide to walk in the later hours of the day.
Like most residential areas, you and your dog will be dealing with a certain amount of pedestrian traffic in the form of kids at play, moms with strollers, and wandering teenagers. The best thing you can do is keep your dog on a short leash that lets you maintain control.
The nearest usable green space is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. However, it's a twenty-minute drive to get to this 16,000-acre nature preserve. Here, you will find multiple trails running through wetlands and forests. If you and your dog are up for a long hike, you can walk the six-mile round trip to New Smyrna Beach and back. Make sure you hike to the observation tower that looks out over the wetlands!
A much closer option is the All Children's Park and Seemore Memorial Dog Park. The former offers a themed playground, a small splash park, softball fields for you and your dog to play on, and plenty of shade to relax in.
The Seemore Memorial Dog Park covers a full acre and offers secure areas for small dogs, large dogs, and dogs with special needs. There are watering stations and shady benches in each area and a rinse station to wash off the dust and cool your dog down at the end of the day!