While Oak Heights Industrial Park is exactly what it says it is and has no residences within its bounds, there are plenty in the nearby mobile home park on the other side of the FEC railroad tracks. Many of families in this area enjoy having their dogs with them out on strolls.
There are many places nearby to go walking with your dog without having to take them walking along the street. For your shopping convenience, the central shopping district along Dunlawton Avenue is only five minutes from home. There are grocery stores, department stores, pet supply stores, and many other shopping opportunities. Here, you will also find a great selection of tasty restaurants for your family's dining pleasure.
The Margaret Buschmann Parcel is only a two-minute walk to the south along with Buschmann Park. These two areas combine to create an ample green space with a lake in the middle for you and your dog to enjoy.
As you might expect, with an industrial park comes lots of traffic all day long. You might think this would make it hard to find somewhere safe for you and your dog to go for walks, but while traffic flow is pretty steady on the surrounding streets, there are plenty of places nearby where you can avoid the cars and still get your exercise. Between each industrial unit, there are grassy fields and, to the east, there is a large field where it looks like ATV owners have built a track.
You and your dog can use these areas for your walks instead of trying to walk on the streets. It will be a lot easier and safer. The one place you might be tempted to walk is along the railroad tracks, but while some people insist on doing so, it is not reccommended as the train tracks can present a number of hazards for your pup.
While you can use the track to the east when it is not being overrun by noisy ATVs and dirt bikes, you are close enough to walk your dog down to the Margaret Buschman Parcel and Buschman Park. These two greenways combine to create a vast wooded park with plenty of grass for you and your dog to wander around on. There is a large lake in the middle of the area with a walking trail around it and a boardwalk to fish from. It also has a pavilion for picnics!
The Seemore Memorial Dog Park is only ten minutes to the south. Unlike most dog parks, this one is divided into three sections! Two are for small and large breeds, while the third is reserved for pups with special needs, providing a safe place to exercise off-leash. Each section has water, benches in the shade, and a rinse station to clean your pooch off at the end of the day.