Bay Terrace is located on Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is a neighborhood on the eastern coast of the island and incorporates 33 different streets. On its eastern side, part of the neighborhood is made up of Great Kills Park, a large green area that borders the coast. It is also bordered by Keegan Lane on its southwest side, with Ocean View Cemetery and Frederik Douglas Memorial Park in the north. Curie Avenue runs along its northeastern border. The area is named after the road ‘Bay Terrace’ that runs through its center.
Most of the roads in Bay Terrace are residential, so there aren’t many stores or other amenities in the area and you may have to venture to other neighborhoods to find them. The largest pet store is Pet Discount Planet to the north on Amboy Road. It offers everything you could need for your little pooch including, food, toys, and grooming products.
Bay Terrace is partly named for the distinct topography it is built on. The area is incredibly flat but slopes slightly downwards towards the Lower New York Bay and Great Kills Park. This makes it ideal for leisurely walks and makes reaching the park an easy route. On the way back up to central Bay Terrace, you’re likely to experience a slight incline, but this should not be a problem as it is only minor.
In terms of the area’s terrain, as a city district and neighborhood, it is totally built up and manmade. Other than the parks, which are arguably not natural because they are largely cultivated and landscaped, the area is full of residential buildings. But while this may seem like a downside for your puppy friend, with Great Kills Park nearby, you should have no problem finding a space where he can roam off the leash, getting all the exercise he requires.
The largest greenway in the area is Great Kills Park, located on its southern border. This 580-acre park forms part of the National Park System and is protected and managed by the body. It borders Great Kills Harbor and encompasses a number of beaches alongside saltmarshes, woodland, and walking trails, making it ideal for your pup.
Willowbrook Parkway is another large greenway in the north of Bay Terrace. It has a long hiking trail that leads all the way to Moses Mountain and has a great viewing spot from which you can see the whole of the Atlantic Highlands of New Jersey and the Greenbelt of Staten Island.
Frederick Dougal Memorial Park and Ocean View Cemetery are nearby, offering lots of walking trails and a quiet place to escape form city life. Since these areas are designated for the memory of the area’s previous residents, it is not always appropriate to let dogs off the leash.