Grasmere-Concord is an interesting neighborhood located on Staten Island between Shore Acres and Todt Hill. In the center of the neighborhood is the Grasmere Lake and Eibs Pond Park and Deer Park are nearby. The ocean is not far from this neighborhood either, with its Ocean Breeze Park and waterside parks as well as the South Beach wetlands.
With all of this going on, you may be tempted out of the perimeter of Grasmere, but walking along the neighborhood streets of this community is very pleasant as well. While sidewalks are not wide and there is generally little, if any, divider between the sidewalk and street, the neighborhood streets of this community are not thick with traffic and the houses are set well back from the road. With grassy yards in front of homes, you'll feel like you have plenty of room walking your dog on a loose leash through Grasmere.
Walking through the city streets of Grasmere is very pleasant, with the sidewalks on quiet streets, grassy yards, and lovely houses set well back from the road. Walking along Grasmere Lake is is a special treat, with frequent views of the lake from the road and lovely homes with beautifully planted gardens and tall trees. The many dead ends in this area provide places for you to walk without being concerned about traffic, and long straight streets without dividing roads provide a good place for you to skateboard, bicycle, or rollerblade with your dog.
For a close-up experience with the lake, you can visit Brady's Pond Park on the shores of Grasmere Lake. This park provides pleasant trails and grassy areas along with extensive tree cover for you to enjoy with your dog. If you would like even more variety in the terrain that you explore with your dog, you can head across the border of Grasmere and go to Eibes Pond Park, where you can enjoy the natural boggy environment, or to Todt Hill with its extensive forest.
Grasmere provides lots of places for you to enjoy natural beauty. The natural Grasmere Lake that the community is centered around provides a constant natural environment, while Brady's Pond Park gives you a place to explore a natural shoreline where it borders the lake. If you are craving more extensive wilderness exploration, you can head to Eibs Pond Park in Park Hill, where you can enjoy a natural wetland environment.
You can also go to Todt Hill where the extensive Deere Park covers acres for you to explore with your dog. If you are a serious hiker, you can follow Deere Park into the Todt Hill Woodlands with numerous walking trails and natural lakes as well as boggy areas.
Going towards the coast will also bring you to some lovely park experience with the wide open grassy areas and the gorgeous beach to walk uponl. A natural wetlands nearby called South Beach Wetlands can give you the opportunity to explore yet another type of greenspace with your dog.