Rosebank is a pleasant neighborhood on Staten Island near Clifton and bordering the Upper Bay on one side. Homes in Rosebank tend to be two or three story family homes with small front yards and little space between houses. The sidewalk is not wide and doesn't have much of a divider in some places, but streets do tend to be straight and long so if you can find a section with a good sidewalk these can be nice spots to rollerblade or bicycle with your dog.
There are several community parks in this neighborhood, including the De Matti playground with its charming tree cover and fencing between park and road so you can have an extra layer of security in case your dog gets off the leash. The Kaltenmeier playground is another nice place to walk around with your dog. For a more extensive walk with, you can cross the perimeter of Rosebank and head towards Eibes Pond Park or go towards the coast and Alice Austen Park.
Walking in Rosebank is pleasant overall, with the historic houses and mature trees to enjoy, but there is usually not much room between sidewalk and street and houses push close to the sidewalk. Walking on city streets in Rosebank can be a cramped experience with your dog, so you are likely to not want her to walk on a loose leash.
In order to let your dog walk a little more freely, you can head towards one of the regional playgrounds in the park for some pleasant tree cover. By going towards the water, you can find a lovely walking trail that borders the beach, and of course, also enjoy walking on the rocky beach with your dog. There is a lot of lovely grassy area around the beautiful Alice Austen Park where you can rest and relax with your dog while taking in the gorgeous views and architecture of this incredible building. Walking down the beach is also very nice, due to the well-maintained walking path that borders the rocky shoreline.
While there are several charming regional parks in Rosebank, for a more engaging park experience, you can head towards the coast and Alice Austen Park. This beautiful park has a lovely path along the rocky coastline where you can soak in the gorgeous views with your dog as well as revel in the natural scenery. This park also has extensive grassy areas for you to wander with your dog, as well as lots of tree cover where you can feel sheltered from the breeze on cool days.
Following the path along the shoreline from Alice Austen Park is very nice, whether you stay on the path or venture onto the shore. You have a great chance of seeing water birds in the area, as well as raccoons, especially at dawn and dusk. If you would rather not head towards the coast, you can cross the perimeter of Rosebank and go to Eibs Pond Park, a lovely natural wetland area you can explore with your dog.