Stapleton is a neighborhood on Staten Island that borders the Narrows Waterway on one side and Tompkinsville on the other. It is not far from the Silver Lake Park and Jones Woods Park. Neighborhood streets of Stapleton are pleasant to walk down with wide sidewalks that are well divided from the street by a grassy divider. Homes are single family homes that are generally spaced close together.
The large divider between sidewalk and road, as well as the mature tree cover, make this a pleasant place to walk your dog on a loose leash. Several blocks run long and straight without intersecting traffic, so this can also be a pleasant place for you to bicycle, rollerblade, or skateboard with your dog. Some blocks are better than others, so plan your route carefully.
For a break from neighborhood walking, you can head towards Silver Lake Park, Jones Woods Park, or head towards the water for a walk along the shoreline.
Walking through Stapleton is pleasant with the wide sidewalks and tree lined streets. Streets lined with single-family homes provide you enough room to be on wheels or walk your dog on a loose leash in this neighborhood. If you would still like a change from neighborhood walking, there are several options for you to choose from in Stapleton.
While a park has not been set aside at the waterway, there is a nice grassy area and walking trail that leads along the water. If you can access this without entering private property, you can explore along the shoreline. A place for parking and waterside access is provided near the bridge. While this is not particularly attractive as it does not have much in the way of grass or trees, there is a natural shoreline to explore. You can also wander through Silver Lake Park which offers a dog run where your dog can socialize with her friends off leash.
Stapleton provides plenty of green places for you to escape from neighborhood walking. The closest and most impressive park is the Silver Lake Park. With the wide expanse of beautiful water surrounded by pleasant walking trails, you will love coming to this lake to enjoy the cooling breezes, as well as the natural forested areas which offer space to run and play.
You can let your dog socialize with other dogs off leash in the Silver Lake Dog Run, so you will know your canine companion will be tired out and ready to go to sleep when you are done with your walk. For additional exploration, you can head a few blocks further to the Jones Woods Park and the miles of forested walking trail provided here. This large natural forest also feeds into Allison Pond Park and the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden so you have a good chance of seeing wildlife in this extensive natural area.