As a suburb of the grand New York City, Staten Island is just as classy and full of life as one may think. There are an estimated 90,000 pet-owning families in Staten Island alone and they are always on the go! Although Staten Island may have a small land area, there is always an adventure to be had with your animal friend.
For an everyday jaunt, you can take Fido to the Silver Lake Dog Run. There, he can run and play fetch on one of the many trails they have. If you plan accordingly and are making a visit during the early spring, there's a high likelihood you'll get the chance to witness the cherry blossoms in bloom. There is even a lake that your dog is sure to enjoy the sights of, and who knows, maybe jump in and splash around with some avian friends?
If you are looking for something more unique, there is a Coffee Bark a little ways outside of Staten Island. Coffee Bark makes a convenient and fun way to socialize Fido, meet-up and catch-up with old friends, and sip a nice hot cup of Joe. What's great about this event is it is every first Saturday of the month, weather permitting, and you are practically guaranteed fun time with your furry friends. The pet community may be small, land-wise, on Staten Island; but it is definitely close-knit and loving group of people. This Island is a great place to become close to fellow pet owners, and they have some really fun activities to keep you and your furry friends close.
Randall Manor is a populated place that hosts a bustling community. Nearly half of the neighborhood belongs to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, which is an expansive park that has a whole slew of amenities. From paved pathways to hiking trails, there’s a little bit for everyone. The park is large enough to host two separate gardens for the enjoyment of both you and your dog, so long as you keep your pooch properly leashed. When you and your pup are ready for a break, find a spot to gaze out into the small lake that makes this scenic landscape truly pawsome!
Sunset Hill is a friendly area full of outgoing people. Home to Silver Lake Park, named after the beautiful lake nestled inside, Sunset Hill is one of the best places to be if you have a pooch that needs to stretch their furry legs. Silver Lake Park is home to a Dog Run, allowing dogs to run around off leash in an enclosed area and play to their heart’s content. It’s a great place to socialize pups and to play fetch with your favorite furry friend! Should that ever get dull, you can try a boat ride with your pooch out into the lake and truly enjoy the meaning of nature.
Sunnyside is a wonderful area that lends half its land to a beautiful natural park. Dubbed Clove Lakes Park, this area is absolutely covered with trails and open fields. There’s plenty of space for a dog to run and play, and with so many scenic routes to choose from, you’ll never get bored! Complete with a lake of its own, Clove Lakes Park is a gorgeous area that’s sure to wow both you and your dog, who may never want to leave this doggy heaven. Make sure to keep your dog properly leashed within the park.
Deere Park is a lovely place that’s absolutely flowing with activity. A great place for socialization, Deere Park is a neighborhood named after its park, also Deere Park. This 40 acre preserve situated in the heart of the city features the entrance to the Blue Trail, one of four Greenbelt Hiking Trails that run through the island. The park runs down almost the entire length of the neighborhood and is certain to give your dog a good workout should you choose to walk down all of it.It’s beautiful trees and landscape you won’t soon forget. Your pooch will ask again and again to go!
Named after the gorgeous park that it hosts, Willowbrook Park is a lovely neighborhood with a friendly atmosphere. The 164 acre park contains everything from paved roads to hiking trails, ensuring that there’s a path for every type of walker. There’s even a couple of lakes for added beauty, tying wonderfully into the landscaping. You can cool off in Willowbrook Lake in the hotter months, and admire its frosted beauty in the colder ones. Each trip is sure to be a hit with your favorite pooch! Your dog will always be begging you to stay and play just a little longer.