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Address: 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11363
Phone Number: 718-229-4000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various...
A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.
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Great place for adults and kids!

i've been to APEC many times with my students and we always enjoy our trips there. they are both educational and fun and the staff is very nice. i recommend a trip to APEC!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Little Neck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

i've been to APEC many times with my students and we always enjoy our trips there. they are both educational and fun and the staff is very nice. i recommend a trip to APEC!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

APEC has many nice programs for young people. There are also good trails to hike on the APEC property. The trails are good for birders too. APEC is a gem of a community resource.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been here twice. On Northern Blvd, it is easy to find, and the parking lot is spacious. The first time my son and I went there after we dined at Mizumi, a Japanese buffet restaurant, across the street. We played mini-golf ($5 for kids and $6.5 for adults) and then learned how to hit the ball, whose price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I love the walking path here. It's a great park with great wooded trails in the middle of Queens. It's usually not crowded, especially if you opt to walk the wooded trails. The BBQ/picnic areas get crowded and are taken early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Great place to spend time with family and have BBQ or just to spend the day relaxing enjoying family time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I went there on Saturday, June 22. The center itself was not as good as some comments described. It was rather small and not particularly educational. But the nearby trail was a pleasant surprise. The not-very-long boardwalk in the marsh struck me as beautiful and even romantic. We saw several canoes pass by. The reefs, bushes and trees brought coolness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The center provides an intimate look as some caged reptiles and snakes. It is small but fun for the little ones. There is a small gift shop and birthday parties can be booked here. We enjoy taking walks through the woodsy grounds and "discovering" signs of nature surprisingly close to the Cross Island Parkway. Do wear old footwear though as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

About a hundred years ago, the City of New York had the foresight to protect 600 or so acres of land from being developed. Now, it is a recreational mecca for cityfolks (ok, mostly eastern Queens residents) seeking refuge from the concrete jungle. It is not easily accessible with mass transit (bus transfer from subway required), but that keeps it... More 

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a lovely park for walking, jogging, walking the dog, playing on the grass, or just sitting. Picnic areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

One of the most interesting exciting and productive learning experiences for children. The classes are all about nature and are so fun your children have no idea they are learning about animals preservation and respect for the environment.. My nephews are members and can't wait for the special classes although the exhibits and the beautiful new trails are all free.... More 

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Additional Information about Alley Pond Environmental Center

Address: 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11363
Phone Number: 718-229-4000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Douglaston
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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