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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 Environmental Center

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Seaford
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Seaford
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Floral Park, New York
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170 reviews 170 reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Love it!!!!!! Just beautiful perfect for individuals and groups organizations individuals and families. Visited since a child and still go with friends and family all the time at every season everyone should go!

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Additional Information about Alley Pond Environmental Center

Address: 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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