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Alley Pond Environmental Center

Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Best place for kids

One of the best place you can bring the little ones! The staffs are all great and both my kids love... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Julie L
via mobile
lovely for adventures

Wonderful place to play sports and just walk or bike along the paths. Years ago, I played tennis... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Barbara A
new york
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  • Average3%
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20 Apr 2018
“Best place for kids”
1 Apr 2017
“lovely for adventures”
A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.
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22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096
+1 718-229-4000
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best place you can bring the little ones! The staffs are all great and both my kids love this place. You can visit the animals anytime (as long as they aren’t cleaning them, they are open). We are taking classes there which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Wonderful place to play sports and just walk or bike along the paths. Years ago, I played tennis here. Vast amounts of green to be enjoyed and many baseball games to watch

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 13 July 2016

a small but initiamte park, staff is nice good for taking some time up to be outside, young children will love this place.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my daughter to celebrate one of her classmates birthday. Staff super friendly well connected with the children. They got the opportunity to touch the animals. Safe environment, later one we did a small hike around the place. Really nice!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Yaruma R
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

On an unusually warm day in October we had a lovely picnic in the park. We watched the children play soccer and sat near some barbecuers. We then took a majestic hike though the woods to end our perfect day. A must go

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank grufdee93
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Living close to nature is a major benefit of living in Bayside, Queens, NY. There are many parks to choose from but APEC has the added advantage of offering its visitors young and old the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the blessings of Mother...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank 2842bayside
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Place to get away from it all. Near the city and yet so far away. You feel as if you have left your "baggage" at home and can just spend time in a serene escape. Brought my kids here. Brought my students here. Plan tobring...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Florence E
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Alley Pond Environmental Center on Northern Boulevard in Bayside, NY is a marvelous place to relax, observe and appreciate nature. It's an essential part of the community

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank BlueRick
Reviewed 23 July 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!

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Frank Z
Reviewed 15 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Andi55_13
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