We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Share
Review Highlights
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
Read all 29 reviews
5
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 20, 2018
“Best place for kids”
Apr 1, 2017
“lovely for adventures”
About
A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Contact
22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096
Website
+1 718-229-4000
Call
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 6 September 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.

2  Thank babywe
Reviews (29)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveler rating
17
10
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
17
10
1
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
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

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

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.

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 5 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!

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

Thank grufdee93
Reviewed 19 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

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

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

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!

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Andi55_13
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Adria Hotel And Conference Center
272 reviews
.54 km away
Best Western Queens Gold Coast
276 reviews
.61 km away
The Anchor Inn
31 reviews
1.09 km away
Inn at Great Neck
439 reviews
3.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 nearby restaurants
IL Toscano Restaurant
90 reviews
.83 km away
Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay
40 reviews
.88 km away
Parkway Diner
15 reviews
.88 km away
Marbella Restaurant
114 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Alley Pond Golf Center
6 reviews
.48 km away
Monahan & Fitzgerald
12 reviews
1.42 km away
Challenge Escape Rooms - Bayside
5 reviews
1.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alley Pond Environmental Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines