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Address: 22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096
Phone Number: +1 718-229-4000
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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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Birthday party

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
Yaruma R
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London, United Kingdom
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Woodmere, New York
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank base1mom
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Yaruma R
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank grufdee93
Bayside, New York
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Nature a hop, skipping stone and a jump from home!

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Bayside, New York
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 my great-grandson here.

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Thank Florence E
Bayside, New York
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Little Neck
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Seaford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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225 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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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121 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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