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Alley Pond Park

 Nature Centers

NameLocationPhone
Alley Pond Adventure CenterWinchester Boulevard & Grand Central Parkway(718) 217-4685 or (718) 217-6034
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Open by appointment only.

By car: Westbound, Grand Central Parkway: (From Long Island) Get off at Exit 23. Follow signs for Union Turnpike. Make a left on Union Turnpike at the traffic light. Proceed until you reach Winchester Blvd. and make a left at the light. Pass the large hospital on your right. Immediately make the next left under the highway into the park. Follow this entry road into the parking lot. The Alley Pond Nature Center is visible across the soccer field.
Eastbound, Grand Central Parkway (From Manhattan and western Queens) Get off at Exit 23. Bear right on the ramp. At the stop sign make a left onto Winchester Blvd. immediately make the next left under the highway into the park. Follow this entry road into the parking lot. The Alley Pond Nature Center is visible across the soccer field.

Public transportation: Take the E or F train to the Union Turnpike station. Transfer to the Q46 bus and get off at the Winchester Boulevard stop. Walk north on Winchester towards the highway overpass. The entrance is on your left underneath the Grand Central Parkway. Walk across the parking lot and soccer field to the Nature Center.

Accessible
NameLocationPhone
Alley Pond Environmental Center228-06 Northern Boulevard(718) 229-4000
HoursDirectionsAccessible
(September-June) Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m; Sunday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Sundays in July and August and some holidays. Please call ahead if you are unsure.

Public transportation: Flushing Line (#7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd.(East). APEC has a bus stop just outside the Center. It is the first building on the right after the X-Island Parkway. The Long Island Railroad also stops at Bayside, where you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.

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Alley Pond Park Weather

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