228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362
(718) 229-4000

(having trouble with a GPS? Try using Little Neck as the town instead)

APEC is located just east of the Cross Island Parkway on Northern Blvd. in Northeast Queens. We are a one story green building with parking behind the Center.

Public Transportation: Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.


If you have further questions
contact us at
(718) 229-4000 or email us

Q. I found an animal that needs rescue or rehabilitation...Unfortunately, APEC does not have the capability to assist with these instances. Please contact 311 or an animal rescue facility.

Q. I would like to visit the facility? what is the cost? where is there parking? What are your hours? We are excited that you are interested in visiting APEC! We have no admission rate, but are donations are appreciated! The average cost per person per APEC visit is $15. The suggested donation is $5 per person.

The building is open 7 days a week, except for major holidays. Monday - Friday APEC is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we have varying hours on the weekend. Call ahead if coming in on a weekend. Please check the APEC calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round.

There is FREE PARKING available at our site.

Q. Can i ride my bike on the trails? can i bring my pet?We do not have trails specific for bikes, but you are welcome to ride here. Bike paths are limited.

You are welcome to bring your pet as long as they are leashed on the trails, but your furry friends are, unfortunately, not welcome in the building.

q. wheelchair accessibility?Our building is wheelchair accessible as are some of our trails, particularly our boardwalk.

While you’re in the park, you may stop in to ask staff for directions and guidance.

Q. I would like to donate an item or an animal...Donations are welcome on a case by case basis. Please give the center a call regarding your donation.

We do not accept red-eared slider turtles.

Q. Do you sell local honey?We do! Our honey comes from the apiary right behind our outdoor log cabin classroom! Honey is $14 for a one lbs jar. Please call the center for availability.

Q. other parts of alley pond park? The park is fragmented by the highways and are not all accessible from APEC.

Please visit the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Alley Pond Park webpage for information. This includes information on the Adventure Course.