Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Did APEC move?
Yes! APEC is excited to be getting a brand new LEED certified building. In the meantime, you can find APEC's animals and programs at 224-65 76th Ave, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Check our contact page for directions and more information.
Q. I found an animal that needs rescue or rehabilitation...
Unfortunately, APEC does not have the capability to assist with these instances so please do not drop off wildlife or pets at our center. It is best to call 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 to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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. 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. Other parts of Alley Pond Park?
The park is fragmented by the highways and are not all accessible from APEC.
Please check our homepage for a map or visit the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Alley Pond Park webpage for information. This includes information on the Adventure Course.