Alley Pond Park (635 acres) is the second largest park in Queens, New York City. The park consists of woodlands, meadowlands, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, tidal flats, and has many unique natural features due to its glacier-formed moraine. In addition to its natural beauty, the park’s amenities include playgrounds, barbeque areas, courts, hiking trails, and bike paths. The park is also home to the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, which is the first challenge course in New York City and the largest challenge course in the metropolitan region. It is perhaps the most state-of-the-art challenge course in the United States. The park even boasts the Alley Pond Giant – the tallest tree in New York City and possibly the oldest living thing in the metropolitan area.

For more information, visit the NYC Parks website.

The Friends of Alley Pond Park (FoAPP) aspires to make the park a place of natural beauty, recreation, and education through community involvement to enhance and preserve the enjoyment of Alley Pond Park for future generations.

Our mission is to sustain and improve the park to benefit visitors and the community. We support the tradition of stewardship, education, recreation, and arts. We advocate for resources and best practices to ensure park safety and to protect the park’s wildlife.

To accomplish our mission, we organize planting, painting, and other stewardship projects throughout the year with volunteers, school and scouting groups, as well as NYC Parks. To learn more and get involved contact us at thefriendsofapp@gmail.com