Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Alley Pond Park, Queens
10am & 1:30pm (arrive early)
Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., May through November (weather permitting). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m and 1:00 p.m. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.) Crowds are expected.
Take the E or F train to Union Turnpike station. Transfer to the Eastbound Q46 bus and get off at the Winchester Boulevard stop. Walk north on Winchester Boulevard towards the Grand Central Parkway overpass. The entrance is on your left underneath the Grand Central Parkway. Walk across the parking lot and soccer field to the Alley Pond Adventure Center.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is a challenge or ropes course, featuring both low– and high–ropes course activities that promote teambuilding and problem–solving skills. The Adventure Course provides challenges and excitement for groups or individuals as they work through physically and intellectually demanding situations. The course is fully accessible; there are activities for all ages and all physical abilities.
A series of elements, or obstacles, challenge participants to come together and work as a team to develop and implement solutions. Each element emphasizes different group characteristics such as self–confidence, communication, cooperation, trust, and leadership. Although each element has its own perceived physical and mental challenge, anyone willing to participate can do so through the cooperative efforts of the group. As teams work through the elements of the Adventure Course, they learn about themselves and their relationships to others, and develop leadership and problem solving skills. A highly trained and certified course facilitator guides each group through the course, providing opportunities for participants to discuss and reflect on their experiences.
Elements of the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course include a “zip-line”, a climbing and bouldering wall, a trust fall station, swings, nets, leaps and balance platforms. The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is the first challenge course in New York City, the largest challenge course in the metropolitan region, and perhaps the most state-of-the-art challenge course in the United States.
For more information about the Adventure Course or its programs, call (718) 217-4685