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Upgraded Alley Pond Golf Center to Reopen on May 1

Driving range's manager said ongoing upgrades will continue throughout the year, including a new cafe and clubhouse.

Alley Pond Golf Center will reopen May 1 with upgraded facilities, but the driving range will continue to refurbish the site this year by extending its roof structure and adding a café, the center’s manager said.

The center to allow the site’s new concessionaire to make repairs, said Philip Abramson, a spokesman for the Department of Parks and Recreation, which owns the land on which the golf center operates.

Mickey Park, the center’s manager, said the driving range will reopen with new netting around its field as well as upgraded synthetic grass.

“It’s always been synthetic grass, but the last time it was installed was 10 years ago,” he said. “It was getting old.”

The center has also renovated its miniature golf range, doing new brickwork and refurbishing its carpet, for the May 1 reopening.

During the next several weeks to a month, Alley Pond will debut its first-ever café, which will serve burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, wings and draft beer.

In the winter, it will extend the roof structure over its driving range as well as tear down the existing clubhouse and build a new one.

Park said an estimated 500 to 600 people use the driving range every day during the spring and summer months.

The center, located at 232-01 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, will be open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. every day of the week after it reopens.

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