The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Parks and Community Centers

    To reserve a facility, please Click here. Online and In-Person Reservations for 2015 season begin January 2nd. 

    Download the new Kingston Parks and Recreation Map and Informational Brochure.

    Visit www.ulstercountyalive.com/reconnect for an interactive web map of Kingston Parks and Facilities.

    Park/Facility Location Activities & Amenities
    Forsyth Park
    Lucas Avenue, Kingston NY Pavilion (Available for Reservation), Bathrooms (Open Seasonally), Tennis Courts, Picnic Area, Kinderland Playground, Nature Center, Woodland Trails, Handball Court
    Kingston Point
    Kingston Point Beach is located on Delaware Avenue in Downtown Kingston Kingston Point Beach Amenities Include: Pavilion (Available for Rental), Seasonal Bathrooms, Seasonal Concession Stand, Picnic Area, Volleyball Courts, Playground, Free Kayak, Car top and Small Motorized Boat Launch, Guided Kayak Tours (Seasonal), Hudson River Swimming (Lifeguards Seasonal), Birdwatching

    Rotary Park at Kingston Point Amenities Include: Pavilion (Available for Rental), Seasonal Bathrooms, Picnic Area, Softball Fields, BMX Track, Nature Trails, Trolley Landing, Fishing, Birdwatching
    Hutton Park
    Hutton Park is located on Grant Street and Clifton Avenue in Kingston Pavilion (Available for Reservation), Bathrooms (Open Seasonally), Tennis Courts, Picnic Area, New Playground, Baseball Diamond, Handball Court, Basketball Court
    Block Park
    Block Park is located on Abeel Street near the new Rondout Creek Waterfront Walkway Pavilion (Available for Reservation), Bathrooms (Open Seasonally), Basketball Court, Picnic Area, Playground, Softball Field, Handball Court
    Hasbrouck Park
    Hasbrouck Park is located on Delaware Avenue adjacent to John F. Kennedy Elementary School Upper Park Pavilion (Available for Reservation), Lower Park Historic Stone Building (Available for Reservation Year Round), Bathrooms (Open Seasonally), Lower Park Basketball Court, Picnic Area, Playground, Softball Field, Handball Court, Hiking Trails, Scenic Hudson River Views, Birdwatching
    Cornell Park
    Cornell Park is located on Wurts Street near the Historic Rondout area Sitting Area, Scenic Views
    Andretta Pool
    Andretta Pool is located adjacent to the Dietz Stadium Sports Complex located off of Washington Avenue in Uptown Kingston Public Swimming Pool, Bathhouse, Picnic Area, Swim Lessons and Lap Swims
    Academy Green
    Academy Green is located on Albany Avenue, Clinton Avenue and Maiden Lane in Uptown Kingston Fountain, Rest and Relaxation, Sitting Areas, Mouments to Henry Hudson, Peter Stuyvesant and George Clinton
    Loughran Park
    Loughran Park is located on Manor Place and Charlotte Street, in Kingston, near Albany Avenue. Pavilion (Available for Rental), Picnic Areas, Bathrooms (Seasonal), Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Baseball Field, Playground
    T.R. Gallo Park
    Located at the foot of Broadway, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park is in the heart of the city's Rondout Business District. Picnic Areas, Bathrooms (Seasonal), Waterfront Promenade, Gazebo, Marina, Kayak Dock/Launch, Birdwatching, Urban Cultural Parks Visitor Center
    Rondout Neighborhood Center
    Located on Broadway at the Corner of Spring Street, in downtown Kingston Variety of Recreation Programs for youth including: Gymnasium, Computer Lab, Arts/Crafts Room, Youth Lounge, Game Room, Full Kitchen
    Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center
    Located on Broadway at the Corner of Hoffman Street, in midtown Kingston Gymnasium, Seniors Lounge, Replace the Parks Program (Seasonal), Youth and Adult Recreation Program, Main Offices of the Parks and Recreation Department, Lunch Nutrition Site
    Van Buren Street Playground
    Located on Vanburen Street in midtown Kingston Playground, Gazebo