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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston Point Dog Park

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    Kingston Point Park
    Adjacent to and behind Softball Field


    The Kingston Point Dog Park in Kingston, New York is a safe, responsibly designed, well managed recreation facility that serves the citizens of Kingston and their dogs. Kingston’s diverse population is building a community through shared interests in dogs. We are learning about, caring for, and enjoying the benefits of the human bond with companion animals.

    Dog Park Rules

      One aggressive dog can set off a number of other dogs' fight-or-flight instinct. Do yourself and everyone else a favor: if your dog shows any hint of aggression towards another dog, do not come to the dog park until you and your dog have worked intensively with an expert dog handler and your dog is certified safe for the dog park.

    2. Owners must clean up their own dog’s feces. Always pick up after your dog
    3. Owner must be in the park and ALWAYS within view of your dog


    6. Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog upon persons or other dogs
    7. Dogs must be on a leash at all times while entering and exiting the area
    8. Dogs must be off leash in the off-leash area
    9. Owner must have a leash in hand at all times

    10. Limit 2 dogs per visitor

    11. Female dogs in heat are prohibited

    12. All adult dogs (over 8 months) should be neutered

    13. Dogs and People ONLY. No other animals allowed
- No digging allowed; owners responsible for filling holes dug by their dog
    14. All dogs must wear collar and tags.
    15. Small children are at a greater risk of being injured and knocked down at a dog park as they are at the dog’s level and often run and scream, which can overexcite dogs.

      * Take pride in keeping the park clean; Pick up trash within park area

      * Be polite when notifying others to pick up their dog’s “mess”

      * Barking should be kept to a minimum

      * Know when to remove your dog from the park

      * Don’t discipline another park user’s dog

      * Dogs should be under voice control of their owner


      The future of the Kingston Point Dog Park and perhaps additional dog parks depends on practicing good park etiquette. Remember, we each contribute to the reputation of the community dog parks as either an asset or a liability.


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