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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

     

       

    Parks & Recreation

    Welcome to the dedicated website of Kingston Parks and Recreation. The City of Kingston boasts a large and dynamic Parks and Recreation Program from parkland to programs, the City of Kingston offers both visitors and residents with educational and engaging opportunities.

     

    The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation is happy to announce our summer programs line-up for the 2021 season! Registration will open for Summer Camp, Junior Naturalists, Swim Lessons at the Andretta Pool and USTA/NJTL Tennis Clinics on March 29th at 9:00am. Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting capacity at all camp locations, so we strongly urge you to register as soon as registration opens. Once a location has reached capacity, further registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

     

    We are also accepting applications for employment for seasonal recreation positions within our parks and summer programs. Applications can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/40902/default.aspx.

     

    Registration will open for Adult Softball and Adult Co-Ed Beach Volleyball on April 5th at 9:00am. Due to COVID-19, there will be new safety and health guidelines that each participant is expected to follow and will be strictly enforced by Parks and Rec staff.

     

    Signup for all our fun summer programs at www.kingstonparksandrec.org or contact our Administrative Aide, Carole Huppert at (845) 481-7330 or chuppert@kingston-ny.gov for more information.

     

     

     

    Please be aware all programs are subject to change based on COVID guidelines and CDC recommendations.

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

    To learn about more programs or to see what the Kingston Parks and Recreation staff has been working on including past events, park projects and Covid updates check out our monthly newsletter located below! 

    September 2020

    October 2020

    November 2020

    December 2020

    January 2021/ 2020 Recap

    May 2021

    June 2021

    2020 Brochure

    Check out our 2020 Parks and Recreation Brochure Here. Our brochure features our yearly events, a list of parks and rental information. **Due to Covid restrictions 2021 will not have a brochure but we will keep updating with our monthly newsletters. 

     

    Recreation Commission

    • Lynsey Timbrouck, Director & Secretary
    • Maureen Byrd-Blue, Chair
    • Joe McDole
    • Nancy Mills
    • Al Nace
    • Ellen Venditti
    • Travis Rask
    • Andréa Dassie
    • Steve Schabot, Common Council Liaison
    • James Michael, KCSD Liaison
    • Ron Woods, Honorary Member

    Parks and Recreation Master Plan

    The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Gilmour Planning are proud to present the Department's first Master Plan.

    This adopted plan, available here, is designed to guide the department for the next ten years and is an effort of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, sponsored by the New York State Department of Health.

    Check back here for more information or contact Lynsey Timbrouck at ltimbrouck@kingston-ny.gov or Steve Noble at snoble@kingston-ny.gov

    Contact Information

    Main Office
    467 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: (845) 481-7330

    Fax: (845) 481-7329

    Email


    Calendar of Events and Program Registration