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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/9/2020 - Kingston Point Park Improvements Project Has Begun

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 9, 2020

     

    Kingston Point Park Improvements Project Has Begun

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that work has begun on the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project, which is a part of the Weaving the Waterfront shoreline resiliency and climate adaptation efforts. The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project will include parking lot improvements and the creation of a youth soccer field at Kingston Point Park on Delaware Avenue. 

    The plan for the project has been divided into two phases. Construction for Phase 1 will soon begin, which includes building a soccer field and parking lot on the north side of Delaware Avenue, near Kingston Point Beach. The new parking lot will serve as a connection point to the Empire State Trail. Phase 1 also includes the preparation of a site for a new playground, new landscaping, tree planting, and bioswales for storm water.  Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2020. 

    As part of the evaluation and design phase of the project, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) conducted a wetland delineation of the site in 2019. As a result, in Phase 2 of the project, half of the existing parking lot on the south side of Delaware Avenue will be designed and constructed to facilitate an official wetland. The other half of the existing parking lot will be raised to prevent future flooding and will remain in use for parking. 

    “This project will allow more opportunity for physical activity and will help increase the overall quality of life in our City,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston’s parks are truly an asset to our community and these improvements will enhance one of our already wonderful recreation areas.” 

    “As a part of our long-term commitment to sustainability, the City of Kingston thoughtfully incorporated adaptation considerations into the project’s design,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Educator and Sustainability Coordinator. “We are working to not only add more amenities to the park for outdoor play, we are also improving Kingston Point Park’s accessibility for the long term, helping to preserve the area for generations to come.”

    The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project is funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. 

    More information, including design plans, can be found at: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstonpointparkii