FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2021
Beach is Now Open
Andretta Pool and
New Splash Pad Opening Delayed
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that Kingston Point Beach officially opened on Wednesday,
June 16, 2021.
Lifeguards will be on duty at Kingston
Point Beach on Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm. However, due to a
shortage of lifeguards across the Hudson Valley, the beach hours may fluctuate.
Visit the Kingston Parks and Recreation
Facebook page for daily updates.
The Andretta Pool and new splash pad
opening will be postponed from the original date of June 19, 2021. Construction
work at the Andretta Pool and the installation of a new splash pad amenity has
been delayed due to weather, material shortages related to Covid, and other
unexpected impediments. The pool is now tentatively expected to open to the
public on Wednesday, June 30, if construction stays on the current schedule
without further delays.
“The contractors are working diligently to
finish this project and help us open the pool to the public as quickly as
possible,” said Mayor Noble. “We are looking forward to unveiling the
freshly-renovated pool, and we know everyone is excited about the new splash
pad, so we’ve extended the pool hours and made it free for everyone to enjoy
“The Parks and Recreation department is
looking forward to construction being finalized so we can begin our pool season
and celebrate the grand opening of the newly constructed splash pad. We
sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as the contractors put the finishing
touches on this project,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Recreation.
Admittance to the Andretta Pool will be
free of charge this summer, hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to
6:45pm. For the health and safety of all, on Mondays and Tuesdays the pool will
be reserved for Kingston Parks & Recreation summer camps and closed to the
Due to Covid-19 and the risk of spread,
the pool facility was not able to open in 2020. However, with Downtown
Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funding, renovations to the pool
house and pool continued throughout the summer and were completed in the fall.
Work included installation of a new roof and masonry repairs, as well as pool
lining restoration and installation of a new pump and filtration system.