FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2022
New Youth Soccer Field and Parking Lot at Kingston Point Park
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that the newly-built youth soccer field and parking lot at Kingston Point Park are officially open.
On Thursday, June 9, Mayor Noble and representatives from the Parks and Recreation Department, Council Members, Recreation Commissioners, and youth soccer players from the Kingston Thunder FC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new soccer field and parking lot.
“We were thrilled to cut the ribbon on a brand new youth soccer field at Kingston Point Park today,” said Mayor Noble. “This is the first soccer field in our already extensive parks portfolio, so we are pleased to add this long-awaited amenity, and just in time for summer.”
The soccer field and parking lot were built as part of the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1. The project was funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The parking lot and soccer field incorporated a design approach to bring the amenities out of the floodplain by elevating the land to adapt to sea level rise and avoid flooding. The design also incorporated green infrastructure elements to manage stormwater and to maximize green space.
A new accessible playground will be constructed adjacent to the beach on the north side of Delaware this summer. The playground was funded separately through the City’s Recreation Fee Reserve. Construction is expected to begin in early July.
“We are so excited to officially open this long-awaited youth soccer field,” said Lynsey Timbrouck
Director of Recreation. “The demand for soccer fields and practice time has increased significantly over the last couple of years, so we are proud that we can now provide a space for the kids in our community to play!”
Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 2 will include improvements south of Delaware Avenue, including the facilitation and formal creation of a wetland at the west end of the existing parking lot, and improvements, including regrading and paving the east end of the parking lot. The City of Kingston has been awarded a $654,500 grant from NYS Department of State for construction on Phase 2, which is anticipated for 2023.
More information can be found at: https://engagekingston.com/kingston-point-park-project