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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    2/17/2023 - Dietz Stadium Designs Complete, Construction to Begin in Spring


    February 17, 2023


    Dietz Stadium Designs Complete, Construction to Begin in Spring


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to give an update on the progress of the Dietz Stadium/Andretta Pool Improvements Project, the $20 million improvement project to renovate and modernize the stadium complex. Dietz Stadium construction drawings are now complete, and the bid preparation process is underway. Once construction begins, the project is expected to take 14-16 months.

    Work has already been completed on Phase 1, which included the exterior of the pool house, improvements and repairs to the pool, and the addition of the splash pad. As part of Phase 2, construction began in September 2022 on a complete renovation of the interior of the pool house and is expected to be completed this spring.

    The remainder of Phase 2 is focused on the stadium and its surroundings. Pre-construction work such as sub-soil borings, hazardous material testing, and site clearing began in the fall. The site has remained open to the public for use of the track, loop road, and parking lots during this initial pre-construction phase.

    “We will continue to update residents as we move forward with this major multi-million-dollar renovation project. With construction starting this spring, and as we are preparing for bidding, we are pleased to share the final designs with the public,” said Mayor Noble. “This exciting project is a once-in-a-generation investment that will transform the Dietz Stadium complex into a regional draw, a modernized facility that will be the pride of our community. We ask for the public’s patience during the construction phase.” 

    Dietz Stadium renovations include: 

    • Exterior renovations of the grandstand, including improved ADA access, a 50-yard line access tunnel to the locker rooms, new benches, and press box upgrades

    • Interior renovations of the grandstand, including upgrades to the restrooms, new locker rooms, new mechanical/ electrical services, coaches offices, training room, and improved storage facilities

    • New track surfacing, new turf field, and new LED stadium lighting

    • New scoreboard with large screen broadcasting

    • All new underground utilities, ie. water, sewer, storm, electric & communications

    • Removal of the old concession building and admin building and construction of a new 100’ x 36’ open-air pavilion with food truck hook-ups, concession booth, and referee locker room

    • Visitor side concession area with two restrooms

    • Expanded grassed practice area with a track & field equipment storage building

    • New gated ticket booth grandstand entrance

    • Bus parking at stadium entrance, new parking lots with green infrastructure

    • Improved access loop road and sidewalks around the stadium

    • Two-way access/egress to Hurley Avenue as well as Joys Lane

    • Relocated basketball court with benches and lighting

    • Pedestrian access/egress walk to Joys Lane near Kingstone Insurance

    • New stadium perimeter fencing

    • Improved Wi-Fi and security cameras

    • Landscaping including 120+ new trees


    The Dietz Stadium Improvements Project was kick-started with $2.5 million from the City of Kingston’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative award which helped create the Dietz Stadium Master Plan and designs as well as portions of Phase 1, such as the Andretta Pool improvements and the installation of a new splash pad.

    In addition to the DRI award, the City has also received two New York State grants for green infrastructure improvements to the parking lot and surrounding drive —$1.5 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and $1 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    More information, including the design documents, can be found at