FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2023
Mayor Noble Reopens Hasbrouck Park Playground with New Safety Surface
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Director of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce that the Hasbrouck Park playground is now open with a brand-new safety surface.
On Friday, June 9, 2023, Mayor Noble, officials from the Parks and Recreation Department, and students from JFK Elementary School’s student government, gathered to cut the ribbon on the newly improved playground.
“We are so pleased to reopen the Hasbrouck Park playground to the public and to the students at JFK Elementary School with a bouncy safety surface, replacing the wood chips that had previously been messy and costly,” said Mayor Noble. “We plan to outfit all our playgrounds across Kingston with this fun new surface which makes playing on the equipment much safer for our children.”
Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation said, “Adding the new safety surface to the Hasbrouck Park playground has enhanced this space tremendously for the kids within the community. Our department looks forward to continuing this type of surface replacement for all of our other playgrounds over time.”
The improvements are part of Mayor Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department’s plan to replace wood chips in all City of Kingston parks. Previously, Rickel Knox Park, Barmann Park, and the new playground at Kingston Point Beach have been resurfaced.
Funding for this project came from the City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant.