July 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tennis facilities at Forsyth Park reopen after major restoration effort
KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the completion of the restoration and resurfacing of the Ron Woods Tennis Facility, located at Forsyth Park.
“I am very excited to reopen these tennis courts to the public this week,” said Mayor Noble. “Prior to this restoration, the facilities were in dire condition and did not meet the needs of our players. This was an off-shoot project of our substantial Forsyth Park improvement efforts that we began a few years ago. It’s an incredible feeling to go up to the park area now and see how far we have come.”
The tennis court project cost approximately $150,000 to complete, which was funded primarily by a grant awarded to the City of Kingston in 2014 for $304,354 from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The grant, which was written by the Mayor when he was employed as the City’s Environmental Program Operations Specialist, paid for a retrofit of the existing courts, fencing and lighting. The project also benefited from a substantial donation of $20,000 by Mr. Ron Woods and funding from the Mid-Hudson Valley Tennis Association.
The project was managed by Dennis Larios of Brinnier and Larios, PC. The City’s Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation supported the effort by preparing the site and completing landscaping. The crack repair and paving was completed by Callanan Industies, Inc. of Kingston. The tennis court fencing was installed by DeCar Fence, Inc. of Poughkeepsie. Finally, the tennis court surfacing and striping was completed by Copeland Coation Co., Inc. of Nassau, N.Y., near Albany.