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.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]



    Parks & Recreation

    Welcome to the dedicated website of Kingston Parks and Recreation. The City of Kingston boasts a large and dynamic Parks and Recreation Program from parkland to programs, the City of Kingston offers both visitors and residents with educational and engaging opportunities. 


    Signup for all our fun summer programs at or contact our Senior Account Clerk, Elizabeth Johnson at (845) 481-7330 or [email protected] for more information.


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    Please be aware all programs are subject to change based on COVID guidelines and CDC recommendations.


    To learn about more programs or to see what the Kingston Parks and Recreation staff has been working on including past events, park projects and Covid updates check out our monthly newsletter located below! 


    September 2020

    October 2020

    November 2020

    December 2020


    January 2021/ 2020 Recap

    May 2021

    June 2021

    September 2021


    2020 Brochure

    Check out our 2020 Parks and Recreation Brochure Here. Our brochure features our yearly events, a list of parks and rental information. **Due to Covid restrictions 2021 and 2022 will not have a brochure but we will keep updating with our monthly newsletters. 


    Recreation Commission

    • Lynsey Timbrouck, Director
    • Maureen Byrd-Blue
    • Joe McDole, Chair
    • Nancy Mills
    • Al Nace
    • Travis Rask
    • Andréa Dassie, Secretary
    • Steve Schabot, Common Council Liaison
    • Ron Woods, Honorary Member

    City Boards/Commissions Application

    Interested in joining the Recreation Commission? We are currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy. Visit the link below to apply!


    Meeting Minutes 

    Meeting recordings can be found at

    October 2022

    Parks and Recreation Master Plan

    The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Gilmour Planning are proud to present the Department's first Master Plan.

    This adopted plan, available here, is designed to guide the department for the next ten years and is an effort of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, sponsored by the New York State Department of Health.

    Check back here for more information or contact Lynsey Timbrouck at [email protected] or Steve Noble at [email protected]


    Contact Information

    Main Office
    467 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: (845) 481-7330

    Fax: (845) 481-7329


    Calendar of Events and Program Registration