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 and Rec Employment


    The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for a number of seasonal positions.



    Seasonal Positions

     All seasonal positions require submission of the same application. Please indicate on the application which position you are applying for. 

     Applications for seasonal positions are due on April 12th.

     Age requirements must be met by June 1st.



    Pay rates range from approximately $15 to $24/hour based on the position, applicant education background and prior experience. For more specific information regarding pay rates please call the main office at 845-481-7330



    •  Summer Camp Counselor (Must be at least 16 years of age) June to August

    Responsibilities include: Plan and lead daily activities, ensure health and safety of all campers, report directly to the Camp Director.

     Positions available at Junior Naturalist Camp, Hasbrouck Park Camp, Forsyth Park Camp, Loughran Park Camp, and Hutton Park Camp


    • Summer Camp Director (Must be at least 21 years of age) June to August

    Responsibilities include: Oversee daily camp activities, supervise counselors, report directly to the Summer Camp Coordinator. 

    Positions available at Forsyth Park Camp, Loughran Park Camp, and Hutton Park Camp


    • Tennis Instructor (Must be at least 16 years of age) June to August

    Responsibilities include: Provide tennis training to students, improve students' tennis skills 


    • Pool Attendant (Must be at least 16 years of age) June to August

    Responsibilities include: Greet and register guests, monitor pool capacity


    • Lifeguard (Must be at least 15 years of age and have valid certifications) June to August

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    • Park Ranger (Must be at least 16 years of age and complete required trainings) Spring and Summer 

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    • Seasonal Laborer (Must be at least 16 years of age) Spring and Summer 

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    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan and lead daily activities, ensure health and safety of all participants, chaperone field trips, report directly to the assigned Recreation Leader. 

    Applications for the Recreation Assistant position ONLY are being accepted on a rolling basis. Age requirements must be met at the time of hiring.



    To apply, submit completed applications to Elizabeth Johnson at [email protected] or bring in to the Parks and Recreation Offices at 467 Broadway in Kingston.

    All applicants under the age of 18 must submit  NYS Working Papers

    For more information about available positions please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (845) 481-7330