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Forsyth Park


Click here to view the new design of the Kingston Kinderland II playground!                                                                                                    

Amenities Include:                                                          

Pavilion (Available for Reservation)

Bathrooms (Open Seasonally)

Tennis Courts                

Picnic Area

Kinderland Playground

Nature Center

Woodland Trails 

Handball Court 


Forsyth Park is located on Lucas Avenue in uptown Kingston. Forsyth Park can also be accessed through the adjacent Dietz Stadium Sports Complex.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Park History: 

The land of Forsyth Park, 18.55 acres was donated to the City of Kingston by the family of James C. Forsyth, who served as Ulster County Judge. The topography of Forsyth Park is distinguished by layers of limestone bedrock, shaded by ancient oak and pine trees which the  city is bound to preserve. In 1936, tennis courts, a wading pool, ballfield, pavilion and Forsyth Park Zoo were created. In 1991, a new attraction became an instant favorite rose to the site of the former wading pool. "Kingston Kinderland" was built by volunteer labor with funds raised by the Junior League of Kingston.


Excerpt from Kingston's Magnificent City Parks by Ron Woods

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