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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston Point Beach

    Baseball Boat Ramp Playground Volleyball

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    Kingston Point Park
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Directions:

    Kingston Point Beach is located on Delaware Avenue in Downtown Kingston. Kingston Point Beach is on your left (north side), Rotary Park at Kingston Point is on your right (south side) of Delaware Avenue.

    Park History: 

    The land of Kingston Point Park has a long and intriguing history, beginning in 1897, Kingston Point has been a "must see" for visitors for over 100 years, with its beautiful views of the Hudson River, Rhinecliff and the surrounding natural areas, Kingston Point Park is an oasis in our urban city. Over the years, Kingston Point has morphed from it's early days as an amusement park to a place of solitude and beauty. The Kingston Rotary Club led the way in the 1980's to restore this beautiful park in order to provide a new generation of visitors with a enjoyable visit. Kingston Point has over 87 acres of open space and Kingston recently renamed a 2 acre portion of the park as Rotary Park at Kingston Point in honor of the Kingston Rotary's ongoing commitment to the park.

    Excerpt from Kingston's Magnificent City Parks by Ron Woods

    Amenities

    Point Beach Amenities 

    1. Pavilion (Available for Rental)
    2. Seasonal Bathrooms
    3. Seasonal Concession Stand 
    4. Picnic Area
    5. Volleyball Courts
    6. Playground
    7. Free Kayak, Car top and Small Motorized Boat Launch
    8. Guided Kayak Tours (Seasonal) 
    9. Hudson River Swimming (Lifeguards Seasonal)
    10. Birdwatching

    Rotary Park at Kingston Point Amenities

    1. Pavilion (Available for Rental)
    2. Seasonal Bathrooms
    3. Picnic Area
    4. Softball Fields
    5. BMX Track
    6. Nature Trails
    7. Trolley Landing 
    8. Fishing
    9. Birdwatching
    10. Dog Park

    Hours

    Dawn to Dusk