City of Kingston
The goal of this project is to create a multi-generational chess "playground" to encourage play for all ages. This project will install two chess tables, four benches and possibly a shade structure at one of the City of Kingston's parks. Also included will be some programming for monthly chess meetups. We hope that people of all ages will come together to share a game.
This project came to be because the Health & Wellness Department
and the Play Well and Age Well Focus Teams of the Live Well Kingston Commission
applied for an AARP Community Challenge Grant
. Play Well works on improving access to our parks and Age Well works on improving services and programming for seniors.
Project Manager's Contact Information
Project Status (Updated June 2019)
A community survey was sent out and T.R. Gallo park was the winner.
The concrete pad will be poured this fall and the installation will be around mid-December. The chess programming will start in Spring 2020.