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]

    Hasbrouck Park

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    Hasbrouck Park
    Kingston, NY 12401


    Hasbrouck Park is located on Delaware Avenue adjacent to John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

    Park History: 

    Hasbrouck Park, Kingston's first "official" downtown park which opened in 1920, is one of Kingston's larger parks at 45 acres. Much of Hasbrouck Park is forested and was mined by the Newark Lime and Cement Company in the late 1800's and early 1900's. One of the most unique assets to Hasbrouck Park is the Stone Building, which was built in 1919 by the Newark Lime and Cement Company and was named the Emilio Primo Stone Building in 1999 and today is used for party's, workshops, meetings and summer recreation programs.  

    Excerpt from Kingston's Magnificent City Parks by Ron Woods


    Hasbrouck Park Trail

    The newly rehabbed Hasbrouck Park Trail provides a half mile hike through nature and local history. Experience the beauty of nature and wonderful views of the Hudson River. New educational signs have been installed along the trail as part of the Silver Award Project of Jillian Hanlon from Girl Scout Troop 60520. These signs help hikers identify a variety of trees, provide information on various natural features, and inform people about historical points along the trail.

    Funding and support for the Hasbrouck Park Trail Project was made possible with help from: Junior League of Kingston; the Memorial Tree Fund, Inc.; Silver Award Project completed by Jillian Hanlon cadette Girl Scout, troop 60250; FASTSIGNS; and Rondout Plate & Mirror.


    1. Upper Park Pavilion (Available for Reservation)
    2. Lower Park Historic Stone Building (Available for Reservation Year Round)
    3. Bathrooms (Open Seasonally)
    4. Lower Park Basketball Court
    5. Picnic Area
    6. Playground
    7. Softball Field
    8. Handball Court
    9. Hiking Trails
    10. Scenic Hudson River Views
    11. Birdwatching


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