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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 Park Infrastructure Improvements

    Project Host

    City of Kingston

    Project

    The purpose of the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project is to enhance the park with improved amenities in order to allow everyone in our community to have increased opportunities for increased physical activity and quality of life. It is funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Construction elements of the project include the creation of a youth soccer field and parking lot improvements.   

    Funder(s)

    NYS OPRHP $300,000
    Local Match $100,000

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Julie Noble
    Sustainability Coordinator
    845-481-7339
    Email

    Project Status (Updated June 2020)

    The City-Funder contract has been executed. The City has met internally to define the scope of the project, and held a pre-permit meeting with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). DEC conducted wetland delineation of the site. An RFP was issued in summer 2019 to identify a design and engineering consultant, and Brinnier and Larios of Kingston was selected. The City has finalized the consulting contract, created a conceptual plan, and hosted a public input meeting- Weaving the Waterfront. The plan for the project has been divided into two phases. Phase 1 includes the improvements north of Delaware Avenue. Alternate 1 Design was chosen. Final Design was developed and can be found below. 

     

     Designs are being submitted to NYSDEC, USACE, and NYSDOS for permits, with a plan to go to bid for construction likely in the Summer of 2020. Demolition is complete.  

    Phase 2 will include the improvements south of Delaware Avenue, to include the facilitation and formal creation of a wetland at the existing west end of the parking lot, and improvements to the east end of the parking lot. Phase 2 Design and Construction will follow Phase 1. 

    Project Links

     

    Kingston Point Park Improvements Plan Color