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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    3/19/2021 - Andretta Pool to Open June 19 with New Splash Pad

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 19, 2021 

     

    Andretta Pool to Open June 19 with New Splash Pad

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce that the Andretta Pool will open for the summer on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and will be free to the public.  

    Andretta Pool will be opening with a brand new amenity, an accessible splash pad. Construction on the splash pad is scheduled to begin on April 1 and is expected to be completed by the end of May. The new 30’ circular pad will include water features for all ages and abilities, such as a high shower dome, arch jets, and spray rings. Interior fencing will be removed, allowing for easy access between the pool, splash pad, and picnic area. Perimeter fencing for the entire pool facility will be replaced with black vinyl-coated fencing, which will blend with the environment. 

    “We are so pleased to be able to open the pool this summer, with a new feature -- the splash pad,” said Mayor Noble. “The community has been asking for a splash pad for years, and we’re excited to finally be able to provide a fun and ADA-accessible amenity for all to enjoy. After a tough year with so many suffering financially, it was important that we open the pool with no cost to the community.”

    “Not only are we re-opening one of the City’s most popular amenities, but we’re finally unveiling the new splash pad!” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Recreation. “We’re thrilled that the community will be able to enjoy the pool with a new and exciting enhancement.”

    Due to Covid-19 and the risk of spread, the pool facility was not able to open in 2020. However, with Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funding, renovations to the pool house and pool continued throughout the summer and were completed in the fall. Work included installation of a new roof and masonry repairs, as well as pool lining restoration and installation of a new pump and filtration system. 

    These important upgrades topped a comprehensive list of other health and safety issues still to be addressed, including renovations to the pool house interior. Engineering consultants from CPL are currently drafting plans for the interior work while the City seeks funding to complete the next round of renovations. 

    Throughout 2020, CPL evaluated existing conditions across the entire Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool facility and created an improvements Master Plan. They are also now drafting designs for several of the elements on the Stadium side. Some DRI funding remains for a portion of the work, but the City must secure approximately $10 million more in order to undertake all of the repairs and upgrades identified in the Master Plan. Once the work is completed, the Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool Complex will be a modern, world-class sports facility for Kingston residents and will draw visitors from across the Hudson Valley and beyond.

    Kingston Point Beach will be opening on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 with many of the same Covid restrictions as in 2020.