KINGSTON, NY – The first phase of infrastructure improvements at Kingston Point Park is complete, according to Mayor Steve Noble.
Phase 1 of work at the park along the Hudson River included the creation of a youth soccer field and a new parking lot. The work was funded by a grant from the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
The lot and field were created on elevated ground so that they would withstand rising sea levels and flooding from rivers, Noble said in a press release. The design also incorporated elements of green infrastructure to manage stormwater and maximize green space.
The soccer field will open in the spring once its grass has been established and the lines and goals installed. Also in the spring, a playground will be built next to the east entrance to Kingston Point Beach on the north side of Delaware Avenue. The playground is funded by the city’s recreation expense reserve.
Phase 2 of the project will include improvements south of Delaware Avenue, including the creation of a wetland at the west end of the existing parking lot; and improvements, including regrading and paving, at the east end of the lot. The city is currently seeking funding for the design and construction of Phase 2.