Kingston Point Park Improvements Project

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Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project, which is a part of the Weaving the Waterfront shoreline resiliency and climate adaptation efforts, includes parking lot improvements and the creation of a youth soccer field at Kingston Point Park on Delaware Avenue.

The plan for the project has been divided into two phases. Construction for Phase 1 is nearly complete, and includes building a soccer field and parking lot on the north side of Delaware Avenue, near Kingston Point Beach. The new parking lot will serve as a connection point to the Empire State Trail. Phase 1 also includes the preparation of a site for a new playground, new landscaping, tree planting, and bioswales for storm water. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by the end of September.

As part of the evaluation and design phase of the project, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) conducted a wetland delineation of the site in 2019. As a result, in Phase 2 of the project, half of the existing parking lot on the south side of Delaware Avenue will be designed and constructed to facilitate an official wetland. The other half of the existing parking lot will be raised to prevent future flooding and will remain in use for parking.

The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1 is funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Grant funding is currently being sought to support the construction of Phase 2.

More information, including design plans, can be found at: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstonpointparkii

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Thank you to all who took our Quick Poll in February — the poll offered the community a chance to vote on which playground design should be selected for the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project.

The poll is now closed and we're pleased to announce that Option #1 was the winning choice!

(See all three options below)

Playground Option 1

Playground Option 2

Playground Option 3


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Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project, which is a part of the Weaving the Waterfront shoreline resiliency and climate adaptation efforts, includes parking lot improvements and the creation of a youth soccer field at Kingston Point Park on Delaware Avenue.

The plan for the project has been divided into two phases. Construction for Phase 1 is nearly complete, and includes building a soccer field and parking lot on the north side of Delaware Avenue, near Kingston Point Beach. The new parking lot will serve as a connection point to the Empire State Trail. Phase 1 also includes the preparation of a site for a new playground, new landscaping, tree planting, and bioswales for storm water. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by the end of September.

As part of the evaluation and design phase of the project, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) conducted a wetland delineation of the site in 2019. As a result, in Phase 2 of the project, half of the existing parking lot on the south side of Delaware Avenue will be designed and constructed to facilitate an official wetland. The other half of the existing parking lot will be raised to prevent future flooding and will remain in use for parking.

The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1 is funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Grant funding is currently being sought to support the construction of Phase 2.

More information, including design plans, can be found at: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstonpointparkii

***

Thank you to all who took our Quick Poll in February — the poll offered the community a chance to vote on which playground design should be selected for the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project.

The poll is now closed and we're pleased to announce that Option #1 was the winning choice!

(See all three options below)

Playground Option 1

Playground Option 2

Playground Option 3


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Page published: 07 September 2021, 16:30