The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department has developed new park signage for all thirteen parks as well as for the Community Centers, the Van Buren Street playground and the Andretta pool. The signs were produced by the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works.
These signs were created with the intent of making it easier for people to locate the parks and take advantage of their many amenities. The signs are one of the many ways the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation are promoting the parks through Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play project. This project is fighting obesity and type 2 diabetes through environment, system and policy change.
The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are one of CCEUC’s many partners working to make it easier for the people of Ulster County to eat healthier foods and become more physically active. In addition to the new signage, the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation have cleared two trails, one at Hasbrouck Park, and one at the Rotary Park at Kingston Point. Trail markers, a trail registry and educational programs incorporating the trails will be put into place this Fall. They have also created new park brochures, and new website, www.kingstonparksandrec.org, which will allow users to register for park programs and facilities online. Through the Creating Healthy Places project the Forsyth Nature Center is also offering a Naturalist’s Passport to the Parks program for families, with twenty-two outdoor activities held at various city parks. The program began in May and runs through September. It is held every Tuesday at 3:30pm. Children who complete six programs will receive a free gift and a certificate from the Nature Center.
Visit www.kingstonparksandrec.org to learn more about parks and rec programs, and www.