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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hasbrouck Park Trail

Hasbrouck Park Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2022
1. Hasbrouck Park Trail Marker
Hasbrouck Park History

Hasbrouck Park is Kingston's first official downtown park which opened in 1920. It is one of Kingston's larger parks at 45 acres.

Much of Hasbrouck Park was mined by the Newark Lime and Cement Company in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This mining helped spur the growth of the Rondout section of Kingston. Limestone mined from Hasbrouck Park was used in the construction of many famous monuments including the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA), a relief measure for the unemployed during the Great Depression, added a picnic pavilion, tennis courts, a handball court, and a wading pool to the park in the 1930's.

In the 1960's the John F. Kennedy Elementary School was built on the northern part of Hasbrouck Park.

The park now contains a modern playground, a softball field, hiking trails, a basketball court, and a remodeled cobblestone building used for workshops, meetings and summer recreation programs. There is also a pavilion overlooking the Hudson River.

(Source: Kingston's Magnificent City Parks by Ron Woods. Used
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Hasbrouck Park Trail Safety
The Hasbrouck Park Trail is open daily from dawn until dusk. Use of the trail is at your own risk.
• Stay on marked trails.
• Please do not litter. Carry out what you carry in.
• Do not disturb plants, wildlife or signs.
• Dogs must be leashed at all times.
• Remove all pet waste.
• Use of motorized vehicles is prohibited.

Warning: Ticks found in this area may cause Lyme Disease.
To avoid tick bites:
• Consider using insect repellant.
• Walk in the center of the trail.
• Avoid high grass and brush.
• Check for ticks daily on yourself, your children and your pets.
• Carefully remove attached ticks. Fine point tweezers work best.

Funding and support for the Hasbrouck Park Trail Project has been made possible with help from:
Junior League of Kingston • Silver Award Project completed by Jillian Hanlon, Cadette Girl Scout, Troop 60250
Memorial Tree Fund, Inc. • FASTSIGNS • Rondout Plate & Mirror • City of Kingston Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 41° 55.374′ N, 73° 58.761′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New
Hasbrouck Park Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2022
2. Hasbrouck Park Trail Marker
York, in Ulster County. Marker can be reached from Delaware Avenue, 0.3 miles south of Hasbrouck Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cornell Shops Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kingston-Rhinecliff Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cornell Steamboat Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Fulton’s Playground: Fun with Steamboats (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rondout-Sleighsburg Ferry: Riverside, a.k.a. Skillypot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Powell Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sections of the “Old Stone Road” (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1898 Mathilda Steam Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Also see . . .  Hasbrouck Park- City of Kingston. (Submitted on August 25, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Dec. 6, 2023