Forsyth Park tennis facility reopens after major restoration


Noble, red shirt, cuts the ribbon

KINGSTON – You might say Kingston has some racket going now that
the Ron Woods Tennis Facility at Forsyth Park in the city reopened on
“Prior to the restoration, the facilities were in dire condition
and did not meet the needs of our players,” said Mayor Steven Noble.
“This was an off-shoot project of our substantial Forsyth Park improvement
efforts that we began a few years ago. It’s an incredible feeling
to go up to the park area now and see how far we have come.”
The tennis court project cost some $150,000 to complete. It was funded primarily by a grant award to the City of Kingston in 2014 for $304,354 from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Noble wrote the grant when he was the city’s environmental program operations specialist. It paid for a retrofit of the existing courts, fencing and lighting.
The project also received $20,000 from Ron Woods and the Mid-Hudson Valley Tennis Association.

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