Kingston’s Midtown Linear Park opens

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Officials cut the ribbon for the park on Friday

KINGSTON -The Midtown Linear Park project in Kingston is now open to the public. The park is part of the Kingston Greenline and runs from Cornell Street through Midtown to Westbrook Lane.

The park provides non-motorized transportation between Midtown Kingston and the Kingston Plaza, home of the city’s only major supermarket and a UCAT bus transit hub.

“The Midtown Linear Park is more than a park; it’s part of a larger vision for an equitable economy; addressing food security through better access to the supermarket and offering real solutions to the rising cost of fuel with a walkable solution to the rising cost of fuel with a walkable, bikeable path through the heart of Kingston, and a link to the UCAT bus,” Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan said.

“Adding green spaces, especially in Midtown, was identified in both the City of Kingston’s Open Space Plan and our Parks & Recreation master plan, and we’re thrilled that the Midtown Linear Park will offer these amenities to our community,” said Mayor Steven Noble.

The park is a 12-foot-wide asphalt-paved surface that is ADA compliant and open for non-motorized uses, including walking, biking, jogging, dog walking and inline skating.

The project, along the former Ulster & Delaware corridor, was federally funded. A second phase will add more plantings and park amenities, and will include solicitation of public input on the design.