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“Free family fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Kerhonkson, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Free family fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Great place to break up the day, and amuse kids. animals are well taken care of and the gardens are beautiful. The also have activities and a wonderful fall festival. Staff are very nice and knowledgeable. Fun and safe playground area. Nice place to relax also.

Visited August 2013
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4 Thank kathleen c
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Kingston,NY
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Neat place for young kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Forsyth Park has many areas that appeal to different people. There is a nice kiddie playground, Tennis courts, a small baseball field, and a tiny zoo(Cow,sheep, llamas, goats potbellied pig,ducks, p and other fowl, and turtles.) There are different model gardens in the zoo. There is a small aviary, and two larger ones containing rehabilitating raptors. The City of Kingston dosn't have the funds to keep the park in tip top shape, but the animals are well cared for and all the lawns are mowed. It is a pleasant open space in a small city.

Visited December 2013
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4 Thank Kitty H
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Kingston, New York
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Grandkids ages 3 to 7 love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The playground is the real draw for our out-of-town grandkids. It is large with lots of favorites: the firemen's pole, the tire ride, slides, the overhead rings, bridges & walkways to name a few. This beautifully planned area is partially fenced in and includes some picnic benches, real bathrooms and a nearby sheltered pavilion with lots more picnic benches. After expending some energy and eating a snack, the kids are always ready to relax with the animals in the zoo, a short walk around the bend. This nature center is a top request whenever the kids visit.

Visited August 2013
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Weirton, West Virginia, Usa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place for children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The park had a great playground and a small free zoo. Good times for a 5 and 7 year old granddaughters

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Kenneth O
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Kingston, New York
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Local Park is fun and educational”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a farm style "zoo", with a few exotic creatures and an unusual reptile house. Best for kids ages 1-11; there is a picnic area with benches; and is so convenient for a quick and free thing to do with the family. Adjacent to the zoo is a baseball diamond, field, kinderland playground with swings, slides, and climbing places. There is a large pavilion for rent, just contact the City of Kingston. Also, Dietz Stadium is the next property over and has ample extra parking.

Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Michelle R
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