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“Nice Little Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park
Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Kingston, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice Little Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small park has several things that are of interest. First, there is a small, well kept zoo which is excellent for kids. There is also a beautiful wooden playground, tennis courts, and a picnic area. A large field is perfect for picnicking, laying in the sun, or kickball games. There is also a path around the whole thing if you want to walk a dog or just take a stroll. Very nice, clean, outdoor area. There are also some bathrooms, but I haven't ever used them.

Visited July 2013
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Hurley, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great park & zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Excellent park for kids to play in and the little zoo is wonderful. They have kind and intelligent staff. Basketball courts are also available.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, New York
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Playground, park, and zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I think Forsyth Park is a great place to take the kids. There's a pretty big playground, with a pretty large pavilion, then a huge field with a baseball diamond way out. But also, the one thing I love about it is the mini-zoo they have.

It's more of an animal sanctuary, they've taken in animals in the past who have medical issues (nothing scary or contagious, trust me), but not all do. But the animals are friendly and you can see them up close, even feed them carrots! Not like in other zoos where sometimes you don't even see any animals. Nothing too exotic, but the goats, sheep, and llama are my favorite. I'm not sure about its hours, its very small and fund-run.

Visited September 2012
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New Paltz, New York
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25 attraction reviews
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“Young kids only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A very small zoo where you can feed the animals. Mostly farm animals with a few exotics. Also a playgound. The zoo is free with limited hours bring bread, lettuce or popcorn. If you are looking for a break from the thruway it is less than five minutes from the kingson exit and the kids will tire themselves out. We go here all the time.

Visited March 2013
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Mid-State, NY
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“Aminals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It's a free little zoo in Kingston and a Nature Preserve and Education Center.
There is a bull, sheep, peacocks, pot-bellied pig, lamb, rabbits, deer, llamas and all are tame and the kids enjoy visiting them.

Visited April 2013
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