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Forsyth Nature Center Porous Asphalt Parking Lot


view of empty paved parking lot with a field and trees on the sides

The City of Kingston, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and Callanan Industries worked together on this Environmental Benefit project to replace existing asphalt with new porous asphalt, the first for the City of Kingston. This project greatly improved stormwater runoff in the area and allowed for additional parking at the Forsyth Nature Center. This project is used as a teaching tool by Kingston's environmental education staff.

Site Location

  • Site Name: Forsyth Nature Center
  • Address: 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY
  • Owner: City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department
  • County: Ulster
  • Watershed: Esopus Creek
  • Land use of site: Park
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Parking Lot Adjacent to Forsyth Nature Center on Dietz Stadium Side

Practice Details

  • Intent of design: To reduce stormwater runoff and increase access to Forsyth Nature Center and Forsyth Park
  • Size of structure/capacity: 25 space parking area
  • Size of drainage area: N/A
  • Plants or materials used: Porous asphalt
  • Maintenance: Streetsweeper
  • Maintained by: Kingston DPW

Design/Installation Information

  • Design: Callanan Industries
  • Installation: Callanan Industries
  • Date of installation: Fall 2011
  • Zoning change or special permit required: No
  • Project cost: $40,000
  • Form of payment: Environmental Benefit Project

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Steve Noble, Environmental Educator
Phone: (845) 481-7336