Sustainable Playland Group Selected to Revamp Playland

Astorino: Letter of intent beomg signed for $34M plan for capital improvements at county-owned park.

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino said this morning he is signing a letter of intent with a Rye non-profit organization to lead an overhaul of the county-owned Playland park in Rye.

"Saving Playland has been a priority for me since the day I took office," Astorino said. "What do you do with one of the most beautiful pieces of property anywhere, whose amusement park has been an untenable drain on county taxpayers? We started with a blank sheet of paper an asked experts — ranging from industry professionals to school kids who love the rides  — to help us draw a new future."

Astorino said the letter of intent with Sustainable Playland Inc. is a civic-commercial partnership that preserves tradition by embracing innovation to keep Playland financially sound for generations to come.

Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.

Astorino said Sustainable Playland has assembled a team of leading amusement, sports, restaurant and park operators for an effort to revamp Playland, a 100-acre site along the Long Island Sound.

New elements at Playland would include:

- Aqua Zone, with a mini water park and beach attractions

- Outdoor ball fields and an field house with indoor facilities

- A renovation of the Playland ice rink and a new, outdoor winter ice rink

- A Great Lawn, with sweeping views of the Long Island Sound that can be used for a variety of events, such as graduations, concerts and corporate-sponsored events.

Tommy Li October 12, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Well,it's very good.I quite agree with your point of view. http://www.saleukwatches.com
Tommy Li October 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
http://www.bestwatches4uk.com is a professional best replica watches online store. We provide cheap high quality swiss replica watches, such as rolex replica watches,omega fake watches,tag replica watches and all top brand watches,all luxury watches for sale.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »