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Will Playland Proposals Push Park Into 21st Century?

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Playland Amusement Park (Photo: Westchester County)

Playland Amusement Park (Photo: Westchester County)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Is it a priceless slice of Americana or a money pit? That’s the debate over the Rye Playland Amusement Park.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports Westchester County received 11 proposals on the re-invention of Playland for the 21st Century. Now, a 19 member citizens committee is examining the proposals.

“So that committee now has about three months to take a look at them and come back to the county. What’s basically, which of these proposals are feasible? What makes sense for the county?” said Peter Tartaglia of the county’s Parks Department.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi finds out the proposal review process

After the committee reviews the plans, Tartaglia told WCBS 880 the county will examine the plans and pick one. The proposed plan ideas are ranging from amusement parks to sporting facilities, anything that would be in an entertainment setting.

“It’s very exciting. Playland is a great place and we’re looking to have it continue through the 21st century in some form,” said Tartaglia.

For this year, Playland is set to open as normal in May.

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