Good News: Westchester Residents Can Enter Rye Playland For Free

RYE, NY (WCBS 880) – The season is already practically half over, but now there’s a new fee structure at Playland in Rye.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi With The Story

The Westchester County Board of Legislators has voted to override County Executive Rob Astorino’s veto.

There’s now no spectator fee for county residents and a $10 fee for non-county residents.

“It especially affects grandparents. They’d like to watch their grandchildren’s delight as they go on the rides and it seems a bit onerous to ask them to pay for that privilege when they’re already paying property taxes,” says county legislator Judy Myers.

She says the override was the right move for Westchester.

“It’s worth making a mid-course correction,” she says. “I personally do not believe that you should ever have to pay to go into any park. Parks are one of the many things that government and public policy can offer up.”

Meanwhile, Astorino’s office calls this a direct hit on taxpayers and essential services.

Do you think residents should pay to get into the park? Let us know below…


One Comment

  1. BobC says:

    If Myers believes that you should not have to pay in order to enter a park, why did they vote for the admission policy in the first place

  2. Jim says:

    Who is Astorino trying to fool, he used Playland as a pawn to get votes while campaigning. God Bless the Legislators for doing their jobs. Bobby’s answer to everything is “Take away”. In that case how about taking away all those insane salary increases “HIS” people mysteriously rec’d.

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