Playland

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Westchester County Legislator Says Not So Fast On Playland Deal

There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.

04/05/2013

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Tentative Deal Reached For Playland’s Next 10 Years

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that the money-losing Playland park in Rye could be taken over on Oct. 1 by Sustainable Playland Inc.

04/04/2013

Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County after Sandy (credit: Lisa Maxwell)

Northern Suburbs, Hudson Valley Still Struggling With Power, Water Outages After Sandy

For those north of New York City, life is still not normal since superstorm Sandy hit on Monday. Many are without power and some can’t drink the water.

10/31/2012

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Astorino Reveals Future Of Rye Playland, Which Includes A Water Park

In addition to the water park, the new operator will add a “Great Lawn” facing the Long Island sound. The space will be suitable for hosting events like graduations and concerts.

10/11/2012

Rye Playland, which opened in 1928 in Westchester County, N.Y., is one of the few government-run amusement parks in the United States.

Nina In New York: Save Rye Playland!

When I think of Playland, a thousand associations come rushing at me like the hyper-chlorinated water at the bottom of the log flume.

08/02/2012

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Future Of Playland’s Funding Up In The Air As Park Keeps Losing Money

For Westchester County, losing $3 to $5 million a year on Rye Playland is no longer going to be an option, according to County Executive Rob Astorino.

07/31/2012

Playland report presentation - White Plains, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rye Playland Reinvention Heads Into Next Phase, May Partially Close Next Season

Just three of twelve proposals for Rye Playland are called worthy of further consideration.

09/22/2011

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Astorino Vetoes Lease Agreement Plan For Children’s Museum At Rye Playland

In exchange for the museum doing millions of dollars worth of renovations to a bath house, Playland would lease the space to the museum for only $1 year.

08/19/2011

Playland - Rye, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Lease Agreement Approved For Children’s Museum At Rye Playland By County Board

Under the terms of the lease, the Westchester Children’s Museum will occupy about half of the former men’s bathhouse at Playland.

08/13/2011

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Good News: Westchester Residents Can Enter Rye Playland For Free

The season is already practically half over, but now there’s a new fee structure at Playland in Rye.

07/07/2011

A model of an exhibition planned for the Westchester Children's Museum (credit: Westchester Children's Museum)

Playland Debate Stalls Plan For Westchester Children’s Museum

While the county was considering a long term lease for the museum at Playland in Rye, County Executive Rob Astorino now wants to hold off until the county knows for sure what it’s doing with the amusement park.

06/21/2011

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Nixes Fee Drop For Rye Playland

Earlier this week, the Westchester County Board of Legislators decided to remove of the entrance fee for county residents at Rye Playland and cut the entrance fee to $5 for non-residents.

05/27/2011

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Rye Playland Drops Entrance Fee For Westchester County Residents

Would you like to go for a walk around Playland? Well, it will now cost you nothing!

05/24/2011

A Map Found In The Westchester County Archives Digital Collection (credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Shows Off Archive Online

On the county’s website, you can now search more than 9,000 historical photographs and maps.

04/27/2011

Dogs on the beach - Rye, NY (file / credit: Westchester DogBeach via Facebook)

Group Petitioning For Dogs To Be Allowed On Rye Beach

When the winter winds howl, dog owners grab a towel and head to Playland Beach in Rye but come April the beach is off-limits to furry friends. Now, a grassroots group is petitioning Westchester County to create a year-round doggie beach.

04/07/2011

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