There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.
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.
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.
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.
When I think of Playland, a thousand associations come rushing at me like the hyper-chlorinated water at the bottom of the log flume.
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.
Just three of twelve proposals for Rye Playland are called worthy of further consideration.
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.
Under the terms of the lease, the Westchester Children’s Museum will occupy about half of the former men’s bathhouse at Playland.
The season is already practically half over, but now there’s a new fee structure at Playland in Rye.
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.
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.
Would you like to go for a walk around Playland? Well, it will now cost you nothing!
On the county’s website, you can now search more than 9,000 historical photographs and maps.
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.