RYE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Would you like to go for a walk around Playland? Well, it will now cost you nothing!

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi: The Vote Was 11-6

The $5 entrance fee for Westchester County residents has been eliminated and the cost for non-residents has gone from $10 to $5.

“There’s no loss in it for us,” says county board chairman Ken Jenkins. “If we can do something to help people out just a little bit, it makes sense.”

He says, once inside the park, they’ll spend money on rides and food.

“We want to make sure that people have the opportunity to come in as well as now to be able to spend some additional money, maybe on some food, etc, which we all generate sales tax revenue from,” Jenkins told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

By approving the bill in an 11 to 6 vote, the board is changing what was approved in the 2011 budget.

Playland, in Rye, is one of the few government-owned and-operated amusement parks in the United States.

Comments (4)
  1. Anon Park Staffer says:

    And by “people” we mean the thugs, juvenile delinquents, welfare moms, and ghetto trash who come to the park to threaten and harass other visitors, panhandle, steal, deface, damage and generally trash the place. By all means, let these degenerates in for free. Then the management can sit around wringing their hands, wondering why the place is losing money. Then again…..would we expect anything less from a government-run venue?

    1. Tee James says:

      What are you talking about? Do you live in Westchester? I go to Rye Playland all the time and I have never encountered any type of people you are referring to.

    2. Ann O Nemus says:

      And while you’re at it keep telling yourself that you’re not a racist piece of garbage, because clearly being delusional is a fun passtime for you.

    3. Lisa Sunshine-Mandel says:

      Are you nuts I haven’t been to playland during open season for a while but for 80 years it’s been free to walk around I have seen none of this, Are you one of the or frm Mars??

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