New $23M Proposed Deal for Playland Would Add Water Park, Renovate Grounds
The 87-year-old Playland is the largest government-run amusement park in the country, and served as the backdrop for parts of the Tom Hanks movie “Big.”
A private company would take over operation of Playland, Westchester County’s landmark amusement park under a proposed deal that would stanch millions of dollars in taxpayer losses, the county executive said Tuesday.
Standard Amusements would invest nearly $23 million in Playland over the next five years and add attractions, including a water park for children, County Executive Rob Astorino said on the park’s boardwalk on Long Island Sound in Rye. He said picnic areas and restaurants would be upgraded and buildings and grounds would be renovated.