Sustainable Playland has tentative agreement to run the park for 10 years

Posted Friday, April 5, 2013 8:22 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Declaring that Playland Amusement Park will die without reinvention, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has announced a 10-year asset-management agreement with the nonprofit Sustainable Playland to operate the historic amusement park and surrounding parkland. The agreement comes with a second 10-year option and would bring $34 million in new investments to the park. Sustainable Playland would also pay the county $4 million upfront and an annual payment estimated to reach $1.2 million once the new plan for the park is fully operational.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 8:50 AM

This press conference was the County Executive's sell for support of his SPI plan.

Here's response from our of legislative branch:

http://westchesterlegislators.com/media-center/2278-democratic-westchester-legislators-not-ready-to-support-sustainable-playland-deal.html

Last heard, SPI has raised less then 2 million of that promised 34, an angle that those pushing the SPI agenda for financial stabilization of the park, are failing to mention.

Last edited by Keith Iorio, Friday, April 5, 2013 8:51 AM
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Friday, April 5, 2013 4:23 PM

If they want to boost attendance at Playland I have a suggestion.....

REBUILD THE AIRPLANE!


Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!
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Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:06 PM
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How is Sustainable Playland different from Unsustainable Playland (or Playland)?

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:48 AM

My friend Ellen and I are going to a Mets game the Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend. I've talked her into going to Playland the next day. I liked the park a lot, especially Dragon Coaster and the dark rides. I've only been there once as an "adult" (yeah, right!) about 5 years ago. Looking at their site, I discovered they have a Rotor, a fact I missed on my previous visit.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:48 AM

The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:02 AM

Rye is a park I'm still missing, and it scares me that it might change drastically before I have a chance to get there.
Mike- I went to the site curious about their Rotor and I can't find it. Help?

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:14 AM

^^Check your e-mail.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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