Water Park Proposed at Historic Playland Amusement Park

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino has complained that Playland is losing more money than taxpayers should have to cover

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    A small water park would be added to a landmarked amusement park in Rye under a newly announced proposal.

    Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino said Thursday he has chosen a new operator for county-owned Playland.

    He says the operator, Sustainable Playland Inc., would also add ball fields, a field house and a "Great Lawn" for concerts and graduations.

    Astorino says the operator would also invest $34 million in capital improvements to the existing park.

    County spokesman Ned McCormack says the park's historic rides would remain, including the wooden "Dragon" roller coaster, a carousel and Kiddyland rides.

    Astorino has complained that Playland is losing millions of dollars.

    Playland opened in 1928 and was featured in the 1988 Tom Hanks film "Big."

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