NBC New York News recently reported on rumblings that Playland may close. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino sees the amusement park as a drain on the county’s finances and is seeking more fiscally responsible alternatives.
Playland is a national historic landmark and a well-known an example of Art Deco architecture. Playland in the past tense brings a tear to many a Westchester resident. It is the venue of memories and evokes a simpler, easier time when a family outing was just that – the entire family going to one place at the same time to go on the same rides.
It is anyone’s guess what will happen to Playland, but its questionable status provides the perfect excuse to pay a visit to Playland, indulge in cotton candy and ride one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in America.