The Westchester Children's Museum will receive keys to the north bathhouse at Playland Amusement Park in Rye by the end of the month.
County Executive Astorino said he has reached an agreement with Sustainable Playland Inc., though legislators remain skeptical.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that he had reached a 10-year agreement with Sustainable Playland Inc. (SPI) to run Rye Playland and take it off the county’s hands.
County Attorney Robert Meehan issued a legal opinion last week that said that any material improvements made to Playland must be approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Legislators are hearing presentations from bidders who want to run Playland, four months after County Executive Robert Astorino signed a Letter of Intent for Sustainable Playland to take over the park.
Westchester County legislators will host a public information session Feb. 13 to hear presentations of four proposals for revitalizing Playland.
Rob Astorino took the first step toward transforming Playland into a profitable, year-round destination, but the county executive may have ignited yet another feud with Democrats on the Board of Legislators.
A redeveloper and manager of public places backed by private money hopes to turn around Rye’s Playland
Representatives of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said a decision on the park’s future won’t be made until late summer at the earliest.
A coalition of Rye residents and businesses is among three finalists proposing to reinvigorate the county’s historic Playland.