Save Playland Amusement Park
  • Petitioning Westchester County NY Executive and Board of Legislators

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Westchester County NY Executive and Board of Legislators

Save Playland Amusement Park

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      Save Playland

This petition asks that the Westchester County, NY Executive and Board of Legislators select a future operator of Playland Amusement Park in Rye, New York which will maintain Playland as a traditional and historic amusement park without reducing the footprint of the amusement area.

Signatories of this petition want Playland to be operated by an experienced amusement park operator which will maintain and improve the existing amusement park including all historic buildings and structures, without shrinking the footprint of the amusement area or decreasing the number of rides.

Signatories support plans of Standard Amusements and/or Central Amusements International (CAI) as said proposals stood as of February 20, 2013.  Both companies would improve the amusement park and invest in additional capital improvements, while respecting the property’s history and atmosphere.  We believe that these proposals offer the strongest choices for the financial success of Playland.

Signatories are opposed to the proposal of Sustainable Playland Incorporated (SPI) as said proposal stood as of February 20, 2013.  SPI plans to remove 30% of the rides and reduce the footprint size of amusement park by over 50%.  We believe that decreasing the size of the amusement park and removing rides will drastically reduce the number of paying users of Playland.

Links to presentations of the above-mentioned potential Playland operators can be found in full at:


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ugo Chiulli YONKERS, NY
      • 17 days ago

      Because it is a HISTORICAL landmark and because it is one of the FEW family destinations in Westchester.

    • vicki corso HUNTINGTON STATION, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      I remember all the joy it gave me, as a child, going there on school field trips! All children should be able to feel that same joy. Most field trips are now to educational places..this was a REAL field trip! We are also losing too many special places for children to go to and just have plain old fun!

    • Buddy Caruso HAWTHORNE, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      I want my grand kids to be able to enjoy Playland Park the way i did and their great grand parents once did. We need to save our history and Playland is part of our history.

    • Sonia Soto BRONX, NY
      • 2 months ago

      This is a historic icon! it MUST be saved! so much potential!!!

    • Levy Green NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 2 months ago

      a good amusement park deserves to be given new life instead of tearing it down. Keep Playland alive and ready for future generations.


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