Committee issues report on Playland, but no solution in sight
A committee appointed by County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) to find ways to make Playland Park more profitable has issued its report this week, but says it has yet to find the ultimate solution.
Committee Chairman James Chisholm says they looked for one proposal that would turn around the struggling county-owned amusement park, but none of the 12 that were submitted to them fit the bill.
"If we could put all of them in a blender, I think we'd have the answer to Playland," he says.
The committee divided the proposals into three categories, with three plans in particular at least deserving further attention.
Astorino says shutting down the historic amusement park is not an alternative, but with attendance down and losses running into the millions of dollars, something must be done.
The county executive hopes to make a decision on Playland by December, in time for the next budget.
To see the Playland Citizens Committee's complete report, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
Report on Proposals for Playland