Drastic changes may be in store for Playland, the landmarked, county-owned amusement park just north of New York City.
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino says he will have a major announcement Thursday about the park’s future.
Astorino has complained that Playland is losing more money than taxpayers should have to cover. He said last year that closing the park could save $2 million a year. He invited developers to propose ways to “reinvent” the park.
A citizens’ committee reviewed the proposals and submitted a report to Astorino a year ago.
Playland, a National Historic Landmark in Rye, opened in 1928 and was featured in the 1988 Tom Hanks film “Big.” Among its famous old rides are the wooden “Dragon” roller coaster and a high-speed carousel.