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Fate Of Rye Playland Explored, Including Survey Results

On Monday Nov. 3, County Legislator Catherine Parker, D-Rye, hosted another discussion of Rye Playland.
On Monday Nov. 3, County Legislator Catherine Parker, D-Rye, hosted another discussion of Rye Playland. Video Credit: 2IMZzB76NUt8YQ3l_sa3xQ
County Legislator Catherine Parker asked Sustainable Playland Inc. President Kim Morque, “Wouldn’t [the RFP process] have been easier if you had more direction from the County?”
County Legislator Catherine Parker asked Sustainable Playland Inc. President Kim Morque, “Wouldn’t [the RFP process] have been easier if you had more direction from the County?” Video Credit: 2IMZzB76NUt8YQ3l_sa3xQ

This story has been updated.

RYE, N.Y. -- If you missed Monday night's discussion of the future of Playland Amusement Park, you can watch a video of it here.

The Nov. 3 public meeting at the Rye Free Reading Room was hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a Rye Democrat.

Parker reviewed the financial performance of Playland this past season and feedback from Sound Shore residents. At one point in Monday's meeting , Kim Morque, president of Sustainable Playland Inc., suggests that the Westchester County Board of Legislators and County Executive Rob Astorino find common ground and begin the Request For Proposals (RFP) process for a park operator all over again. "The process lacked a lot of clarity,'' Morque said. "There wasn't a consensus from the get-go. . . .

"But it's the same now. So I think you should start all over. You have to get consensus in county government,'' Morque said, ". . . or else it's going to be another, you know, frustration for everyone."

Parker held another meeting on Oct. 20 featuring representatives from Central Amusements, Inc. (CAI), who presented their plan for re-inventing Playland. A video of that discussion can be viewed here.

Parker plans to host another discussion on Nov. 17 with Standard Amusements, the other company being considered to manage Playland.

The videos were produced by Craig Meyerson and Andrew Dapolite for the Friends of Playland.

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