Sustainable Playland, the group chosen by the Astorino administration to take over Playland Park, issued a statement Thursday evening reacting to the news that Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins had sued County Executive Rob Astorino challenging the approval of the agreement. Click here for a story on the lawsuit and read on for the statement:
On April 18th, SPI took a major step forward when the Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contract approved our 10-year Asset Management Agreement (“AMA”). Under the Asset Management Agreement, SPI will begin the restoration of Playland Park including enhancing historic features of the iconic amusement park, adding indoor and outdoor athletic fields, new water features, a variety of new restaurants and other elements that will make Playland Park a balanced, year-round attraction for all of Westchester County residents. We are pleased to be working closely with the Westchester Children’s Museum which will offer exhibits that are designed to encourage imagination, play and interactive learning and reflects the particular interests of our children and our community. SPI wishes to move forward and governmental uncertainty and delays hurt all Westchester County residents.