Sustainable Playland Chosen to Redevelop Rye Playland


The County of Westchester, NY, recently selected Sustainable Playland, Inc., a not-for-profit partnership between County residents and business leaders, to redevelop the historic, 280-acre Rye Playland amusement park. For years, redeveloping Playland has been a priority for Westchester County due to its desirable location on Long Island Sound and its heavy reliance on public subsidy.


HR&A supported Sustainable Playland’s successful proposal to reinvent and manage the park by: identifying new uses and changes to existing uses that are market and financially feasible; creating a proforma to demonstrate the viability of each project component; and suggesting a framework for on-going stewardship of and funding for the project.


Sustainable Playland’s successful development proposal, which preserves the historic amusement rides and includes a water park, a field house and outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor skating rinks, an event facility and public outdoor space, was recently profiled in the New York Times.