Playland Park, the pride and joy of Westchester’s youth, has the distinction of being one of only two amusement parks in the Country with having National Historic Landmark status.  But while the history books tell one story, the 1928 park has been undergoing a remarkable transformation thanks to the leadership of Westchester County Executive George Latimer. With a commitment to preserving the park's historic charm and ensuring future generations can enjoy the amusement park experience, Latimer spearheaded a groundbreaking $130 million capital program to revamp Playland.


Recognizing the need for a substantial investment, Latimer, in collaboration with the Board of Legislators, initiated a comprehensive capital program in 2020.

Westchester County Parks First Deputy Commissioner Peter Tartaglia said: “Today, visitors to Playland Park can witness the tangible results of this capital program. Remarkable recreations of the art deco towers and colonnades now welcome guests, leading them on a nostalgic journey through a mall towards the park's rides, games, food and attractions.”

The Grand Carousel and the Derby Racer, have undergone restoration, showcasing the park's commitment to preserving its rich history. The Grand Carousel boasts individual hand-carved horses and chariots with a lineage predating Playland, while the Derby Racer stands as one of only three of its kind left in the world—a testament to the County’s dedication to maintaining Playland’s unique heritage.

Beyond the spotlight attractions, the pool, all bathroom facilities, towers, bathhouse facilities and small shops along the boardwalk have been updated. Playland now offers a family-friendly experience with a zero-depth entry pool, a play area within the pool, seating overlooking Long Island Sound and improved changing areas. Playland's infrastructure has been modernized, encompassing electricity, IT connections and fire suppression systems.