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Playland Amusement Park

Rye, New York
County of Westchester.
Playland Parkway and Forest Avenue
National Register Number: 80004529
Resource type: District.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - outdoor recreation.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Amusement Park - open May-September, Tues-Sat., noon-11 pm..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Opened in 1928, this is the first totally planned amusement park in America, and was designed specifically to accommodate automobile travelers. After more than 50 years, its Art Deco design and architecture remain essentially unaltered, and it has served as a prototype for contemporary theme parks. Several of the park's original rides, including the Dragon Roller Coaster, still operate and are of major individual significance because of their rarity.


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