NEW ROCHELLE, NY — On Monday evening, Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Jim Maisano (R) New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor was joined by 14 of his fellow Legislators in passing a $9.54 million Bond Act to completely rehabilitate the pool at Playland Amusement Park.
As a youth, Legislator Maisano competed in the Westchester County swimming championships at Playland and fondly remembered going on the Dragon Coaster and other rides with other swimmers following their competition. Last year the Board of Legislators approved a deal with Standard Amusements to take over the operations at the County-owned Amusement Park. Throughout the negotiations with Standard Amusements and County Executive Astorino’s Office Legislator Maisano insisted that the Playland pool be preserved for Westchester County and the Sound Shore communities’ youth.
Following the 15-2 vote, Legislator Maisano said, “I am very pleased and proud that the Playland Pool will be here for the enjoyment of hundreds of thousands of Westchester County residents for many decades to come. I’m especially happy that those kids who’s families can’t afford a membership at a club with a pool or for trips to the shore will have an easily accessible and affordable option to escape the brutal summer heat and humidity that we often have in the lower Hudson Valley.”
Video of Legislator Maisano’s comments to his colleagues prior to the vote can be seen here;