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Westchester County Officials Open Boardwalk at Rye Playland

From left, Kathleen O’Connor; John McNeiece; Scott Donnelly; County Executive Rob Astorino; Jay Pisco; and Bill McNeiece. Photo credit: Contributed
From left, Kathleen O’Connor; John McNeiece; Scott Donnelly; County Executive Rob Astorino; Jay Pisco; and Bill McNeiece. Photo credit: Contributed
The following release is from the Westchester County Government office:

County Executive Robert P. Astorino today celebrated the opening of the popular Playland boardwalk, highlighted by a newly rebuilt section that extends all the way to the Rye Town Park.  


The boardwalk suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy and a large section of the boardwalk from the Pier Restaurant to the miniature golf course had to be completely rebuilt.  That section (Phase I) was completed last May ahead of schedule and under budget. The section from the miniature golf course to the Rye Town Park (Phase II) suffered damage and was repaired last year but the decision was made to rebuild it this year with the same long lasting Brazilian hardwood used to rebuild the Phase I section.  


The Brazilian hardwood known as Ipe is more fire resistant than standard wood; it’s more durable and can last more than 30 years compared to 15-20 years for standard wood; and it doesn’t splinter.  The cost for the 37,300 square feet of replacement decking is approximately $2 million. FEMA will reimburse the county a portion of the rebuild costs.  


“I know my kids love the rides at Playland.  But my wife and I love the boardwalk and I’m happy to report that the newly rebuilt boardwalk is better than ever,” said Astorino. 


Titan Construction Group, based in White Plains, was hired to complete the project.  


Playland Opening Day is Saturday, May 10.


Deirdre Curran April 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM
I had an interesting conversation with Rob Astorino afterwards. And I didn't have to call anyone for bail money. Pretty good day, I'd say.
salad dressing April 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM
And… did he try to cut your nose off with his big scissors?
Deirdre Curran April 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Nooooo. He put those away pretty quickly after cutting that ribbon. He's not stupid.
Laura H April 11, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Thank you for fighting the good fight for us Deirdre. Wish I could've been there yesterday.
Deirdre Curran April 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Please contact the County Executive's office and let him know you are not happy about the Field Zone project.

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