PLAYLAND READYING FOR ITS 89TH SEASON
COUNTY REBUILD OF “SANDY” DAMAGE TO BOARDWALK NEARS COMPLETION FOR OPENING IN MAY IN RECORD TIME
APPLY FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT MARCH 10
WPCNR PLAYLAND-GO-ROUND. Pictures and supplemental reporting by WPCNR, and from Benjamin Boykin, Westchester County Legislator, District 5 (White Plains). February 28, 2018:
Westchester County has almost completed the rebuild of the Hurricane Sandy devastation of the Playland Boardwalk the 89 year old iconic amusement park. WPCNR believes Playland is the last amusement attraction of its era still operating in the country.
Despite a cold, inclement lousy winter for construction the County is on the verge of opening the damaged boardwalk and having it ready for opening day in late May.
The new construction includes a concrete buttressed boardwalk, a wider walk just being completed at this time with railings yet to be installed. The construction was begun last fall.
With the status of Standard Amusements willingness to take over Playland in a lease arrangement in limbo pending resolution of a City of Rye lawsuit demanding right of the final approval for any changes to Playland (located in the City of Rye), the county will run Playland again this season.
The Playland lease to Standard Amusements is also under review by the new County Executive, George Latimer. But, the park is getting ready for the multitudes it has welcomed for 88 years.
Chairman of the County Board of Legislators Benjamin Boykin announced this week that Westchester County invites job-seekers of all ages to the Playland Job Fair, Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at this event for the first 300 candidates to arrive.
Positions to be filled include cashiers, ride operators, lifeguards, EMTs, mechanics, custodial staff, I.T. technician and graphic designer. Playlands seasonal employment runs from April through September.
Although no prior experience is required for most positions, prospective employees should have a positive attitude, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule.
Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Some positions require applicants to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Applicants under age 18 who plan to complete their application prior to the job fair must have the form signed by a parent or guardian to be considered for an interview. Those under 18 who wish to complete their application onsite at the job fair must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign the form in order for an interview to take place.Eligible applicants who may wish to enroll for direct deposit must bring a voided blank check or a bank-issued direct deposit setup form that includes routing number and account number printed on the document.
To apply during the job fair, bring a completed application, a valid photo identification, Social Security card plus contact information for three references. Applications can be obtained by calling (914) 813-7010, or at PlaylandPark.org, where an application can be downloaded or submitted online.