Sustainable Playland President Defines Sustainable role Moving Forward

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WPCNR PLAYLAND GO-ROUND. From Sustainable Playland. June 13, 2014:

Kim Morque of Sustainable Playland has sent the following message to Sustainable Playland supporters today, defining the Playland role it hopes to have moving ahead after County Executive Robert Astorino announced this week, he was withdrawing the group’s Playland Improvement Plan


Dear Sustainable Playland Friends & Supporters:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Sustainable Playland Inc. (“SPI”), I want to thank you for your ongoing support, good-will and contributions over the years in our efforts to restore and transform Playland Park.As you may know, County Executive Rob Astorino has withdrawn the Playland Improvement Plan from consideration by the Board of Legislators. He has asked SPI to work with him and county lawmakers in a different but significant role as they continue their efforts in securing Playland’s future while working to implement elements of the original vision plan that are achievable in the current environment. 

The county executive this week announced a series of changes that included engaging Dan Biederman, one of SPI’s original consultants, and American Skating Entertainment Centers while also shifting SPI’s responsibilities. As part of these steps, SPI continues to have a significant role in improving the park and protecting its historic nature, amenities and attractions.

SPI will act as Playland’s chief private fundraiser, similar to what Friends of Westchester County Parks does for all of the county’s parks. We will also advocate for historic preservation of the park and reach out to residents around the county to promote their interests with respect to the future of Playland.

While SPI’s role is evolving, its vision and commitment have not changed. We remain committed to a restoration and preservation plan that recognizes the park’s unique and historic characteristics. SPI will continue being a not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers that partner with county government to enhance and restore the park for future generations.

SPI is proud of the original plan and vision it presented for Playland Park. Our mission remains the same — to enhance, restore and preserve Playland Park for the 21st Century.  Thank you for your understanding and continued support. 

With Appreciation,

 Kim Morque

President, SPI Board of Trustees

PO Box 768

Rye, NY 10580

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