S1 E52 Summer Fun at Playland Park

03:31 | 07/03/19 | NR | CC

The theme park opened in 1928 and while it isn't the country's oldest continually running amusement park, Lake Compounce in Connecticut opened in 1846, Playland is the country's first totally planned amusement park. Park managers credit Playland as having served as an early model for some of the country's largest theme parks today. "You have a place in your backyard that is family friendly," said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. "I think it brings back a nostalgia which sometimes people look for." The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987 and many of the parks 50 rides have been named landmarks as well.

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