National Park Service

The Great American Landmarks Adventure
Playland Amusement Park
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Playland Amusement Park
Rye, New York

When Playland was developed in the 1920s by the Westchester County Park Commission, it was the first totally planned amusement park in the United States. It shows how a local government successfully met recreational needs in response to the popularity of the automobile and suburban development. If you visit Playland today, you can still go on four of the original rides, including the Derby Racer and Dragon Roller Coaster. As part of the roller coaster ride, you are gulped by the angry dragon, then hurled through its body and out the spiny tail!

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