Press release from Sustainable Playland:
CONTACT: www.sustainableplayland.org or Sandhya Subbarao at (914) 967-1468
HEAR ABOUT SUSTAINABLE PLAYLAND’S PROPOSAL FOR THE EVOLUTION OF PLAYLAND PARK
The non-profit Sustainable Playland, established to submit a community based public-parkland solution for the evolution of Playland
hosts an informative fundraiser – cocktail reception.
March 4, Coveleigh Club, Rye, NY, 7 pm. Ticket price $125
· In a short presentation, the consultants retained and responsible for the research and development of SPI’s proposal – HR+A, Divney Tung Schwalbe and Design Constructs – will share their insight on the significance of SPI’s mission, other comparable projects and their efforts to position SPI’s proposal for success.
· Public participation is important. If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation of any amount to show your support, no amount is too small. Send a check to Sustainable Playland, PO Box 768, Rye, NY 10580 or buy your tickets online at www.sustainableplayland.org
With the March 10 deadline for the submission of creative proposals to the County for the turnaround of Playland Park fast approaching, SustainablePlayland is gratified that Dan Biederman, President, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures and Bryant Park Corporation as well as Tupper Thomas, ex-Administrator of Prospect Park and ex-President of the Prospect Park Alliance have agreed to consultant with the group. “Dan’s success in transforming Bryant Park into one of the greatest public spaces in the world, his experience with the 34th Street Partnership and projects all over the world give him unparalleled insight into creating and revitalizing parks and plazas. Tupper’s success in handing a lost treasure of wilderness and recreation back to the people of Brooklyn will be a tremendous asset to SPI’s efforts,” says, Dhruv Narain, President SPI.
Kim Morque , SPI Board Trustee, with his expertise in real estate revitalization and development has been instrumental in the definition of the space through balanced clustering of land use and worked with Doug McKean, Principal Architect to formulate SPI’s design-in-development.
Taking a “zonal-approach” SPI’s proposal will have an amusement zone anchored by the Westchester Childrens’ Museum in the North Bath house, a leisure zone comprised of seasonal cafes and restaurants, and a recreational zone with open green space for active and passive recreation. In addition, while maintaining the sanctity of Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary, SPI’s plan will refine the transition space between the current Amusement Park and the Wildlife Sanctuary so as to increase public access along Long Island Sound.
Please visit www.sustainableplayland.org for further information on Sustainable Playland’s Founders Circle, Executive Board of Trustees, Advisory Council and strategy for success.