Rockaways Playland

Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA

Closed 1987

The Disappointed Tourist: Rockaway’s Playland, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Playland in Rockaway! Everyone who knew it misses it and I live not more than a block from where it stood with a clear view of the site. Eva D. 

Rockaways’ Playland was an amusement park that operated from 1902 to 1987 in Rockaway Beach in Queens. It closed as a result of rising insurance premiums.