NEWTOWNVILLE, N.Y. – Although Albany County officials pushed for talks between two local parks, Great Escape will not be taking over Hoffman’s Playland.
Earlier this week David Hoffman, the owner of Hoffman’s Playland, met with leaders and Great Escape officials to talk about the possibility of the Lake George Amusement Park taking over the Latham playland.
In June, it was announced that the family run park would be closing down when the owner’s plan to retire. The community took to Facebook in hopes of saving the family-friendly summer staple with an online movement .
The Great Escape announced on Thursday that they will not purchase the playland. They stated: “We recognize the historical significance of Hoffman’s Playland to families in the Capital Region; however, we are not pursuing the purchase and/or operation of this property.”
News10’s Jennifer Lee will bring you more on this story later today.