Since 1951, the Hoffmans operated the area’s premier authentic amusement park in Latham, NY. Generations of kids and their families regularly visited the Playland creating memories of fun times that are difficult to replicate in today’s world. After over 60 years, Ruth and Dave Hoffman announced that they would be retiring at the completion of the 2014 season. Over 20,000 area residents joined a group committed to save the Playland. After a year of potential interested parties came and went, the future was looking bleak.
Just as the rides were set to go to auction, another long time Albany business came to the rescue. Huck Finn’s Warehouse that has been filling area homes with brand name home furnishings for 50 years, decided it was time to start filling their hearts.
After months of working 24 hour days to make sure the park could be everything it has always been to the community, Huck Finn announced that it will be moving the park to their facility. The Huck Finn Playland will open for the 2015 season at the intersection of I90 and Route 787. Memories will continue at the Playland that Huck Finn calls the most authentic amusement park anywhere.