Rockaways' Playland was an amusement park located on Beach 98th Street in Rockaway Beach in the Borough of Queens, New York City, at Beach 98 Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the beachfront. It was opened in 1902 by William Wainwright and was closed permanently in 1987. 
It was closed as a result of rising insurance premiums which went from 50,000 in 1985 to 408,000 in 1986.  A housing development now occupies Playland's site.
- Playland photos
- 1980 aerial view of Playland
- Rockaways' Playland at the Roller Coaster DataBase
- Gottlock, Barbara and Wesley; Lost Amusement Parks of New York City; History Press (2013); p. 85-90 w/ additional images.