Community | Local Businesses
June 21, 2013
During our design process, we took our mission question, "How can we do this so that it benefits the people?" and applied it to overall operations. We looked at the retail space, food & beverage, administration and the day-to-day needs of the park.
For the retail spaces, sure, we'll have your typical theme park souvenirs. As many of those as possible will be sourced from local companies. We will also have your not-so-typical merchandise. We are partnering with local small businesses, such as NOYO Designs, so that we can have their products on our shelves. We will also be providing co-op space for area artists and craftsmen to sell their family-friendly artwork.
For the food & beverage areas, we will be working with local "up-and-coming" young chefs. We will also look again to local small businesses like Sweets & Eats Cupcakes to help supply our over-the-counter sales.
Running a theme park requires all the same services and suppliers as any other large company. We will turn to local small businesses to help with administrative functions and needs. This will include businesses that you may not think as being able to directly participate. For example, we plan to work with a locally owned Anytime Fitness franchise to provide gym memberships as part of our employee benefit package.
We are continuing to look for more opportunities that will allow the park to become an even greater asset to the community.
Who to Contact:
- Mayor Mitch Landrieu
- Councilmember-at-Large Stacy Head
- Councilmember-at-Large Jason Williams
- District A Susan Guidry
- District B LaToya Cantrell
- District C Nadine Ramsey
- District D Jared Brossett
- District E James Gray
The Jazzland Proposal
The Paidia Company submitted a proposal to re-open the park as a true celebration of Louisiana by connecting the dots of community, history, identity, and artistry in a living testimonial to our spirit and pride. Additionally, we propose to add a water park and movie back lot to the site.
This proposal for Jazzland includes locally owned businesses and is working with area youth organizations to offer internship programs and art & music education programs at the park.
Why Save Jazzland?
Families of New Orleans would like to be able to bring their children to the park again. The City is trying to attract more tourist by showing them that there is more to the City than Bourbon Street. Jazzland is a perfect fit to add to that campaign and to attract more families to visit.
The infrastructure is already there for it to be a THEME PARK. Historically, the park attracted over 800,000 guests annually while operating seasonally and competing with Astroworld. Today, the closest regional park is over 450 miles away and we plan to operate year-round.