June 26, 2013
Help support the Bring Jazzland Back! campaign. A petition has been started at change.org to show community support of our plans. The City of New Orleans needs more family entertainment venues and attractions. The Jazzland Theme Park proposal, submitted by The Paidia Company, offers the most realistic option for redeveloping the former Six Flags site as it would re-use most of the existing infrastructure.
Why should you sign? Here are a few reasons given by those who already have:
"Some of my happiest memories with my sister were at Jazzland. Now we both have children and I would LOVE the opportunity to create more wonderful memories with our children." -- Alette H.
"NO needs more family friendly destinations to attract tourism, support the economy, create jobs, and beautify NO East. I have many fond memories of visiting Pontchartrain Beach and the former Jazzland and Six Flags. I hope to bring my own 4 children to enjoy a beautiful theme park right in our own backyard very soon. We bring our vacation dollars to Busch Gardens, Disney, and Universal. We'd love to "stay cation" right here in NO and support the local economy!" -- Jessica S.
"It's a part of our city's history and it deserves to be restored and preserved. Many people mention how they wish Ponchartrain Beach was still around, don't let this amusement park slip between our fingers as well." -- Alicia B.
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.