Developers: New Orleans can revive flood-damaged theme park

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Developers want to bring life back to a rusting and ghostly theme park on the edge of the swamps outside New Orleans more than 10 years after it was abandoned when Hurricane Katrina left it underwater.

On Tuesday, two groups of developers again urged the city to help them revive the site — once run by Six Flags and called the Jazzland amusement park.

The site remains abandoned, and vandals, trespassers and illicit parties are common there.

The developers are seeking financial help from the city and the Industrial Development Board, an agency that owns the land.

On Tuesday, board members said they wanted to see more financial commitment from the developers. Plans to revive the site have included making it an amusement park, outlet mall or sports complex.