Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is proposing to create a "one of a kind" permanent amusement park in the city.
He says the City is in discussions with architects and developers, and they hope to partner with investors to make the vision a reality.
Mayor Turner released this statement:
“It is a priority of my administration to always promote Houston as a world class city. To that end, I am proposing to create a one of a kind permanent amusement park in the City of Houston. This venue would serve as an entertainment destination for local families and attract interest from a global audience.
“I first discussed the idea a few years ago and it recently gained momentum through my conversations with Grammy -nominated performer Travis Scott, whose album and concert tour pay homage to Astroworld, Houston's former theme park.
“The City is currently in discussions with architects and developers and we hope to partner with investors who have an interest in making this vision a reality.
“Houston is a great city that offers many wonderful seasonal events and attractions. A permanent amusement park would create year-round opportunities."