HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that it's in the "early stages of long-range planning" for redeveloping the AstroWorld property. The AstroWorld property is currently being used to provide additional parking for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Six Flags AstroWorld was first opened on June 1, 1968. AstroWorld was sold to the Six Flags Corporation in 1975. AstroWorld was the fourth park to be included in the Six Flags family of theme parks, and it was the first park to be purchased by that company instead of being built.
Cowley released this statement to discuss the plans for the nostalgic Houston theme park's space:
We are in the early stages of our long-range planning for the 102 acres at 610 lot. Currently, the location is providing additional parking for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and, as part of the long-range plan, we are discussing how the space can contribute to our mission of agriculture. All plans are entirely conceptual at this point but discussions have included building an event space that would enhance our annual Show and provide a year-round presence that could serve multiple purposes including educational exhibits, committee meeting space, fundraiser and event locations.