Boomers Entertainment Park will be torn to pieces after the city demolished two sections of it, according to the Associated Press.
Boomers will be replaced by a park at the New Orleans Aquarium, which is expected to open later this year.
“The boomer generation has grown up with the aquarium, so they’ve grown up in this park,” park superintendent Chris Hinton told the AP.
“I think the park is going to be a part of them forever.”
The park was built in the mid-1950s.
It’s located in the city’s New Orleans Square neighborhood, which was once home to the Louisiana Purchase.
The park has an amusement park and a shopping center.
A separate, larger park at Orleans Park in New Orleans will be built.
The AP reports the park was slated to be demolished on Friday.
Hinton said the city was not yet in the final stages of demolition.
The Associated Press says construction crews will begin the process this week to begin dismantling the park.
“We are still getting our permit,” Hinton, who will be in charge of the demolition, told the Associated Post.
“Our construction crews are still on the job.
We have a lot of time left to do it, and we’ll be ready for the first day of work.”
The Associated Post reports demolition crews were able to pull apart the park’s main section, but it took them several hours to completely demolish the second section.
The second section of the park, which opened in 1960, will be closed for more than a year as it is demolished.