The Plaza Shopping Center's centerpiece was a skating rink where you could go to cool off and watch people skate - or try to.
There were places to swim, like at Joe Brown park, where all types of recreation were available.
The Plaza Shopping Center opened to great acclaim in 1974.
Blight now is a mainstay in the East, where once stood vibrant businesses and a thriving community.
In this June 22, 2019 aerial photo, a roller coaster and concession buildings of the abandoned Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park are seen in New Orleans. The abandoned New Orleans amusement park that has stood empty since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 may finally be torn down. The Six Flags park never reopened after the levees failed and flooded the city with water. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says her office is targeting the site for demolition. (DroneBase via AP)
Another victim of Katrina, the former Six Flags Amusement Park has been locked up since the storm.