Map above of 1839 shows land developments and promotions.
However, many people preferred getting out on the water on pilings as shown in 1875 photo at right.
After the West End 17th Street Canal amusements were blown away, Old Spanish Fort became the next Amusement Park followed by another which lasted just a few years before Pontchartrain Beach (as we know it) became the last on the Lake front other than the one that was at Lincoln Beach for a few years.
Milneburg -- now, the foot of Elysian Fields, was a long time summer weekend entertainment spot where many of the early Jazz musicians played.
Laugh in the Park, Ride in the Dark
Up, Up, and Away on the Zepher