Demolition Begins At Former Woodhaven Park In Rome
Demolition has begun at the former Woodhaven Park location in Rome. Hundreds of houses are currently being torn down.
Originally, these homes were beautiful and full of families. Woodhaven Park was the home of many workers stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base. Once the base closed in 1995, the need for base housing ended. Families moved on to other assignments, and the houses lay abandoned.
According to the Rome Daily Sentinel, Bronze Contracting of Remsen is in charge of the demolition of the homes at the price tag of a $1,295,000 contract. They are expected to be done by the end of this construction season. The work will clear the complex as part of a 100-acre area the city is intent on redeveloping. The city has been taking input from the community on what should take these homes places.
Back in June of 2016, Big Frog 104 was lucky enough to tour the park that has been, and currently, closed to the public. We did not enter any of the homes, per the Mayors orders. The homes aren't even safe to be near. We did however walk up driveways, and hold our cameras into some windows. This is what we documented.
Once again, DO NOT ENTER Woodhaven Park. There is a strict no trespassing law enforced, and you will deal with the police if you enter the park. Do Not Go In.