Friends of the Roxborough Greenbelt

What is the Roxborough Greenbelt?

The Roxborough Greenbelt is 3 hectares of greenspace bordered by Kingsmount Blvd. and Riverside Dr., and running from Winchester Dr. to Junction Creek (in Sudbury, Ontario).  It is a healthy successional forest of birch, poplar and maple on the east end, and poplar, alder and willow on the west end.  Many wildlife live in and use this habitat.  People of all ages walk, play and connect to nature.  About 400m of  foot trails are well used year-round.

The Story

This land was privately owned and slated for development. Developing these lots would have involved extensive blasting and alteration of the landscape.  Very few trees would have been spared.

Treasured as a local greenspace, providing valuable habitat, and protecting the health of Junction Creek, the Roxborough Greenbelt was too important to lose.  The neighbourhood organized to save it.

After a three year community effort, including raising $50,000, the Roxborough Greenbelt became protected as a natural park, in March 2009. 

Join us

The Roxborough Greenbelt is a beloved natural park and gathering space. 

Do you live in the neighbourhood?  Join us in stewardship activities, and in neighbourhood activities.  Easter egg hunts, spooky Hallowe’en walks, and removing invasive species from along the creek are some of our regular activities.

To receive e-mail notices, contact Naomi at grant_naomi [at]

You can also follow the neighbourhood Facebook page

Coming up

Swap Don’t ShopSat, May 25, 10-2. Put any useable items you no longer need out in your walkway or driveway for others to enjoy. Take a walk around the neighbourhood, catch up on news, and maybe find a new treasure!  To add your address to the map of swap locations, submit it here

Neighbourhood Potluck Picnic, Sunday, June 23, 5pm. On the mountain meadow (just off the St. Nicholas path).

Invasive species pull – Summer workday, Sun, July 7, 1pm. Meet at the Roxborough entrance (Roxborough & Winchester).