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Roxborough: Family, Community, and Nature Since 1690  
“The Roxborough Development Corporation is a community-driven organization dedicated to provide a safe, clean environment, quality shopping, recreational and entertainment experience”.  
History  
The first Swede to come to Manatawney, a native American trail leading to Barren Hill, was Peter Lindstrom, in 1656. In 1680, the Court of Upland in England appointed Peter Rambo (a local Swede) to be in charge of maintaining the Manatawana. William Penn visited the area in 1682 and was amazed at how well organized the plantations in Manatawana were. The name was changed in 1690 to Roxburgh and incorporated in 1707 as Roxborough”.  
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12th Annual Rockin' the Ridge Car Show and May Fair
Celebrate the 12th Annual Rockin' the Ridge Car Show and Gorgas Park May Fair on Saturday May 10, 2014. The 12th Annual Car Show will feature 150 classic cars from various makes and models. There will also be games for the kids inside the park including a moon bounce and face painting.

 

Leverington Gathering Place
A recent Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grant will allow stormwater best management practices to be installed at the vacant asphalt lot at 6170 Ridge Avenue. Existing asphalt will be removed and replaced with pervious concrete grid pavers. Additionally, a rain garden, stormwater runoff controls and native trees and shrubs will be installed as part of this parklet project. Check back soon for updates.


Why is Roxborough a great place to live?
Did you ever tell a friend, Roxborough is a great place without providing specific examples? Please consult our community fact sheet to guide your conversation.

 

 

Roxborough Heritage Action Plan
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area selected the Roxborough Development Corporation to develop a Heritage Action Plan (HAP) for the Roxborough neighborhood. To view a copy of the HAP's goals click the image below.



Roxborough Dog Park Association Formed
The newly formed Roxborough Dog Park Association aims to create a fenced-in, off leash Dog Park on Mitchell Street between Shurs Lane and Pensdale Avenue. For more information or to get involved visit www.roxboroughdogpark.com.


 

 

 



 
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The Roxborough Development Corporation is requesting bids from printing companies to create a booklet that contains essential information for the residential and business community in Roxborough. To view a copy of the RFP click here.

 

 


 
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