This park began with 3.05 acres as a partial purchase and partial donation in 1978; Clarence Thompson and his neighbors raised funds.
In 1997 .014 acres was added through a license agreement with the City of Champaign. Finally, that same year, .01 acres was added when the City of Champaign vacated part of the street.
The Greenbelt #1 park is considered to be the area surrounding the Phinney Branch Creek at Crescent Drive and Broadmoore Drive.
Greenbelt #1 Park includes part of the Roby Trail, which extends for 1.43 miles between Robeson Park and Wisegarver Park. It connects to the Simon Trail (.53 miles), and the Robeson Meadows Trail (2 miles).