Check it out just behind an OC Transpo bus shelter at the park entrance on Riverdale Avenue.
In May of 2021, the massive rock was the focus of a speedy and successful neighbourhood lobby campaign.
Save the Bellwood Boulder! was the rallying cry behind the campaign, organized by email chains and word of mouth in Old Ottawa South after it was dug up on Bellwood Avenue.
A petition urged the city to consider the historical, educational and scientific value of the big rock and to save it from being smashed and carted away with construction debris.
The boulder was discovered earlier this spring when city crews began a sewer construction project in the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Crews at the time estimated it to weigh between 10 and 14 tonnes.
A mineralogist said the boulder was likely a glacial erratic — a rock deposited in the area by moving glaciers a long time ago. It was estimated to be about a billion years old and sitting in the same spot for more than 10,000 years.