• History

    Over Fifty Years of Service to the Piedmont Community

    Since  its incorporation on May 21, 1964, the Piedmont Beautification  Foundation has contributed wholly or partially to the completion of the  following projects, pursuing its goal of improving and maintaining the  properties of the City of Piedmont.
     

    2014 - 16  PHS Eileen Rohmer  Memorial Garden* Piedmont City Hall Renovation Project, including  PBF/PHS City Hall Monitor * Dedicated funds to the Linda/Kingston  Triangle Project*LED Lights for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    2012-14  Lower Grand Avenue Lantern and Garden Lighting * Construction of  Ramona/Ronada traffic triangle * Dracena Park Bridge restoration *  Shapiro Family Matching Fund Campaign for the PBF Endowment

    2010-12  Total Restoration of Japanese Tea House * Complete funding of design  and construction of new Jean Brown Wolfe deck and garden for the  Japanese Tea House  *  Moonlighting of Tea House Oak tree

    2008-10  Dedication of Magee Overlook and Piedmont Centennial Grove with  commemorative plaques * Moonlighting of oaks at Overlook in memory of  Frances Bishopric * Installation of Highland Way Bus Shelter garden *  Pathway paving in upper Dracena Park * Bufano bear sculpture repair and  lighting in Crocker Park

    2006-08 Major donation to Exedra Plaza  Phase III Project (path to overlook and overlook) * Piedmont Centennial  Signs Project donation * Crocker Park replanting * Renovated lights for  Holiday Tree including a treetop star in honor of Piedmont’s Centennial *  Plantings in Hall Fenway in honor of Frances Bishopric’s hundredth  birthday and in memory of Anne Sutton * Funding of Magee Overlook

    2004-06  Major donation toward Dracena Park Children’s Play Area * Repair to  Exedra Plaza tiles * Replica of historic Piedmont Park Faux Bois Bench  installed in City Hall Plaza * Donation to Piedmont Centennial Historic  Walk

    2002-04 Exedra Plaza completed * Campaign for Dracena  Children’s Play Area * Exedra Plaza Donor Plaques and stairway lighting  installed

    2000-02 Wildwood Avenue Entrance to Piedmont Park  planting * Exedra Plaza design initiated and campaign begins, including  Matthew and Marianne Lempres Memorial Fountain * Crocker Park plantings,  benches and restoration of Bufano bear sculpture

    1998-2000 PBF  Spring Newsletter initiated * construction of Mountain/Highland traffic  triangle * Wildwood School Parents Landscaping Project * William F.  Kennelly Skate Park

    1996-98 Highland (near Guilford) bus shelter re-landscaping * Signage and plaque for Native Plant Demonstration Garden

    1994-96  California Native Plant Demonstration Garden near Community Hall *  Community Hall Kitchen Renovation * Crocker Park Wrought Iron Benches *  Piedmont Historical Photograph Collection, Phase II * Archival Slide  Show and Video

    1992-94 Linda Park Landscape Design and Path *  Piedmont Park Oak Trees and Ferns * First PBF Endowment Brochure mailing  * Community Hall landscaping * James Nutting Memorial Bench Landscaping  in Dracena  Park

    1990-92 Community Hall Window Treatments,  Consoles and Mirrors * Mardie Kimbal Memorial Rhododendron Garden near  Guilford Road * New Hall Fenway planting and irrigation * State Urban  Stream Renewal Grant to restore Piedmont Springs Creek (historically,  Bushy Dell Creek) * Catherine M. Witter Memorial Magnolia at Community  Hall circle * PBF Endowment Fund established * Main Park Tot Lot * Main  Park Irrigation * Alice Eubanks Memorial Triangle Garden

    1988-90  Civic Center Landscape Project Completion * Constitutional Bicentennial  Rock Wall, Oak Trees and Plaque * Ralph Marinelly Memorial Garden at  Jerome Triangle * Highland Bus Shelter (near Mountain Avenue) and  Piedmont Park Entrance Landscaping * Wildwood Children’s Play Area  Benches * Memorial Bench Program initiated * Fairview, Grand and San  Carlos Medians Landscaping

    1986-88 Beach School Landscape Garden  Project * City Hall Benches and Fountain* City Hall and Veteran’s  Building Landscape Maintenance * Main Park Renovation Initiated * Carol  Parker Bryan Memorial Garden and Bench at Hall Fenway * Herman Nichols  Memorial Hall Fenway Planting *

    1984-86 Exedra Lighting * Civic  Center Landscaping Project initiated * Piedmont Historic Photograph  Collection, Phase I * Civic Center Landscaping Project, Phases I and II *  New lights for Holiday Tree Lighting

    1982-84 Exedra Iron Gates  Restoration * Frank Adams Memorial Community Center Planter  * William  Marks Memorial Exedra Planting * Civic Center Landscaping Project Design  *

    1980-82 Piedmont High School Landscaping * Major tree pruning  in Main Park * Marie Veitch Memorial Stone Base for Bufano bear  sculpture * Crocker Park Bench Repair * Cherry Walk irrigation * New  path from Tea House to Community Hall Plaza * Exedra structural and  decorative repair and restoration by Manuel Palos *

    1978-80  Dracena Park Landscaping * Piedmont High School Landscaping Plan and  Installation * Tea House Garden and Dry Pond * Hall Fenway replanting  (due to drought)* Bufano “Bear With Nursing Cubs” dedicated in Crocker  Park * First Dracena Tot Lot

    1976-78 Tea House area and redwood  deck * Herbert I. Dunn Memorial Extension of Cherry Walk to Highland  Avenue * Cemetery Wall along Moraga Avenue Planting, Irrigation,  Drainage (ongoing – 10 years)* Memorial Trees Program initiated * Irene  R. Henshaw Memorial Highland/Sheridan Triangle

    1974-76 Tea House  donated to City by School Board * Community Hall Renovation *Fourth of  July Raffle initiated * Tea House area design * Crocker Park landscaping  * Highland Avenue Bus Shelter (near Guilford) construction as Irene  Henshaw Memorial * Community Hall Kitchen Renovation * Cemetery Wall  planting plan

    1972-74 Community Hall Canopies * City Hall Flower Beds * Re-Landscaping of Crocker Park, Phases I and II

    1970-72  Cherry Walk in Piedmont Park Landscaping * Linda Park Benches * Blue  Vase Triangle Planting * Chestnut Trees planted on Highland Avenue *  Mrs. Mark Noble Memorial Liquidambars at Beach School * Havens School  Trees

    1968-70 Christmas (Holiday) Tree Greeting Fund Initiated *  Community Center and Cherry Walk Exterior Lighting Design and  Installation * First Community Christmas Tree Lighting (1969) – Holiday  Tree Lighting after 1990 * Cherry Walk Memorial Plaque * Community  Center plantings

    1966-68 Community Center Circular Bed and Steps,  design and planting * Mrs. Paul St. Sure Memorial Piedmont Park Cherry  Walk Sundial * Piedmont Court Circle Renovation

    1964-66 Susan G.  and Herbert E. Hall Memorial Redesign of Hall Fenway and plaque * New  Stairs and Entrance to Pool Area of Recreation Center
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