and the surrounding area
Piedmont Beautification has been involved from 1964 to the present with improvements to the Community Hall area, making it one of the most popular areas to stroll through or rent for special occasions.
During the late 1960’s, the Cherry Walk was created, landscaped, lit for evening safety, irrigated, planted and improved with a sundial. The architecture and security of the area was enhanced with the design and implementation of steps toward the center circle. Due to its popularity, the Cherry Walk was extended the length of Highland Avenue in the park.
The circular driveway was enhanced with the planting of the large Witter Magnolia tree in 1990-1992 and the dogwoods surround the entrance were added in 2018 in honor of Nancy Hodgekinson. Additional landscaping renovation projects have maintained the beauty of the area surrounding Community Hall.
Over a two year period, 1996-1998, PBF created an educational California native plant garden in the area behind the Community Hall. The signage, plaques and weeding of this demonstration garden continue to be maintained on an annual basis by Piedmont Garden Club.
Internally, the Community Hall kitchen was twice renovated in 1974 and again in 1998. Drapes, mirrors, consoles and canopies were also updated.
As a holiday tradition, PBF hosts an annual tree lighting ceremony, installing colorful LED lights on the redwood tree located across from the Community Hall. The community gathers at the Community Hall, enjoying holiday carols, hot chocolate and spiced cider, and a special visit from Santa and his elves. This has become a treasured family and community affair.