Piedmont Beautification Foundation

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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