Piedmont Park History Trail

Piedmont Park History Trail (HM1DEC)

Location: Piedmont, CA 94611 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.481', W 122° 13.93'

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A Special Gift for Piedmont's 100th Anniversary

In 1867 the pink mineral springs which oozed from Bushy Dell Canyon began to attract visitors to Piedmont Park and the surrounding community. Generation after generation the park has changed to reflect the community that surrounds it, creating layers of history.

As the City of Piedmont neared its 100th birthday, a public/private partnership was developed to preserve the history of Piedmont Park through a two-part project. First the historic sulfur springs grotto which had fallen into disrepair was restored. Designer Mark Feldkamp save the remnants of the grotto built by Frank C. Havens in the 1890s and created a permanent plaza seating area which joins the grotto to a nearby waterfall and fern garden.

The second phase of the project is a self-guided walking tour through the park. Illustrated signs tell stories about the park's history through vintage photographs, antique postcards, original documents and quotations from those who visited the park over the years.

This project was made possible by

City of Piedmont

Nancy F. McEnroe, Mayor · Abe Friedman, Vice Mayor · Dean Barbieri · John Chiang · Garrett Keating

Piedmont Beautification Foundation
Piedmont Garden Club
Piedmont Historical Society
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Placed ByPiedmont Beautification Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 567574 N 4186641
Decimal Degrees37.82468333, -122.23216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.481', W 122° 13.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 28.86" N, 122° 13' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Highland Ave, Piedmont CA 94611, US
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