Past Accomplishments of Friends of Piedmont Park
- Obtained a judicial ruling in Fulton County Superior Court, Atlanta, Georgia that the Piedmont Park Conservancy is subject to Georgia's Open Records Act.
- Led the public opposition to the proposal of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Piedmont Park Conservancy to build the parking deck. Even though a majority of the Atlanta City Council supported the parking deck, the effort was successful. The public learned about the parking deck proposal and convincingly voted against it. For example, 19 Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) opposed the parking deck, along with a majority of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, and a total of over 50 community organizations.
- Participant on the 2004 Piedmont Park Master Plan Advisory Committee.
- Successfully opposed the 1998 plan by the Piedmont Park Conservancy to build a large permanent structure on top of Piedmont Park's highest point and sell the naming rights to a private business.
- Preserved the "Circle of Trees" near the 12th Street Entrance.
- Successfully opposed the plan by the City of Atlanta to lease Piedmont Park during the 1996 Olympics to private businesses for merchandising and entertainment purposes. (The Park remained open to the public during the Olympics, and provided a green refuge for countless thousands of visitors, not to mention a practice area for athletes.)
- Successfully opposed the 1992 plan by the City of Atlanta to build a sewage treatment plant in Piedmont Park's 10th Street Meadow. (The plant was eventually built outside the Park boundaries, and does not interfere with Piedmont Park activities.)
- Cleaned and restored the Peace Monument at the 14th Street Entrance to the Park.
- Participated in the development of Special Events Guidelines for Piedmont Park.
- Developed the concept for and was the founding organization for the Piedmont Park Conservancy in 1992. Contributed our corporate status and our 501(c)(3) status to this new organization.
- Successfully opposed a plan by the City of Atlanta in the 1980s to operate helicopter tours of the City taking off and landing in Piedmont Park. (This would have required paving in the 10th Street Meadow.)
- Successfully opposed a 1978 plan by the City of Atlanta to fill the 10th Street Meadow with excavation debris and rubble from one of Atlanta's highway projects.
- Actively supported in the 1970s closing the roads in Piedmont Park to motorized vehicles.
- Started the tree mulching and tree maintenance initiative.
- Original organizer of Piedmont Park clean-ups.