We checked out Piedmont Park (in the town of Piedmont near Oakland, not the Piedmont neighborhood of Oakland.) The positives are that there is lots of street parking and it is a very pretty, small park for walking around or sitting on the benches and enjoying the east bay sunshine. The negatives are that the bathroom was super gross and the playground is pretty small. I wouldn’t venture to this park for the park’s sake but I would for the neighborhood.
We took a really lovely stroller walk hosted by East Bay Moms and it was great. It was a ninety minute loop through the Piedmont gentle hills amongst beautiful mansions. I love looking at rambling homes and seeing the lawns and gardens. If seeing displays of wealth like that is not your thing, steer clear of Piedmont. But if it is fun for you like it is for me I highly recommend a stroller walk that could end with a picnic lunch at Piedmont playground.