The Preservation Foundation’s 38th Annual Dinner Dance will be held in Bradley Park. As the location of the Foundation’s most recent town-serving project, the waterfront green space is a fitting place for the Foundation to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary. The landmarked park was gifted to the town by Colonel E. R. Bradley and was once the site of Bradley’s Beach Club gambling casino. Today, Bradley Park is a physical reminder of his generosity and the Foundation’s enduring efforts to protect and celebrate the heritage and beauty of Palm Beach.
Completed in December of 2017, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s $2.7 million beautification project activates a formerly underutilized 4.4-acre public park located on the town’s historic main street and showcases its historic and natural features. Formerly the location of Colonel E. R. Bradley’s Beach Club and personal residence, the land was donated to the town in 1946. The Gilded Age buildings were demolished with the exception of the historic tea house and Artemis fountain. Previously lacking a comprehensive landscape design, the refreshed park is now a gathering place and a source of pride for the community that marks the northernmost entrance to the town. The project encompasses every aspect of the Preservation Foundation’s mission to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage and unique scenic quality of Palm Beach.