The Berkeley Park Neighborhood Association (BPNA) was established in 1995 by a small group of residents interested in bringing neighbors together for common causes. At that time, Berkeley Park was not designated as an official neighborhood by the City of Atlanta and was considered a part of Underwood Hills, an official neighborhood of Atlanta, NPU-D and located west of Howell Mill Road.
Two residents, Gwen Langston and Alison Agnew, decided to start the BPNA with Gwen as president and Alison as secretary/treasurer. These two founding members started passing out a periodic newsletter and holding meetings at Fire Station #23. During 1995 and 1996, interest grew in the activities of the association from new arrivals as well as established residents.
In 1996, the group requested that the City’s Department of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Conservation recognize Berkeley Park as an official neighborhood of NPU-D. The request was acted upon by City Council and the NPU-D executive board. Berkeley Park became an official neighborhood of the City of Atlanta in the middle of 1996. This gave Berkeley Park representation on the NPU-D Executive board as one of seven neighborhoods within NPU-D.
The BPNA holds regular monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Services Center on Commerce Dr. The BPNA puts out a newsletter every month to remind residents and businesses to attend meetings and to keep everyone up-to-date as to what’s happening within the neighborhood. The Association invites and encourages everyone that lives or works within our boundaries to get involved with the BPNA.