Arbor Day in Balboa Park!

Event - IThe public is invited to celebrate Arbor Day in Balboa Park on Friday, April 24, 2015.  12 American Tulip trees will be planted with volunteer help from local area students.  A brief ceremony is planned for 10:00 a.m. followed by the tree planting at 10:45 a.m.   The location will be at the War Memorial Building, 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA. 92101 . Click here for more information on Arbor Day.

Share your stories of Balboa Park for “A Tapestry of Time”

Please share with us what you or your family remembers about Balboa Park.  We want to tell future generations of your role in building the rich heritage of the Park.  We plan to publish the collection in a new volume of “A Tapestry of Time.”  Click here to download “A Tapestry of Time” Volume I – a rich history of Balboa Park as told through people’s memories of the Park from the Expositions in 1915 and 1935 which were collected and published by Betty and Homer Peabody in 1997 .  Click here for more information about how you can submit new stories.  Thank you!

Postcard courtesy of David Marshall

Balboa Park Family Activity Guide Now Available!

The Family Guide is designed with YOU in mind!  We hope you will stay longer and play more by doing these activities while visiting Balboa Park with your family.  There are activities for nine museums and twelve outdoor areas in Balboa Park.  Have fun exploring the museums and free outdoor gardens.  For some of the activities you will need a pencil, but for all of them you will definitely need your wonderful imagination.  The guide is a project of the Informal Curriculum Experience (I.C.E.) sub-committee of the Balboa Park Educators’ Council (BPEC).  Printed copies will be available at the Visitors Center, thanks to support from Balboa Park Central.  Have fun, be creative, and PLAY!  Click here to download a complete guide.

Friends of Balboa Park photo gallery

Check out our photo gallery to view photos from our past events including:

  • Oct 21, 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon
  • Arbor Day 2014
  • Zoro Garden Volunteer Event April 2014
  • Butterfly Release 2014
  • Oct 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon

Plaza de Panama Update

On  July 9, by a vote of 6-1, the City Council approved the plan to remove cars from the Plaza de Panama.  For more information on the project, please visit the official website of the Plaza de Panama project.