The 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.
Hundreds of screaming children delighted in the flight of Painted Lady butterflies as they were released into Zoro Garden March 15, 2015 for the Annual Butterfly celebration. Families enjoyed crafts, storytelling, educational displays and dance performances hosted by our Park friends including San Diego Floral Association, World Beat Center, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and theNAT Click on the image at left to view more photos of the event. Thank you to all who participated!
Balboa Park is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition which put San Diego on the map. Our park ‘friends’ are hosting wonderful exhibits and events which celebrate, elevate, and promote the Park’s rich cultural heritage. Click here for the latest information on what’s happening around the Park. Click on the image at left to see the wonderful New Year’s Eve kickoff celebration procession and concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
Click here to view the Current Exhibits and Performances.
Marston House Museum: Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935, The Making of the Dream City
In partnership with the San Diego AIA Preservation Committee, the architects, designers, and landscape architects of the two expositions will be showcased. The work of over 20 of the most significant designers will be presented with an exhibition of drawings and photographs with accompanying publications, lectures, and architectural tours.
Continues through November 30
Friends of Balboa Park is proud to be initiating the new Adopt-A-Plot Program with the City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department for the 2015 Centennial. Professional landscape designers, horticulture and garden societies, businesses and volunteers are working to create new landscapes for key areas of Balboa Park including popular gardens in the Central Mesa, and many more acres of parkland in need of refurbishment. These projects help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information, click here.