SDG&E Environmental All Stars, together with Friends of Balboa Park and the Park and Recreation Department are hosting a volunteer event Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 am to 1pm at Balboa Park – Morley Field. Meet at the parking lot at Upas St. and Texas St for a brief program and kickoff followed by activities including centennial basket planting, planting, mulching, and trails cleanup. Click here for a map with meeting location and parking information. Click here to download a flyer. To register for this event, call the Park & Rec. Volunteer Office: 619-533-4017 or SDVolunteer@sandiego.gov.
The Friends of Balboa Park’s Annual Awards Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Balboa Park Club to honor and celebrate with exceptional visionaries and volunteers in Balboa Park. This year’s Millennium Award Honorees were Jerry Sanders and Rana Sampson. Click here to view our online photo galleries of the event. For more information about the event, including links to an event program, click here.
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 will work with us 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 will help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information click here .
Friends of Balboa Park have responded to San Diego’s critical water shortage by initiating the Water-Wise Program for Balboa Park – a plan that will help achieve environmental sustainability. The Friends are leading the effort by raising funds to “smartscape” acres of land with drought tolerant plants, install water-saving irrigation and high-tech irrigation controllers, and study and implement water-reclamation systems.In addition, an important water and irrigation mapping project is underway which will bring immediate benefit to water conservation efforts in the Park. Click here for more information.
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Mingei International Museum: Surf Craft through 1/11/2015
People have made surfboards for centuries. Standing alone, these boards are often striking examples of functional design. Together, they tell a compelling story about the evolution of an important American art form. Traditional craft, cutting-edge engineering and minimalist art converge in the Museum’s new exhibition devoted to surfboards built from the late 1940s to the present day. On exhibit now through 1/11/2015.