Balboa Park Summer Camp Brochures

BPECSummerCampBrochureCover4Web-2015Summer is here and the Park museums and organizations are accepting sign ups.  Click here to download our collaborative summer camp brochure which has all the information you need to register, including:

  • Collaborative half day camp offerings that coordinate lunch time supervision and coordination so that your child may spend the morning at one camp and the afternoon in another;
  • Contact information for registration with each camp description.
  • Published and funded by Friends of Balboa Park! Please contact us if you would like one mailed to you.




Butterfly Celebration Photos!

ButterflyRelease2015Hundreds 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!






Adopt-A-Plot Program Beautifies Balboa Park

MissionHillsGardenClubVolunteersDec2014Friends 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.

2015 Annual Awards Luncheon Date Announced!


The Friends of Balboa Park has announced that the 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon will take place Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Balboa Park Club. The Annual Awards Luncheon honors and celebrates exception visionaries and volunteers in Balboa Park.

Last year’s Annual Awards Luncheon celebrated Millennium  Award Honorees 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.

Water-Wise Program Elevates Conservation Efforts in the Park

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.