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.

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.


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