About Us

Mission Statement:

We preserve Balboa Park’s legacy for future generations through park-wide projects.

Contact Information:

Friends of Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.232.2282
Fax: 619.330.2323
Email: info@friendsofbalboapark.org

History and Vision:

The Friends of Balboa Park was born out of the same commitment to civic-minded philanthropy that motivated San Diego’s leaders in the early part of the last century.  Founded in 1999 by a group of longtime park volunteers, our organization is dedicated to Balboa Park as a whole, initiating park-wide projects that transcend individual institutions and address human-scale needs.

Our vision is measured in acres and decades, manifested in activities that honor Balboa Park’s celebrated past, enhance its current place in the life of San Diego, improve access and lay the groundwork for a secure future. Our greatest successes are not always the most conspicuous: quietly identifying and meeting a need, seamlessly integrating a new feature into a historic setting, partnering with other organizations and public agencies to raise the park’s profile and give its interests a voice in city government.


Charter Members:

We are very grateful to our Charter Members, whose founding support made this organization possible. Click here for a list of these wonderful people.