Completed Projects

Persian Carpet Garden 2016
The Persian Carpet Garden has been a part of Balboa Park since the 1915 Exposition. This narrow garden tucked between the Casa de Balboa and the House of Hospitality is ...
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Gate Houses
Installed for the 1915 Panama-California World Exposition, the gate houses were part of the grand entry way. After the year-long exposition, the gate was removed and the small structures were ...
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Park Boulevard Median Project 2016
The Park Boulevard Medians have been revamped in consideration of the water usage reductions throughout Southern California. This new landscape is estimated to save approximately 500,000 gallons of water each ...
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Nate’s Point Dog Park Improvements 2016
Friends of Balboa Park helped with Improved fencing to ensure safety at Nate’s Point Dog Park and partially funded a human and dog drinking fountain at Morley Field Dog Park ...
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Balustrades at El Cid are Completed 2015
Friends of Balboa Park proudly announces the completion of the Balustrades at El Cid Project. The $60,000 project replaced the crumbling balustrades and sidewalk with new footings, created a sidewalk ...
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Restored Historic Fountains, (2005, 2015)
Restored Historic Fountains and balustrades in front of the Botanical Building from 1915 historical photos and blueprints. Click here for restoration story board ...
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Cabrillo Bridge Rehab and Retrofit Project 2015
Caltrans, in conjunction with the City of San Diego completed the rehabilitation and retrofit project of the Cabrillo Bridge over State Route 163. Caltrans rang in the new Year by ...
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New Kiosks in the Park 2014
Friends of Balboa Park, together with our partner Kiosk Arts, finished installation of two new kiosks this fall.  Click here to view a map of all five locations. Look for our ...
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Lily Pond Repairs & Restoration 2013
In August 2012 as many as 1,000 revelers took part in the “2nd Annual Midnight Water Gun Fight in Balboa Park” that resulted in $19,000 damages to the park’s historic ...
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6th Avenue Park Renovation 2012
6th Avenue Playground Enhancement Project Completed in March of 2012, the 6th Avenue Playground opened again with a brand new play structure. The project, which is consistent with the Balboa ...
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Light the Way 2008
We are committed to projects that protect park users through enhanced security, parking, and lighting. Light the Way contributes to park visitor safety and security and is reducing Balboa Park ...
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