Current Projects

California Tower Speaker Renovation Project
The Friends of Balboa Park Chime In Project Lead: David Marshall, AIA The tallest, perhaps most photographed structure in Balboa Park is the 208-foot tall California Tower. The ornate, Spanish-style monument was completed in 1914, ready to greet visitors to ...
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simulation
The entry gateways concept was precipitated by a decades-long, widely-agreed necessity to enhance visibility of Balboa Park’s boundaries and wayfinding elements for visiting patrons. The monument structures would be placed adjacent to sidewalks on both sides of a roadway and ...
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Bird Park
Bird Park, created by the realignment of Pershing Drive nearly twenty years ago, is tucked away at the extreme northeast corner of Balboa Park by Upas and 28th Street. Designed as a neighborhood park, it is in the shape of ...
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Bot Building Sign
Balboa Park’s unique history drives from its service to its community and its country through two World Wars and two Expositions, as well as varied Park uses in between and after these events. Hence, almost every building or site within ...
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sprinkler
Friends of Balboa Park published A Roadmap to Water-wise Parkland in Balboa Park: Optimizing Water Use by 2020 – A Call to Action in May, 2012 and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Everyone understands the concept of working together ...
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Zoro Garden
We are committed to the preservation of the park’s canyons, lawns, gardens, and wildlife habitats to ensure an ecologically sound and sustainable natural system. Friends funded the installation and re-dedication of the Zoro Garden in 2008, together with the San ...
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