Park Signage

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 the Park has had multiple uses.

Friends of Balboa Park researched and installed signs throughout Balboa Park describing the various buildings’ fascinating, multifaceted uses since 1915. This initial project inspired us to create similar signs for each historic building and site constructed for the 1915 Exposition.

We invite your participation through a special gift to help us underwrite the cost of a historical sign – $5,500. Friends of Balboa Park has been working diligently with the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department, the Committee of One Hundred, and historical researcher Nancy Carol Carter to create the language of history specific to that location. Sites of these signs are listed below:



Alcazar Garden

Balboa Park Carousel (Upcoming)

Cabrillo Bridge

California Quadrangle*

Casa de Balboa

Casa del Prado

House of Charm

House of Hospitality

Balboa Park Club

Park Administration Building (Museum of Man offices)

West Mesa*

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

* Currently in progress or scheduled to be completed soon!

For more information, please contact or call our office at (619) 232-2282.



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