Our Mission

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

History & Vision

Founded in 1999 by a group of longtime volunteers, Friends of Balboa Park is dedicated to initiating projects that transcend individual institutions and address human-scale needs throughout Balboa Park. 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, and improve access and lay the groundwork for a secure future.

Our greatest successes include:

Quietly identifying and meeting a need

Seamlessly integrating a new feature into an historic setting

Partnering with other organizations and public agencies to raise Balboa Park’s profile

Giving Balboa Park’s interests a voice in city government