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Nonprofit Takes Over Century-Old Carousel in Balboa Park

Nonprofit Takes Over Century-Old Carousel in Balboa Park

Times of San Diego, July 5th, 2017, by Chris Jennewein. The nonprofit Friends of Balboa Park announced Wednesday it has acquired and will take over operation of the century-old carousel in Balboa Park ...
Balboa Park Getting 14 New Trees in Honor of National Arbor Day

Balboa Park Getting 14 New Trees in Honor of National Arbor Day

Times of San Diego – Friends of Balboa Park recognized National Arbor Day on Friday by announcing plans to add 14 trees to San Diego’s iconic park ...
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USS Bennington oak grove now on Balboa Park map

And many other improvements, By Leorah Gavidor, April 20, 2017. More than 110 years after they were planted in Golden Hill, the trees in Bennington Memorial Oak Grove are getting a dose of proper decorum ...
Balboa Park’s Historic Gatehouses Restored to 1915 Splendor

Balboa Park’s Historic Gatehouses Restored to 1915 Splendor

Times of San Diego – Friends of Balboa Park celebrated Wednesday their restoration of the historic gatehouses that welcome visitors into the park on the west side of the Cabrillo Bridge ...
Plots of Love

Plots of Love

Show your affection for Balboa Park this Valentine’s Day with a gift of time or money… Download full article Here. Page 82 of San Diego Home and Garden ...
Betty Peabody - Champion of the Community

Betty Peabody – Champion of the Community

Champion of the Community Service Award of Excellence The Champion of the Community award honors and recognizes individuals or organizations who have contributed significant effort to influence and improve the quality of their community through parks and recreation. This statewide award recognizes the contributions of those who volunteer and provide ...
What's More Than A Century Old, Is New Again

What’s More Than A Century Old, Is New Again

Inside San Diego – Finalizing an historic restoration, work crews hoisted and positioned six light standards along Cabrillo Bridge ...
Champion for Balboa Park

A Champion for Balboa Park

Page 25, San Diego Downtown News ...
give-the-gift of poinsettias

Give the Gift of Poinsettias

NBC 7/39, Friends of Balboa Park invites people to give a holiday gift that will help fill the park with holiday cheer, By Catherine Garcia ...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

San Diego Magazine, November 2016, Garden in Balboa Park Have an actual hand (or, thumb) in beautifying Balboa Park with the Adopt a Plot program ...
Daily Business Report/Nov. 29, 2016

Daily Business Report/Nov. 29, 2016

Written by SD Metro Magazine in Daily Business Report ...
Friends of Balboa Park Supports the Plaza de Panama Project

Friends of Balboa Park Supports the Plaza de Panama Project

July 12, 2016 E-blast on Plaza de Panama Plan ...
9th annual arbor-day event

9th Annual Arbor Day Event

Page 12, Presidio Sentinel, May 2016, Vol. 17, No. 5w ...
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Balboa Park throws itself a garden party

San Diego Union Tribune, May 28th, by John Wilkins A year ago, Balboa Park had a garden party for the centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition ...
No One Can Find Balboa Park

No One Can Find Balboa Park

in Voice of San Diego, By Lisa Halverstadt ...
Balboa Park’s Gateway Gets a Water-Wise Beautification

Balboa Park’s Gateway Gets a Water-Wise Beautification

Times of San Diego, posted by Chris Jennewein, April 6, 2016 ...
San Diego’s landscape architecture pioneers keep the tradition alive

San Diego’s landscape architecture pioneers keep the tradition alive

San Diego Downtown News article, March 4th, 2016, by Delle Willett ...
Balboa Park: One of America's 6 best public spaces

Balboa Park: One of America’s 6 best public spaces

San Diego Union Tribune article by Roger Showley – September 30, 2015 ...
Ann Wilson does her part to preserve the legacy of Balboa Park

Ann Wilson does her part to preserve the legacy of Balboa Park

92009 Magazine Cover Story – August 6, 2015 ...
Guardians of the Park

Guardians of the Park

Betty Peabody chairs Friends of Balboa Park, one of many organizations working to keep the park alive and well into the next century – page 10 San Diego Metro Magazine August 2015 ...
Voice of San Diego Podcast Live: Balboa Park's Lengthy 'Honey-Do' List

Voice of San Diego Podcast Live: Balboa Park’s Lengthy ‘Honey-Do’ List

VOSD live podcast July 24, 2015: Tomas Herrera-Mishler of the Balboa Park Conservancy and Betty Peabody of Friends of Balboa Park talked with Voice of San Diego about the big issues facing San Diego’s crown jewel ...
Balboa Park's Garden Party for the people

Balboa Park’s Garden Party for the people

Saturday, May 9, 2015 San Diego Union Tribune article by Karla Peterson ...
Faulconer, Gloria Release Plans for 2015 Centennial

Faulconer, Gloria Release Plans for 2015 Centennial

Monday, October 13, City of San Diego press release ...
2015 San Diego County Fair Theme Revealed

2015 San Diego County Fair Theme Revealed

On Channel 7/39 by Monica Garske, September 24, 2014 ...
volunteers needed

Volunteers Sought for tending the gardens for the Park Centennial

Fox 5 Digital News – September 17, 2014 ...
San Diego County Fair Theme Revealed

San Diego County Fair Theme Revealed

A Fair to Remember – Official Press Release from City of San Diego and San Diego County Fair ...
Balboa Park: Ejemplo de Ahorro de Agua

Balboa Park: Ejemplo de Ahorro de Agua

Vida Latina San Diego – August 16, 2014 ...
Balboa Park Explores Creative Water Conservation Strategies

Balboa Park Explores Creative Water Conservation Strategies

San Diego Uptown News – August 1, 2014 ...
Students Return to Balboa Park, Fields Trips to Balboa Park Return

Students Return to Balboa Park, Fields Trips to Balboa Park Return

Union Tribune, by Maureen Magee – April 13, 2014 ...
Friends of Balboa Park Salute Volunteers

Friends of Balboa Park Salute Volunteers

San Diego Uptown News – November 8, 2013 ...
Balboa Park Conservancy and Balboa Park Central Announce Merger Plans

Balboa Park Conservancy and Balboa Park Central Announce Merger Plans

Conservancy-Central Merger Agreement press release_final ...
Community celebrates lily pond reopening

Community celebrates lily pond reopening

Restoration leaves Balboa Park jewel ‘better than before’ by Anthony King, San Diego Downtown News – March, 6, 2013 ...
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Crews Repair Balboa Park’s Lily Pond

NBC 7/39 San Diego – January 15, 2013 ...
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Balboa Park lily pond undergoes $19K in repairs

Union Tribune, by Jen Lebron Kuhney – August 20, 2012 ...
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Historic San Diego Lily Pond Repaired, Renovated Following Water Fight

San Diego residents donated $60,000 to help with repairs and renovations channel 4 Los Angeles, By Megan Tevrizian and R. Stickney ...
A Plan for the Park

A Plan for the Park

Union-Tribune Editorial Board article on May 8, 2011 ...
Change Balboa Park?

Change Balboa Park?

Planners and politicians have been talking for decades about the need to make people – not cars – paramount in the heart of Balboa Park. San Diego philanthropist Irwin Jacobs, the founder of Qualcomm Inc., has proposed a $40 million project that would remove traffic from the historic Plaza de ...
Visit one of these Friday for National Public Gardens Day

Visit one of these Friday for National Public Gardens Day

North County Times article by Pam Kragen ...
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“Jacobs to Zoo: I Wasn’t Planning on Solving Your Parking Woes”

Voice of San Diego article by Scott Lewis Irwin Jacobs responds to Zoo’s criticism of Plaza de Panama parking plan: ...
“Zoo: More Parking Needed, Yesterday”

“Zoo: More Parking Needed, Yesterday”

Voice of San Diego article by Scott Lewis Leaders of the San Diego Zoological Society have written a letter to Mayor Jerry Sanders and Qualcomm founder and philanthropist Irwin Jacobs sharply criticizing their vision to remake the center of the park and return the Plaza de Panama to pedestrian use ...
Nate’s Point dog owners voice opinions about water conservation measures.

Nate’s Point dog owners voice opinions about water conservation measures.

Unleashing Frustration Over Dog Park Budget Cuts ...
Friends of Balboa Park offer FREE WiFi from Information Kiosks

Friends of Balboa Park offer FREE WiFi from Information Kiosks

WiFi comes to Balboa Park:   Click here for press release ...
The Future of Balboa Park: Funding, Management and Governance:

The Future of Balboa Park: Funding, Management and Governance:

Click here for the final report adopted by the Balboa Park Committee and submitted to the mayor and city council ...
1935 California Pacific International Exposition:

1935 California Pacific International Exposition:

Click here for an interesting article about the 1935 Exposition. (Reprinted with permission from the book San Diego’s Balboa Park, by David Marshall, AIA. Available in bookstores and online at www.arcadiapublishing.com) ...
The History of the Botanical Building

The History of the Botanical Building

Botanical Building: Click here for “The History of the Botanical Building” by Paul Sirois, District Manager of Balboa Park in the January/February 2008 issue of California Garden, published by the San Diego Floral Association ...
The Soul of San Diego — Keeping Balboa Park Magnificent In its Second Century

The Soul of San Diego — Keeping Balboa Park Magnificent In its Second Century

Governing the Park:  Click here for this landmark study of Balboa Park by The Trust for Public Land ...
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Balboa Park Task Force

The Balboa Park Task Force is a Mayor-appointed volunteer advisory task force to develop recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on a new non profit public-benefit entity to work with the City’s Park and Recreation Department on fundraising and park management ...
It takes Vision to Reap the Benefits of a World's Fair

It takes Vision to Reap the Benefits of a World’s Fair

by Roger M Showley in the Union Tribune ...
Park of Promise

Park of Promise

SMOKESTACKS & GERANIUMS in Union Tribune  by  ROGER M. SHOWLEY   With a centennial looming, San Diego’s regional treasure deserves restoration and development ...
The World’s Best and Worst parks.

The World’s Best and Worst parks.

Project For Public Spaces:  www.pps.org In September 2004 Balboa Park was selected by Project For Public Spaces as one of the best parks in the world – one of only 9 in the United States so honored – and the best park west of New York City. Click here to ...
Great public spaces: Celebrating the best of America’s urban parks

Great public spaces: Celebrating the best of America’s urban parks

Project For Public Spaces:  www.pps.org In September 2004 Balboa Park was selected by Project For Public Spaces as one of the best parks in the world – one of only 9 in the United States so honored – and the best park west of New York City ...