Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2015, Balboa Park is an expansive 1,200-acre urban cultural park in the heart of San Diego. After hosting the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, the park became a national historic landmark with a dozen museums, restaurants, theaters and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Often referred to as the Smithsonian of the West, Balboa Park has … [Read more...] about Forecast: Historic Highs. Balboa Park is home to scenic open spaces and historic venues.
The San Diego History Center has been hard at work on a documentary about the history of Balboa Park. The joint venture with the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) is funded in part by a grant through the Tourism Marketing District, the San Diego History Center, and private donors. With a premiere date of December 2014, the film will provide a platform for the SDTA to … [Read more...] about Balboa Park Documentary Premiere Set for Dec. 9th
The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is about to become one of the largest public Japanese-style gardens in the United States. Nine acres of Gold Gulch Canyon will complement the existing two-acre site in Balboa Park. Completion is anticipated by 2014, just in time for the Park’s 2015 Centennial celebration. Slated for construction are a camellia and azalea garden, … [Read more...] about Nine-Acre Garden Expansion Underway