Balboa Park


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Balboa Park

Address:1549 El Prado
Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone:619-239-0512
Fax:619-525-2254
Web: www.balboapark.org
Size: 1,172 acres.
Location:Downtown San Diego.
Facilities:Picnic areas, restaurants and concessions, visitor center, pool, botanical gardens, art galleries, playgrounds, athletic fields, municipal gymnasium, tennis club, golf complex, activity center (badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and other sports activities).
Activities:Hiking, biking, swimming, bicycling, golf, tennis, lawn bowling, archery, baseball, basketball, soccer, guided tours.
Special Features:Other popular park attractions include the San Diego Zoo (619-231-1515); Museum of Photographic Arts; Museum of San Diego History; San Diego Museum of Art; San Diego Natural History Museum; Centro Cultural de la Raza, a museum of Mexican, Indigenous, Chicano, and Latino art and culture; Japanese Friendship Garden; Marston House, an Arts and Crafts style museum; Mingei International Museum, a center of world folk art; Rueben H. Fleet Science Center; San Diego Air and Space Museum; San Diego Automotive Museum; San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum; San Diego Museum of Man, an anthropological museum; San Diego Model Railroad Museum; Timken Museum of Art, Veterans Museum and Memorial Center; and World Beat Center, a museum of art, music, and culture of African and other indigenous peoples.

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Friends of Balboa Park is committed to protecting, preserving and enhancing Balboa Park's legacy for future generations through park-wide projects.
Finish Chelsea's Run will take place on March 5, 2011, in Balboa Park, where King practiced with the San Diego Youth Symphony.
Last Saturday, I was supposed to meet a lady and her grandchildren at Balboa Park.
SAN DIEGO -- The Balboa Park Conservancy today announced its 2012-2013 Executive Committee officers, as appointed by the current Board of Directors at its June 12, 2012 meeting.
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and County Supervisor Ron Roberts will present this year's awards, and Friends of Balboa Park Founder Betty Peabody will be a featured speaker.
Montclair Prep 2, Cate 0: Austin Mandel scored twice and goalkeeper Spencer Peck made ninesaves as Montclair Prep of Panorama City defeated Cate of Anahiem at Balboa Park in a wild-card game.
today announced that the Subaru Starlight Cinema and Recycling Center will make their debut as part of its Heritage Sponsorship of the Balboa Park December Nights presented by Barona.
SAN DIEGO -- The Balboa Park Conservancy today voted 8-2 to support the Plaza de Panama project, a proposal to transform the core of Balboa Park into a grand public space for San Diego.
com)-- California ReLeaf announced today Friends of Balboa Park has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Program.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- Charging that the City of San Diego has violated their constitutional rights and breached the Desert Pacific Council's contract to lease land at Balboa Park, the Boy Scouts of America and the Desert Pacific Council filed suit in federal court here today.
However, the NPS suggested that cars be allowed to continue to drive through the core of Balboa Park, a view that is not shared by the Plaza de Panama Committee or the vast majority of park users and stakeholders.
com)-- Friends of Balboa Park, the non-profit organization committed to preserving Balboa Park's legacy for future generations through park-wide projects, announced today the launch of the Roadmap to Water-wise Parkland in Balboa Park: Optimizing Water Use by 2020.