Balboa Park

GOVERNMENT

Court paves way for Balboa Park redo

A state appellate court on Thursday cleared the way for San Diego to reshape the roads and parking lots at Balboa Park, overturning a two-year-old ruling that had blocked a redesign proposed by Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and the Plaza de Panama Committee that he headed.

GOVERNMENT

Gloria defends Balboa Park funding

Responding to criticism from Balboa Park support groups, San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria last week said the city has spent $62 million over the past several years to spruce up the park for the centennial anniversary of 1915's Panama-California Exposition.

GOVERNMENT

Balboa Park hopes 100th birthday will bring repairs

It's been almost 100 years since former president Theodore Roosevelt stood on the platform at the brand new Spreckels Organ Pavilion and made what he called "an earnest plea" to San Diego.

CONSTRUCTION

Revitalized Plaza de Panama unveiling

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Visitor Information

Thanks to the foresight of its early settlers, San Diego is blessed with an oasis of green that functions as its recreational heart.  Balboa Park, located just east of downtown and the airport began as an 1,400 acre track set aside as a public park in 1865.  The first master plan was prepared in 1903 and the city levied a tax in 1905 to support the master plan.  The grounds were planted by Kate Sessions during the early part of the 20th century.  Her determination to keep San Diego green can be seen in its lush plantings and trees.

Many of the buildings in the park date to the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and are excellent examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  At the time the buildings were not intended for permanent use, but they have remained in constant use since the Exposition.  In recent years as termites and time have taken their toll buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt as exact replicas. The site was also the host of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition.

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Balboa Park Businesses

Seacoast Multimedia, Inc.

2121 Fifth Ave., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Audio Services
  • CD-Rom Services
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers
  • Construction Defects
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Education - Legal
  • Forensic Consultants
  • Litigation Support
  • Photography Services
  • Trial Services
  • Video Services

CalExpress Attorney Messenger Service

1202 Kettner Blvd., Ste. A
San Diego, CA
  • Attorney Services
  • Copy Services
  • Courier Services
  • Litigation Support
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Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
Technology

U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

The fourth annual U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference will bring more than 1,500 stakeholders from all sectors of the national STEM community to San Diego to address the shortage of skilled STEM workers in San Diego and all over the country. This highly regarded national conference will assemble leaders from business, education and government to work toward a self-sustaining STEM pipeline that ensures opportunities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, socio-economic or cultural background. Among those leaders will be SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom with a session titled "The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View." U.S. News Stem Solutions will bring national attention to the current state of STEM jobs and education in San Diego, including programs like the Life Sciences Summer Institute. Your participation will help us work towards our goal of ensuring that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce. Space is limited, so we strongly encourage you to register today. *Save $100 on registration by using code SDWP100.
Entertainment12:40p

Annual Dog Days of Summer

The event will give pet parents and their furry companions special access to the 12:40 p.m. baseball game as the San Diego Padres take on the Seattle Mariners. Professional skateboarder, rallycross driver and 10-time X Games gold medalist Bucky Lasek will be throwing out the first pitch, and join fellow pet parents at the "Dog Days of Summer" Tailgate Party. Petco is currently accepting applications from interested pet parents at www.petco.com/petcopark through May 30, 2015. All approved applicants will receive a free dog ticket and two complimentary human passes, which will be presented to the pet parent at the event. All attendees must be pre-approved, no passes will be approved the day of the event.
Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
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