Balboa Park

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Revitalized Plaza de Panama unveiling

Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to unveil a revitalized Plaza de Panama at 1 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Panama-California Exposition centennial celebration at Balboa Park that will continue throughout this year.

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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

Solar Alliance of America

406 9th Ave., Ste. 304
San Dieg, CA
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Residential Development

Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC

1010 Second Ave., Ste. 2500
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Business Litigation
  • Legal - Corporate Law
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Homes for Sale

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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
Entertainment

March for Babies

March of Dimes is hosting its annual “March for Babies” walk in Balboa Park to raise awareness of premature birth and birth defects.
Health

March for Babies

March of Dimes is hosting its annual “March for Babies” walk in Balboa Park to raise awareness of premature birth and birth defects. Each year nearly 4 million babies are born in the United States and March of Dimes touches each one of them. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death in the United States. Babies who survive an early birth may have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and learning disabilities. In California, one in eleven babies are born too soon. March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Arts11:00a

ArtWalk

Robin Henkel performs solo blues.
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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