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

Ascent Real Estate

410 Kalmia St.
San Diego , CA
  • Consultants - Management
  • Real Estate - Broker/Consultants
  • Real Estate - Commercial
  • Real Estate - Foreclosure & Sales
  • Real Estate - Management
  • Real Estate - Residential
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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
Entertainment11:00a

Fault Line Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Marking the first public park to open in East Village in more than a decade, Civic San Diego, the City of San Diego and developer Pinnacle International will host a grand opening event for Fault Line Park to celebrate the new public space. Speakers will discuss the importance of public open space in East Village; Fault Line Park’s unique public-private partnership; the adjacent Pinnacle On The Park residential development which has opened the first of two 45-story high rise towers that will ultimately provide 956 apartment homes, including 72 affordable units; and the future of downtown and East Village.
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
Education

2the Xtreme-Math Alive!

Schoolchildren in 14 military families soon might never wonder whether and how they will use all of the mathematics that they are studying. That is because Operation Homefront California and Raytheon have teamed to treat them to the “2theXtreme–MathAlive!” The exhibit, which Raytheon presents, turns visitors into participants, bringing to life equations, geometry and other math and showing children, through interactive exercises, how math is relevant to science, technology, engineering and, above all, to having fun.
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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