Balboa Park Conservancy

The Balboa Park Conservancy provides expertise, advocacy and resources to envision, enhance and sustain Balboa Park for all visitors in partnership with the City of San Diego and in collaboration with other organizations in the Park and the community.

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Parts Of Balboa Park Reopen

Balboa Park’s Central Mesa is open to visitors. Several museums and restaurants, including the iconic Prado Restaurant, are open as well. Please see our Virtual Visitors Center for full details on open attractions and dining options, days, and hours of operation.

In turbulent times, we must all play our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19 and still maintain our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Balboa Park is here for you while you’re staying at home in accordance with our state and local mandates. Our Virtual Visitors Center provides you with resources and information.

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We bring the skills, experience, knowledge and leadership of our expert staff, diverse board of trustees and professional network to build community and deepen impact.

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We use our voice, influence and connections with park stakeholders, government officials, and community and business leaders to advocate for the best version of Balboa Park possible.

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We provide staff, volunteers, materials, data, funding and other critical resources to serve priority park initiatives.

What We Do

Balboa Park’s Urban Forest

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Tree Balboa Park adds 500 new trees in the park in 2 years

Virtual Visitors Center

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The best way to begin your park adventure is at the Balboa Park Visitors Center.

Signage & Wayfinding in Balboa Park

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Accessibility to Balboa Park was identified as a core value of park stakeholders…


COVID-19 Updates

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Check here for updates regarding the Balboa Park Conservancy as it relates to COVID-19.

Food Truck Fridays

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Gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, and activities for families – Returns Summer 2020!

Park Ambassadors

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Our Park Ambassadors greet people, give directions, answer questions, and provide current information on park history, attractions and events.

Balboa Park Tree Stewards

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Creating the Next Generation of Tree Stewards

Botanical Building & Gardens

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Revitalizing the historic Botanical Building back to its original splendor, while enhancing its accessibility and relevance

Cultural Landscape Report

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Preparing a guiding document for the future of the Park

Economic Impact Study

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A deeper understanding of the park’s economic impact helps inform decisions and stimulate investment in preservation and development

Balboa Park Benefits Study

How San Diego’s Crown Jewel Impacts the Economy, Environment, Equity and More

Support Us

Home to award-winning gardens, historic landmarks, first-class museums, and the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, Balboa Park is the heart of the city’s cultural identity. We invite you to explore the many ways you can get involved and support Balboa Park to ensure it remains one of the world’s greatest urban cultural parks.

Our Board

Our Team


Project for Public Spaces

Contact Us!

If you want to get in touch, please use this form.

1549 El Prado, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92101

P:  (619) 331-1920