COVID-19 updates

 

House of Hospitality, Visitors Center now closed

Updated 3/17/2020

The Balboa Park Visitors Center has now been closed. We will still be taking phone calls about visiting the park at (619) 239-0512. The Prado Perk coffee cart has also been closed. 

For updated information about closures and modifications in Balboa Park, check this web page from the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership.

We advise all park visitors and employees to follow the recommended CDC protocols for sanitation, health, and safety. Together with our staff and partners, we will continue to monitor the situation and make changes accordingly.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: CANCELLED

The safety and wellness of our park visitors, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to the Balboa Park Conservancy. To protect the health of our community, and help slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the Cinco de Mayo Celebration event, originally scheduled for May 2. 


The Balboa Park Conservancy made this decision in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, and follows the County Health Office order and  
California Department of Public Health’s recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled.

Spring Fling Food Trucks: CANCELLED

The safety and wellness of our park visitors, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to the Balboa Park Conservancy. To protect the health of our community, and help slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the Spring Food Trucks event, originally scheduled for March 30 – April 3. 


The Balboa Park Conservancy made this decision in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, and follows the County Health Office order and  
California Department of Public Health’s recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled.

Dear Park Lover,

The safety and wellness of our park visitors, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to the Balboa Park Conservancy. To protect the health of our community, and help slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the Spring Food Trucks event, originally scheduled for March 30 – April 3.

The Balboa Park Conservancy made this decision in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, and follows the County Health Office order and  California Department of Public Health’s recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled.

We are dedicated to the well being of Balboa Park and all of its visitors.  While this is an emerging situation,  we will continue to serve as a critical  resource for your park experience through our Visitors Center or our online channels.

Along with our park colleagues, we are taking an abundance of caution to provide a safe and healthy visit for all. We encourage the recommended preventive actions to avoid and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well, except to get medical care.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, including after touching doorknobs, using the restroom, before you eat, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, then throw the tissue into the trash.
  • Distance yourself from those who are coughing or sick. 
  • Practice alternative greetings without handshakes or hugs.

We encourage you to check our website regularly and follow our social media accounts for updates or changes in our activities.

Please call the Visitors Center, (619) 239-0512, for updated COVID-19 information as it pertains to Balboa Park.

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and healthy.

With gratitude,

The Balboa Park Conservancy