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Growing Balboa Park

Friends honor valuable volunteers

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Growing Balboa Park | No Comments

By Reema Makani Boccia

Friends of Balboa Park, a nonprofit that preserves the legacy and beauty of the park, celebrated the honorees of its 17th annual awards luncheon last month.

This year’s event, themed “Magical Menagerie,” commemorated the nonprofit’s recent acquisition of the historic Balboa Park Carousel. The luncheon also recognized institutions and organizations throughout the park that have enhanced it throughout the years.

New year, new jewels

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Growing Balboa Park | No Comments

By Reema Makani Boccia | Growing Balboa Park  Every new year can bring reflection on the past, and setting goals for the year ahead. If getting to know your backyard park — aka Balboa Park — is one of your resolutions, take a stroll through the grounds and check out a few new things Friends […]

Who’s your inspiration?

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Growing Balboa Park | No Comments

By Ann Wilson | Growing Balboa Park The many institutions and organizations within Balboa Park would not be as successful as they are today without the dedication and support of their volunteers. Friends of Balboa Park was founded by a group of volunteers who wanted to help maintain Balboa Park and all its beauty and leave […]

Summer in the park

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Growing Balboa Park | No Comments

By Ann Wilson | Growing Balboa Park Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy Balboa Park on these sunny days and long, balmy evenings. In addition to all the usual exhibits, performances and events in the park each and every day, there are special events that only happen in the summertime.

Spring in the park

Posted: April 1st, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Growing Balboa Park | No Comments

By Ann Wilson | Growing Balboa Park It’s spring! I do believe this is my favorite time of the year in Balboa Park. The gardens are at their colorful best, daylight lasts longer and the throngs of summer visitors have not yet arrived. I urge you to take advantage of the season and take a […]