Friends of Balboa Park, a nonprofit that champions the legacy and beauty of the park, is stewarding a number of wonderful opportunities for the community to enhance Balboa Park during this holiday season.
During December Nights, Friends will be hosting a pop-up shop at the Balboa Park Carousel on Dec. 6 and 7. We will be selling animal-themed tree ornaments, stocking stuffers, and the limited-edition Balboa Park Carousel 2020 calendars! Proceeds support fundraising efforts to restore and preserve the historic Balboa Park Carousel.
Be a Friend
Friends is rounding out our 20th anniversary this year, and with the community’s help, we have accomplished several milestones to preserve and enhance Balboa Park. Among many initiatives, we launched a membership program to facilitate even more people joining our efforts to make a meaningful difference in Balboa Park. Join online at friendsofbalboapark.org/membership.
Poinsettias in the Botanical Building
Friends of Balboa Park’s seasonal floral will be filling the Botanical Building with traditional and hybrid poinsettias throughout December. You can help make this display a festive sight-to-see by making your tax-deductible donation today.
Balboa Park Carousel
In 2017, Friends acquired the historic Balboa Park Carousel, and launched a multi-year $3 million fundraising capital campaign to restore and complete the purchase of the carousel from its prior owner. The campaign recently surpassed the $1.9 million mark, thanks to the community’s generosity. We still have a ways to go to reach our next milestone and need your support. Please consider a donation today and help preserve one of the park’s most beloved icons!
For more information on Friends or the Balboa Park Carousel, call 619-232-2282 or visit friendsofbalboapark.org.
— Friends of Balboa Park is a nonprofit affinity organization that champions and enhances the park by connecting the philanthropic community to Balboa Park.