OPOT Morning Get-Together

Veronica Allende

  Wednesday, March 22 8:00am-10:00am Spanish Village Come out to the Spanish Village Art Center on Wednesday, March 22 from 8:00am to 10:00am for March’s OPOT Morning Get-Together. Enjoy one complimentary cup of coffee or a frappuccino and pastries courtesy of Daniel’s Coffee. Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing here!

Park Profiles: Meet Christina Zakimi!

Veronica AllendeOne Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Meet Christina Zakimi Christina is the Private Events Coordinator at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Her knowledge and love of Japanese culture, language, and art extend into the events she organizes in the Garden. With the Cherry Blossom Festival days away and the great increase in both private and public events at the Garden, Christina explains how she and her team … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Terri Rochon!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Terri Rochon Terri is the Guest Relations Manager with the Hall of Champions and has been a Balboa Park Team Member for a decade. Her ability to take on multiple tasks while keeping a positive attitude has been a key element of the Hall of Champion’s success. 1. What brought you to Balboa Park, and more specifically, the Hall … Read More

OPOT Holiday Get-Together

Kristen Mihalko

Jingle all the way over to this month’s Holiday Get-Together! Join your OPOT family at the Hall of Nations on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-7:30pm for holiday-themed games, pastries, and drinks. If you don’t come out for the games, come out to be entered in our raffle! We will be raffling off a special holiday-themed prize to one jolly team … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Jennifer Padilla Jennifer is the Director of Visitor Services at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was the recipient of the Friends of Balboa Park’s inaugural Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader Award. You were the inaugural winner of the Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader in Balboa Park Award, congrats! What was it like to receive this award? Thank you! It … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Daniel White!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Daniel White! Daniel is the owner and operator of “Daniel’s Coffee“, located in the Spanish Village Art Center. His coffee and specialty drinks selection, as well as great customer service reviews, has brought him and his staff members praise and a long lasting reputation of quality brew. How did Daniel’s Coffee get its start? When I was nineteen, I started working … Read More

Festival of Trees Sneak Preview for Balboa Park Team Members

Kristen Mihalko

The San Diego Floral Association– who has organized the Festival of Trees annually for more than 25 years- along with garden clubs, plant societies, schools, Balboa Park institutions and other non-profit organizations, invite all Park team members to a sneak preview of the Festival of Trees at the Casa del Prado in Room 101. This is your chance to see beautifully decorated … Read More

One Park – One Team Morning Get-Together

Kristen Mihalko

Join your OPOT family for coffee and frappuccinos courtesy of Daniel’s Coffee Cart in Spanish Village Art Center between 8am and 10am. Start your morning off with some caffeine and continue it with a visit to the recently opened Sustainability Studio! The Studio will be open from 9 -10am during this event. Let us know you’re coming by signing up here. … Read More

2015 One Park – One Team Luau

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2015 OPOT BBQ was a Hawaiian luau celebration and hosted 850 Park employees and volunteers! The event was catered by Homestyle Hawaiian with musical entertainment by Sugar Cane Band. We also had a tiki photo hut and games: networking bingo, cornhole hosted by Emerging Museum Professionals, and pineapple bowling. One Park – One Team awardees: Tony Cucuzella, San Diego … Read More

2014 Inaugural One Park – One Team BBQ

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Our inaugural BBQ served over 750 Balboa Park employees and volunteers. This event featured catered food from Phil’s BBQ, a photo booth van, steel drums, and activities that helped us better understand how long Park employees have been in the Park and where they were originally from. One Park – One Team awardees: Heart of the Park was awarded to … Read More