Employee Appreciation Week

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

In celebration of Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week, employees and volunteers can enjoy generous discounts from many of the institutions from December 10 – 16, 2018. This is the perfect opportunity for last minute holiday shopping or to treat yourself! To qualify for these discounts, Park and Zoo employees must show their photo ID badge or business card and a …

Park Profiles: Meet Nicole Amaya!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Nicole is the Museum Educator of Student Programs at The San Diego Museum of Art. She coordinates events and workshops for youth and educators. She has worked for The San Diego Museum of Art for 10 years, starting as a gallery attendant and contributing to the education department through various roles throughout the years before permanently moving into her roles …

November OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Sustainability Program

For the November OPOT Get-Together, One Park-One Team joined forces with the Balboa Park Sustainability Program on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day! America Recycles Day is a Keep America Beautiful national initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. To honor the holiday and Balboa Park’s green initiatives, One Park-One Team and the Sustainability Program hosted …

Park Profiles: Meet Crescent Jakubs!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Crescent is the Facilities Director at The Old Globe. Having joined The Old Globe and the Park only a year ago, he’s made a significant impact on The Old Globe’s sustainable practices and is an active contributor to “greening” Balboa Park. His experience and best practices ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of each of The Old Globe’s theaters. How …

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Forum Recap

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The annual Balboa Park Sustainability Program’s event returned on October 17, 2018 for the fifth year, under a new name, the Balboa Park Sustainability Forum. The Sustainability Forum was equal parts educational and celebratory. This event continues to grow and this year, 178 community members attended from 75 different organizations and businesses to hear from sustainability thought leaders and to celebrate the strides …

National Geographic Explores San Diego

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

San Diego is filled with diversity, creativity, discovery and adventure and nowhere is that spirit more evident than in Balboa Park, long known as the region’s cultural heart. National Geographic’s four-episode miniseries explores what makes San Diego such a unique destination, showcasing the iconic Balboa Park and the city as a whole to a national and international audience. Don’t forget …

Spanish Village Art Center Celebrates Park Team Members

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Select artists in Spanish Village Art Center are celebrating Balboa Park staff and volunteers by generously offering 15% off artwork on Wednesday, October 24, and Thursday, October 25, from 11 AM to 7 PM. Over 50 artists are showing their appreciation for all the wonderful Balboa Park team members. This is a great opportunity to stock up on early holiday …

Park Profiles: Meet Susan Batt!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Susan is the Manager of Community Engagement at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She has worked in Balboa Park since 2001 and was recently nominated for San Diego Magazine’s 2018 Celebrating Women Nonprofit Visionary award. Susan is dedicated to creating opportunities for families to visit Balboa Park, and truly exemplifies what it means to be a Park team member. How did you start …

HVAC Efficiency at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Finalist Balboa Park is a City of San Diego run park, meaning that the arts, culture, and science organizations are lessees. As tenants, some improvements are taken care of by the City, and some, the organization is responsible for. Since sustainability projects most often involve making changes to either operations or the building envelope, the City …