2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin featuring The San Diego History Center

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

The 2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin features the San Diego History Center! The dedication of the first of 21 California missions, the Mission San Diego de Alcala took place on July 16, 1769, making 2019 the 250th anniversary of San Diego and California’s history as we know it. In celebration, the History Center partnered with the San Diego Unified School District, …

Meet Jessica Owens 

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

Jessica Owens is the Education Assistant at Mingei International Museum. As the Mingei Museum undergoes its transformative renovation, Jessica assists with continuing to bring the Museum’s education programs to the community by coordinating the new Mingei Away program and other educational workshops.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as education assistant?  As education assistant I work closely …

One Park – One Team Celebrates the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade

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

In celebration of San Diego Pride, One Park – One Team invited Balboa Park employees and volunteers to march in the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade. Each year San Diego Pride realizes its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally through numerous programs and events, drawing hundreds of …

Meet Melissa Peterman

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

Melissa Peterman is the Vice President of Development at the future Comic-Con Museum. While the museum undergoes its transformation into the home of the Comic-Con universe, Melissa plays an important role facilitating donor relations and supporting the advancement of the Museum.  Can you share a bit about your role with the future Comic-Con Museum? We’re scheduled to open in 2021 …

June OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

In preparation for the Japanese Friendship Garden’s inaugural Tanabata Festival on July 7, 2019, the June OPOT Get-Together brought Park employees and volunteers together to learn more about the holiday and create traditional decorations to adorn the Garden grounds. Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of the stars Orihime and Hikoboshi. Separated by the …

May OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The May One Park – One Team Get-Together featured an immersive tour of the Fleet Science Center’s Pause|Play exhibition. Designed for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play, the Fleet’s newest exhibition was the perfect opportunity to bring Park employees and volunteers together. Park …

Meet Jose Ramirez

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

Jose Ramirez is the Facilities Manager at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Jose has been with the Garden for nearly seven years managing landscaping and facilities, and implementing sustainable practices to realize the Garden’s goal of becoming a zero-waste organization. How did you become the facilities manager for the Japanese Friendship Garden? It’s kind of a long story, before this I …

Meet Paul Siboroski!

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

Paul Siboroski is the Director of Exhibits at the Fleet Science Center. In his role, Paul oversees the Fleet’s interactive exhibitions and works closely with the education and other departments to connect visitors to the power of science. April was Paul’s anniversary month, marking 18 years since he joined the Fleet as Director of Exhibits in 2001! How did you …

April OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The April OPOT Get-Together featured complimentary coffee and pastries for a “happy morning,” in the heart of Spanish Village Art Center. In celebration of Earth Month, the Balboa Park Sustainability Program joined One Park – One Team to share sustainable tips and play games to win Earth-friendly prizes! Members of the Sustainability Program and the Balboa Park Green Team played …

March OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The March One Park One Team Get-Together featured a special art demonstration by one of the Park’s very own Spanish Village artists. Led and co-hosted by mixed media artist Daphne Gaylord, Park employees and volunteers enjoyed a step-by-step demonstration on how to make an acrylic paint pour in the heart of the Spanish Village Art Center plaza. With Daphne’s guidance, …