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 …

Balboa Park Employees Save Energy

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

High utility costs can be a result of paying for energy that is wasted by lights, equipment, and HVAC systems that are left on for long periods while not in use. According to Energy Star, office buildings waste up to one-third of the energy they consume. By looking closely at their operations and how they use their building, staff in …

June OPOT Get-Together: Crafts & Tea

Cassie Kaawaloa

Join One Park – One Team for crafts and tea with the Japanese Friendship Garden! The June OPOT Get-Together will feature a special presentation of kazari decorations and how to make them for the Tanabata Festival in July. Join us on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  to make kazari decorations and enjoy tea and light refreshments. Let us know you’ll be there by …

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 …

May OPOT Get-Together: Museum Tour!

Cassie Kaawaloa

No adulting allowed! Join One Park – One Team for a trip down memory lane as we tour the Fleet Science Center’s newest exhibition, Pause|Play! Exhibits Project Supervisor Ashanti Davis will lead us on a tour of the exhibit which features some of our favorite playground activities with a scientific twist. One tour will be offered from 4:30 PM to …

Reducing Energy Costs with Efficient Lighting at the Fleet Science Center

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the Fleet Science Center’s ongoing efforts to reduce their building’s energy usage, the organization is replacing existing light bulbs throughout the building with 1,100 energy efficient LEDs. By using these new bulbs, they expect to save $16,365 through reduced energy costs. The Fleet Science Center, also known simply as the Fleet, has continued to operate more sustainably …

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 …