Sustainability Excellence Award

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership member organizations have made huge strides in sustainability over the past eight years with the help of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program. We are proud of their accomplishments, and for the past three years, have recognized innovative projects with our own Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. Several organizations have also gained national recognition  through  PIC Green’s Sustainability …

Park Profiles: Meet Peter Comiskey!

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

Meet Peter Comiskey Peter is the Executive Director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP). Since taking his role at the BPCP four years ago, the Park has seen a great improvement in the collaborative efforts between organizations and team members. 1. What brought you to San Diego, and more specifically, Balboa Park? I have always had a passion for …

Maker Faire San Diego 2016

Maker Faire San Diego 2016

Stephania Villar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Public Events

Maker Faire San Diego is BACK! With air rockets, robots, towering sculptures, and a world of virtual reality, you are invited to be creative, engage with amazing technology, and get your hands dirty on October 1+2 in Balboa Park. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From …

2016 Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast and Awards Ceremony Recap

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 17th, the Balboa Park Sustainability Program hosted its 3rd annual Partners’ Breakfast and Sustainability Awards Ceremony. The event brought together more than 100 attendees from 53 organizations including members, thought leaders and implementation specialists for a chance to connect, learn and celebrate sustainability efforts in Balboa Park.    Please follow these links for photo and video content of …

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 …

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa 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 …

Six Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

While many people don’t think we have a winter season in San Diego, it can definitely feel a bit frosty to those of us who live and work here, which means a lot of energy will be used for heating indoor spaces. Even though we may not use nearly as much heating energy as elsewhere in the country, it still …

Park Profiles: Meet Daniel White!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa 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 …

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 …